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Sheen Trumps Palin and More Junk Food News

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Abby Martin writes on Media Roots:

“We are awash in electronic hallucinations. The worse it gets, the more we retreat into those hallucinations. Dying cultures always sever themselves from reality, because reality becomes so difficult to face, and we’re no exception to that.” — Chris Hedges, interview with Media Roots

Of Tiger Blood and Birthers

During the first four days of the corporate media’s fanatical coverage of actor Charlie Sheen’s drug-addled, tiger-blooded neurosis, four more US soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan. Yet, CNN only took notice after a Facebook campaign initiated by a fellow soldier went viral, which pitted the coverage of fallen soldiers against the celebrity addict. The campaign galvanized tens of thousands of people to write the following on their Facebook pages:

“Charlie Sheen is all over the news because he’s a celebrity drug addict, while Andrew Wilfahrt 31, Brian Tabada 21, Rudolph Hizon 22, Chauncy Mays 25, are soldiers who gave their lives this week with no media mention.Read the rest

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9/11 Truthers Angry At Charlie Sheen For Not Spreading Their Crackpot Theories

Sheen 9/11This is exactly what’s wrong with “Truthers” of any kind … just because Charlie Sheen drank the kool aid once, does not mean he has to use every opportunity to expose these theories. Making him do what you think is the very definition of fascism. Via New York Magazine:

You just cannot make everyone happy! The 9/11 Truth Movement’s Mark Dice tells TMZ that Charlie Sheen — who has, in the past, publicly stated his support for the organization — is losing his conspiracy-theorist base because he’s not “asking hard questions about what happened on 9/11 and the resulting wars” at his live show. (Which is something he should be doing instead of “bragging about smoking crack and sleeping with hookers.”) Also, says Dice, the Q&A formatting needs tweaking.

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Cult of Personality: The Glamor of the Downward Spiral

alice-in-chains-dirtLast week, I noticed an uptick in people listening to Alice In Chains and it occurred right along with my own renewed interest in the band, and Charlie Sheen’s supposed meltdown. I saw a common theme between these and talked about it in the Cult of Personality and the price that must be paid. The American public loves to see the Nobody “make it big,” but we love it even more when we get to watch them implode in front of our very eyes. Not long after, I see this:

“Mike Starr, the former bassist of Alice In Chains, was found dead in his Salt Lake City home Wednesday. Starr was 44 years old. With a history of substance abuse, Starr was featured on the third season of Celebrity Rehab.

Mike Starr, who is best known for his work with Alice In Chains on the album Dirt, tried to use his former rock star status as a get out of jail free card when he was arrested in February 2011 for felony possession of a controlled substance.

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Charlie Sheen Quotes Presented By Superheroes

Sheen Superhero QuoteWell, we discovered this week Charlie Sheen does have a superpower: getting a million Twitter followers in 25 hours. If you'd like to take a break from the serious news of the week, very funny post from Laura Hudson on Comics Alliance:
Earlier this week, we decided that the only way to deal with the exploding celebrity Death Star that is Charlie Sheen was to take his spectacularly hubristic comments and put them in the mouths of superheroes, with the help of Chris Haley and Curt Franklin of the webcomic Let's Be Friends Again. You, the readers, told us that the six measly pieces of original art where your favorite Marvel and DC characters reiterate the philosophical jewels of the only celebrity whose veins pump pure tiger blood was simply not enough, and we have heard your demands.
Update: Actually Sheen may be trying to use his new-found superpower for good, the Hollywood Reporter is claiming he's going to Haiti with Sean Penn.
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Alex Jones Defends Charlie Sheen on ‘The View’ (Video)

Alex Jones On 'The View'My freakin' head just exploded: Alex Jones is sitting at a table with Barbara Walters. Here's a clip below. Via TV Squad:
Alex Jones, the host of the radio show on which Charlie Sheen raged last week, vehemently defended the Two and Half Men star on The View arguing that Sheen is a recovering addict who's being harassed and portrayed poorly by CBS, Chuck Lorre and the media. "I just think that he's somebody going through a hard time who got clean," said Jones. "It's wrong from them to be prodding him and demonizing him and trying to make him blow up. That's actually what I believe's going on here ... Charlie's tired of being held up like the devil." But, the discussion quickly goes off-topic as Jones relentlessly hypes his website and simultaneously rails against the TSA, financial institutions that are "bankrupting" the country and George W. Bush. Eventually, an exasperated Barbara Walters brings the segment to a close while Jones talks over her.
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The Man Behind Charlie Sheen’s Rants: Alex Jones?

Alex Jones & Charlie SheenAlex Jones is getting a lot of mainstream attention today because of recent remarks made by Charlies Sheen on Jones’ radio show that caused Sheen’s popular sitcom Two and a Half Men to close production for the year. If you’re wondering who Alex Jones is (unlikely for Disinfo readers), here is a mainstream media assessment in the Hollywood Reporter:

Context is important, and Sheen made his controversial remarks on Alex Jones’ syndicated radio show. Those who have listened to Jones know that he is no ordinary talk radio host. Long before Glenn Beck made headlines (and millions) mining conspiratorial territory on his radio show, Jones was exploring the wilder side of political talk radio for a devoted following online.

Jones is not mainstream (he has under 25,000 Twitter followers), yet he has influence and is sometimes linked to by more influential media figures such as Matt Drudge.

As his fans know, Jones is different than just about anyone in his field.

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