CNN has taken a break from defending anti-Semitic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar to accuse Democrat presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, an actual Jewish woman, of “entertaining” anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson once entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories on a radio show hosted by a prominent ‘truther’ who claimed that the World Trade Center attacks were orchestrated by a ‘Zionist organized crime outfit,'” the far-left network reported Thursday.
Not included in the report were any mentions of CNN’s own anti-Semitism.
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Williamson has, for her part, disputed the allegations against her.
“Over the course of her 35-year career as an author, activist, and speaker, Williamson has been interviewed hundreds and hundreds of times by media outlets that run the gamut,” her campaign manager, Patricia Ewing, reportedly said in a statement.
Ewing added that the candidate’s presence on conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett’s radio show, “Truth Jihad,” didn’t amount to “an endorsement of [his] philosophy or ideas.”
“[S]he’s talking about her ideas, not theirs,” Williamson’s campaign manager said.
Her ideas, as expressed explicitly by her during the 2012 interview, were that it’s OK to question official narratives, as seen in a transcript maintained by the conspiracy site Veterans Today.
“[T]o have questions about 9/11, to me, is no different than having questions about the Warren Commission,” she said. “And I don’t believe in the single bullet theory of the Kennedy assassination either.”
In 2012, @marwilliamson did an interview w/ Kevin Barrett, who thinks 9/11 was a Jewish run false flag.
— Avi Bueno (@Avi_Bueno) August 2, 2019
Regarding the Sept. 11 attacks, it’s true that she didn’t endorse Barrett’s conspiracy theories. But in fairness to CNN, she didn’t dispute them either.
The conspiracy theorizing over Sept. 11 began after Williamson asked Barrett who he thought would win the 2012 presidential election.
“Well, honestly, I kind of think Obama will win,” the conspiracy theorist podcast host replied. “But it’s a tough one. You probably won’t agree with me on this, but I think the real overriding issue here is: Do we risk World War III by going to war with Iran and maybe Russia and China?”
“And I think the Republicans are in the hands of the Zionist organized crime outfit that has been dedicated to going to war with Iran ever since they blew up the Trade Towers.”
“So you think the Zionist organized crime unit were the ones who did 9/11?” Williamson asked in fascination.
“Absolutely, just google ‘Larry Silverstein WTC-7,'” Barrett replied.
“So wait, I need to ask so I understand, the theory of 9/11 being an artificially-created Pearl Harbor in order to justify an Iraq war …,” Williamson continued.
“It wasn’t just about Iraq. It was about a century of war destroying the Islamic world, and in particular, destroying the enemies of Israel. And that’s what they’re still pushing for,” Barrett replied.
Instead of disputing the host’s ideas, Williamson just listened to and acknowledged them like one might listen to and acknowledge the complaints of an ignorant child.
But when given a chance to offer her own ideas, the current Democrat presidential candidate spoke defensively of Israel. Why would she do that? Perhaps because she’s a Jew.
“So, you know…yeah. The way I look at Israel, I look at Israel like I look at the United States: The people of Israel are not the government of Israel,” she said.
“[E]ven though I do not, for the most part, agree with the government of Israel at all — and also as a Jew, because I am a Jew and committed to the existence of Israel — because your worldview would just obliterate something that I can’t … that I do not wish to see obliterated,” she added in stark defiance to Barrett’s anti-Semitism.
CNN’s accusations against Williamson appear to be part of a growing campaign to malign and smear her as a mentally deranged lunatic and conspiracy theorist who’s against vaccinations, against medicine, against science, etc.
Misrepresentations of my work are in high gear this morning, so just in case it need be said: I am not anti-vaxx. I am pro-science & medicine. I’ve never suggested to anyone they should pray away their illness & not see a doctor. I’ve never blamed a victim nor fat-shamed anyone.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) July 17, 2019
If you ever read an article saying that I told people with AIDS they didn’t have to take their medicine because positive thinking would cure it; or that I ever told people who got sick that negative thinking caused it; please know both those things are complete and utter lies.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) June 23, 2019
Speaking earlier this month about this ongoing campaign, she remarked at the time that she had no idea that the left could be “so mean.”
“I know this sounds naïve,” she said in an interview with The New Yorker. “I didn’t think the left was so mean. I didn’t think the left lied like this.”
The remarks have earned her a certain degree of empathy from conservatives, who have decades of experience being maligned and smeared by the institutional left.
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