LAPD confused, admitted activists had done nothing wrong
Alex Jones was joined on air yesterday by We Are Change LA 9/11 truth activists Katie Kurtzman Bruno Bruhwiler to discuss their infiltration of Bill Maher's HBO show last Friday night.
The two activists, along with seven others, managed to get into Real Time with Bill Maher, at CBS studios with signs and banners, as well as 9/11 "truth dollars" advertising activist websites.
Maher was talking science during a round table panel discussion when the first protester named Randy stood up, held up his smuggled-in sign reading '9/11 is a cover up fraud' and shouted comments to the same effect.
Protests have been ongoing outside CBS studios for the last few weeks after Maher took a digg at 9/11 truthers in a segment on his show entitled "New Rules".
"Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one who's being naive," Maher stated. "How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think 'Well, if you believe that was the cause…' Stop asking me to raise this ridiculous topic on the show and start asking your doctor if Paxil is right for you."
However the infiltration of Maher's audience by the LA group made certain that nationwide attention was cast onto the issue as live TV was brought to a stand still.
The group also maximized their time by cleverly spreading themselves around the audience so when one activist was seized and removed, another would stand up and begin protesting.
Watch video of the incident:
Speaking on the Alex Jones show yesterday Katie Kurtzman described the experience as "empowering".
"Definitely, I was a little afraid when I got into the room but when I was doing it I felt no fear at all." Kurtzman commented.
Bruno Bruhwiler described the moment that his fellow member of We Are Change LA was thrown to the ground, roughed up and hauled out by security:
"Randy got quite a few statements in and he was nervous and he admits that but he was really powerful and he broke the ice for the rest of us for sure.
"As they were dragging him out, they had five to eight people grabbing him and dragging him out, they handcuffed him and took him up to a room and put him face down on the floor
"The police arrived and said 'take those handcuffs off' and then they asked what happened and Randy said 'there was a comedian on stage and I heckled him' and the police agreed he had done nothing wrong"
Listen to the entire interview from yesterday's show here.
Bruhwiler and Kurtzman were previously involved in the creation of a short youtube clip to counter Maher's comments.
"New rule: buildings do not collapse into the path of most resistance at anything close to freefall speed," Kurtzman counters on video, referring to claims by some that only a controlled demolition would allow for such a fast collapse by the Twin Towers. "Go back to kindergarten and play with blocks until you figure that out," she tells Maher, aping the host's finger-wagging delivery.
Kurtzman also raised questions about the collapse of the World Trade Center's building seven, which fell despite not being struck by a plane.
"Two airplanes can't slam into two buildings and knock down three," she says, punctuating the point by flipping Maher off.
Watch the entire clip:
The clip immediately went viral, however the latest action from the CBS studios has now been viewed by over ten times more people and shot to the number one viewed video on youtube over the weekend with hundreds of thousands of views.
"It was upsetting because he was dissing the 9/11 Truthers, but he wasn't having any on his show," Bruhwiler commented. "Which is odd, because it's a debate show."
Maher's attempts to denigrate the issue of 9/11 truth and demonize activists, many of whom are supported by firefighters and first responders, has most certainly backfired. How ironic that in his vitriolic announcement that the issue should be dropped Maher has succeeded in fixing a more intense spotlight onto 9/11 truth.