The LA Times has delievered a surprisingly balanced piece on Charlie Sheen’s Letter to the President. Here is an excerpt, the full story can be found here.
Wednesday Sept 9, 2009
Normally, when an A-/B+ celebrity issues some political pronouncement at the start of a new television season or just before a movie release, people might suspect it has something to do with publicity.
A lot of rich, pretty people speak out on causes they support at times like that and the world goes, So what?
But when someone with the gravitas of a Charlie Sheen issues a statement, anyone is forced to listen.
In an exclusive contact with the PrisonPlanet.com website, Sheen reveals 1) that he voted for Barack Obama in November and 2) that he [Sheen] has become convinced that the 9/11 attacks were an inside government job perpetrated by people inside government for inside and no doubt nefarious reasons.
The idea being that Osama bin Laden and his posse were (maybe still are?) really working for the U.S. government to help justify faraway wars. (This might also explain why the U.S. government has “so far” been “unable” to capture or kill ObL.)
Sheen apparently figures that if Obama can waste all that time talking to American schoolchildren who can’t even vote or pay $2,500 for a Democratic fundraiser yet, the president who garnered so many millions from Hollywood people ought to make time to talk with one of them. Or at least read their letter.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8:17 am