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Only Some Conspiracy Theories Welcome at Huffington Post

Have to agree, the Huffington Post loves to embrace all sort of crazy pseudoscientific theories about your health, but has a problem with this post from Jesse Ventura. (You can read the Ventura post on InfoWars.) Alex Pareene writes on Gawker:
The Huffington Post removed a 9/11 "Truther" post from former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. According to their editor's note, "The Huffington Post's editorial policy, laid out in our blogger guidelines, prohibits the promotion and promulgation of conspiracy theories...." Oh, really? Ventura'sHuffington Post Removal Because today, the very same Huffington Post published this wonderful post from dangerous nutcase Jenny McCarthy about how autism is caused by vaccines and can be cured with experimental treatments that the established medical community doesn't want you to know about. We can only assume that as soon as the editors discover this conspiratorial nonsense, they will promptly remove it. The fun thing about Jenny McCarthy's conspiracy is that if it catches on enough, it will literally lead to the death of children. Trutherism just makes you really annoying!
It's not only Huffington Post who gives the former Playboy playmate lip service, ABC News was willing to seek a medical opinion from her. Even if you disagree with Ventura's claims on 9/11 (and I am in that camp), Ventura is not saying he is qualified to dispense an engineering analysis, or even claiming he is 100% right about his conclusions. For more on Jenny McCarthy's lunatic crusade, check out Jenny McCarthy Body Count.
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Disinformation Interviews June Sarpong of ‘Conspiracy Theory’

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Learn more about the popular cable TV series in this behind-the-scenes interview with June Sarpong from Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.

Disinformation founder Gary Baddeley chats with June about her research for the show, HAARP, and working with Jesse.

About Conspiracy Theory: Jesse Ventura and a team of expert investigators are on a mission to examine some of the most frightening and mysterious conspiracy allegations of our time. They examine available evidence as well as talking to experts and eyewitnesses to learn more about such topics as global warming, possible 9/11 cover-ups, secret government weapons and apocalyptic prophecies.

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Jesse Ventura Body Slams TV Ratings With ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse VenturaDaniela Perdomo writes on Alternet:

Jesse Ventura has worn many hats over his lifetime. In addition to being a body-slamming professional wrestler and one-term governor of Minnesota, he was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam and a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. In his latest career move, he is a conspiracy theory investigator.

His television show, Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura, premiered on TruTV in early December delivering the 17-year-old channel’s largest-ever premiere audience — 1.6 million people — and maintaining it during subsequent episodes. It held onto high Nielsen ratings despite being panned by critics because the masses love it. TruTV’s slogan is “Not Reality. Actuality.” This is a baffling mantra, but it’s the perfect place for a show like Ventura’s.

“We developed it for our audience,” one that is “usually fascinated with inside worlds they don’t normally have access to,” said Darren Campo, senior vice president of programming at the channel.

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Jesse Ventura Wins Prize For Most Alarming 2012 Fearmongering

As the producer of the documentary film 2012: Science or Superstition (and editor of the book of the same title), I've watched more or less all the various TV specials, wacky docs and of course the Hollywood blockbuster from Roland Emmerich ... not to mention my ever-expanding library of 50+ 2012-themed books. As a result I think I'm as well-qualified as anyone to name the disinformation® winner for best 2012 fearmongering: Jesse Ventura, on his "Conspiracy Theory" cable series. Get a load of this: Okay, there's no real prize, but Jesse, if you'd like someone to provide some balance to the doomsday madness of Patrick Geryl or the supposedly scientific scariness of Larry Joseph, you know where to find us.
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Jesse Ventura’s Latest Conspiracy Theory – Global Warming

In the third episode of his new TV series, Jesse Ventura is following the money trail, out to expose the most frightening, inconvenient Conspiracy Theory yet: That Global Warming may be a scam. The movement claims the planet is heading to disaster because factories and cars are heating up the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. The green industry feeds off our fears and urges us to spend billions on products that purport to be good for the environment. This week, Jesse and his investigators are traveling around the world to expose the power-brokers who pull the strings and rake in fortunes. The Conspiracy Theory team aims to get to the bottom of claims that global warming is a powerful plot meant to extort, tax and control all of us...
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Jesse Ventura Investigates 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

On the second episode of Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura, the ex-Governor steps into America's most controversial conspiracy by challenging the 9/11 Commission Report and searching for evidence that the September 11th attacks may have been an inside job. At the urging of victims' families, he finds witnesses who claim the towers were brought down by explosives, the missing black box flight recorders were actually recovered and ground control knew the hijackers were in the cockpits before the jets took off.
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Jesse Ventura Exposes HAARP Conspiracy

Jesse Ventura has launched his new series Conspiracy Theory on cable channel Tru TV. On the first show he focused on HAARP (the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Alaska)... The official explanation of what HAARP is all about is below. Needless to say Jesse isn't so sure.
HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes...
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MSNBC Cancelled Jesse Ventura For His Opposition To War In Iraq

Steve Watson for InfoWars:

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has revealed that he was effectively silenced for three years by MSNBC when the network cancelled his show in 2003 after learning that Ventura opposed the war in Iraq.

Ventura began the MSNBC show, Jesse Ventura’s America, in October 2003.

The show was originally planned to run five nights a week, but MSNBC executives suddenly changed their minds and it was only broadcast once a week, on Saturdays, before being ditched altogether.

The ex-Navy SEAL has now told the LA Times that he was forced out of the network and prevented from appearing on any other cable TV or news shows.

“It was awful. I was basically silenced.” Ventura comments in the interview.

“When I came out of office, I was the hottest commodity out there. There was a bidding war between CNN, Fox and MSNBC to get my services. MSNBC ultimately won.

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