by Dee McLachlan
The US rapper Macklemore, who won four Grammys in 2014, has been caught up in a NRL (National Rugby League) Grand Final squabble over his plan to perform his ARIA chart topping song Same Love as part of his set. The hit song is about marriage equality and is now being called the ‘LBGTIQ anthem.’
This has turned into the perfect storm — twisting the sporting event into a political football, further dividing Australians over the same sex marriage debate.
Well, I am NOT going to get caught up in this emotional DISTRACTION today. I will focus on the fact that Macklemore is, or was once, a 9/11 conspiracy theorist — and how this may play in the mainstream media. A Gumshoer from Sydney called me this morning to say it was being discussed on 2GB radio.
A 2009 Tweet
This was reported in the Chicargo Tribune, “Macklemore may have just won four Grammys , but his 2009 Tweet claiming that ‘911 Bush knocked down the towers,’ isn’t winning him any awards.” It did, however, get over 32,000 likes.
Daily Beast wrote that Macklemore, formerly known as Ben Haggerty, “…achieved fame and fortune preaching acceptance, before buying into some weird conspiracy theories… [and] has said and done some stupid things in the past.” I think the article may have been referring to his 2005 album, with the rap lyrics: “Where’s Dick Cheney at? Probably off in Iraq / Findin’ some oil to tap, tell ’em I got up on that / And y’all still think it was bin Laden / When it was us and the Masons, plottin’ on oil profits.”
And in 2014, Fox News reported the angry responses about the musicians old tweet:
“How can you disrespect the memory of those lost on 9/11? How about you stick to making crappy music and leave the forward thinking to those of us with half a brain,” and “delusional and disrespectful.”
His 9/11 tweet was not enough to deter the Obama Administration from embracing him as a political ally in the battle against opioid abuse and addiction.
I read somewhere that Macklemore may have apologized for this past tweet, but I could not find it. I think the Rapper has decided to keep his rapping mouth shut when it comes to conspiracies. My guess is that he finds it much safer spreading the same sex love message, than talk about his (past) belief that 9/11 was an “inside” job.
The Inquisitr sent (2014) a typical MSM warning, “old tweets have re-surfaced that could damage the musician’s career.” He had tweeted over 15,000 times (back then) — but this one tweet could damage him? Wow. Such is the power of silencing dissent.
Macklemore’s old tweet is a diversion anyway, because Bush (that is President Bush Jnr) did not have the smarts to knock down the towers. It was the shadowy people that propped him up as a puppet that did.
I doubt that the mainstream media will want to bring up the 2009 tweet — except to possibly speculate that he had ‘lost the plot’ or was maybe hallucinating when he tweeted back then.
Photo credit: Japan Times, and Celebuzz