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Coast to Coast AM

Coast to Coast AM, “America’s most listened to late night talk show,” is owned by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of mass media giant Clear Channel Communications, Inc., despite claiming to provide a real alternative media platform.

Coast to Coast AM has some very well-researched and serious guests — this article isn’t about them. It’s about the questionable guests of Coast to Coast AM.

Len Horowitz (last on June 2, 2011)
– A Knight of Malta through the Knight’s Hospitallers, self-professed descendant of both Yeshua and Moses (theologically impossible), purveyor of the “HIV was created in a lab” theory that relies solely on circumstantial evidence, and, after being a regular, was banned as a guest on the Alex Jones Show in late 2009.

Richard Miniter (last on May 24, 2011)
– Torture advocate who said on C-SPAN that those who say Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times “are being a bit cute.

Steve Quayle (last on April 5, 2011)
– Known for his effortless and blithe fear-mongering. On April 19, 2008, he was on with Saturday host Ian Punnett, and was so depressing that Punnett ended the interview early as a result of an email he had received before that from a purported listener saying he/she was so depressed that they had contemplated suicide.

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku (last on March 19, 2011)
– Said in 2010 that those who resist the transformation of our world from a type 0 civilization (independent nation states) to a type 1 (planetary) civilization are “terrorists.

Major Ed Dames (last on March 16, 2011)
РSelf-described remote viewer who has a litany of failed predictions, which seem to be no barrier to being repeatedly invited back on.

Col. John Alexander (last on February 20, 2011)
– A strong advocate of non-lethal weaponry who claimed on his June 21, 2009 appearance that no one has ever been killed by a taser. George Noory received a flurry of understandably concerned and outraged emails, that he took the rare step of posting this response on the website.

Jordan Maxwell (last on February 5, 2010)
– Claims without any hard evidence, that your birth certificate is a security traded on an alleged “world stock exchange,” and the New York Stock Exchange. For more, see my article, No evidence that your birth certificate is traded on any exchange.

James Fetzer (last on February 23, 2006)
– Allowed on the show until he started giving credence to “no plane” theories of 9/11. He has repeatedly gotten into divisions with prominent members of the movement including Stephen E. Jones, Alex Jones, and even Dr. Judy Wood.

Morgan Reynolds (last on February 23, 2006)
– Former Chief Economist in the Department of Labor in the George W. Bush administration, who was allowed on the show until he also started giving credence to “no plane” theories of 9/11 once he had built up credibility and a prominent voice within the movement.

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Painting of waterboarding at Cambodia's Tuol S...

On May 15, 2011, on C-SPAN’s Q&A, Richard Miniter, author of Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, said he didn’t think waterboarding was torture, and had this to say about the waterboarding of KSM at 36:55:

“183 — that was the number of times the water is poured on the face. So when people say he was waterboarded 183 times, they’re being a bit cute.

If Miniter wasn’t so busy shilling for torture, he’d notice that it’s prohibited by the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments,” and as torture survivor Senator John McCain pointed out, waterboarding is torture, and was used in the Spanish Inquisition, and by Japanese officers in World WWII, some of whom were later executed by the United States for it.

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