March 4, 2009, - 10:09 am

Desperate: Waning “Top Model” Reality Show Uses 9/11 Trutherism Marketing

By Debbie Schlussel
If you have a teen daughter or female relative, you’re probably aware of “America’s Next Top Model,” the “reality show” on the CW network, produced and hosted by narcissist Tyra Banks. The show should really be entitled, “America’s Next Free Live Meat for Tyra’s Bank Account,” since none of these girls ever becomes a top model . . . or even a minor showroom clothes hanger.
The show begins its 12th season tonight, and with ratings waning, they’re trying a new tack. In promos for the show that have been running for weeks, Tyra and friends have been promoting contestant Monique and her 9/11 truther views. The promos show her saying that she believes the U.S. government was behind 9/11, so that we could go to war.
Been there, heard that. Just because the new face repeating this old tripe isn’t as ugly as Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t make it any more valid. If Tyra Banks had any decency (and we all know she does not), she’d tell producers she doesn’t want a 9/11 truther on her show, and that would have been the end.



Tyra Banks: Shameless New Expert on 9/11 Truther Marketing

But this desperate TV show, the ratings of which are on the decline, needs something to get “us” (not me or you, but them) interested again. Not that I watch this vapid show–it’s a tad out of my demo, not to mention stupid and a waste of time–but they have no problem polluting your daughters with this dumb conspiracy theory with no basis, wrapped in the candy coating of a wannabe model wearing haute couture. They’re milking it as much as possible.
I’ve already noted on this site about how Tyra’s idea of “Black history” was a 10th anniversary repeat of her pose in a bikini in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. But, using false conspiracy theories about 9/11 to market her non-Top Model Show–it’s a new low.

7 Responses

That’s one show about to jump the shark. Running conspiracist nonsense is enough to make it happen. No one will miss it when it does go off the air.

NormanF on March 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Norman F, the same with these waste of airspace networks like the CW! That net, along with the WB, took what was once a great NYC TV station in WPIX-channel 11–AND TURNED IT INTO A MAURY SHOW/JERRY SPRINGER/COURT SHOW CESSPOOL!
Last year, the station changed its branding to PIX11. By the way, the WPIX calls stand for PIX for Pictures; The Daily News once owned the station and the D-N called itself “New York’s PICTURE Newspaper.”
They did have studios in the Daily News building. But the D-N moved out and PIX11 has remained at 220 E. 42nd Street; aka 11 WPIX Plaza. The name has changed, but not the crap programming and surprisingly competent news. By the way, they air Mets baseball and have done so over the last decade; after generations of airing the Yankees. I still can’t get myself to thinking of WPIX w/o Phil Rizzutto, Bill White and Frank Mercer.

NEPatriot on March 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Who the hell is Monique? Is she a stripper or is that the ho that killed someone while driving?
Who watches Tranny Tyra anyhow?

lexi on March 4, 2009 at 8:20 pm

WOW…didn’t know Tyra was that THICK:)
Ride up 9W through West Point towards Stewart AFB outside Newburgh, and tell me HOW TWO planes fly down the Hudson undetected…..
Given THAT scenario, how the hell did Sully & company get RESCUED on the Hudson in five minutes?

EminemsRevenge on March 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I don’t watch this show, but if you watch The Soup it will always show the idiocy every week.

californiascreaming on March 4, 2009 at 11:24 pm
We all know the official story of September 11th: four jetliners were hijacked by groups of four and five Arabic men armed with box cutters, who proceeded to fly three of the four jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Subsequently the World Trade Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and fires, collapsed into piles of rubble. Later in the afternoon 47-story Building 7, also weakened by fire, collapsed (a fact that most people remain unaware of). The FBI had compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was so obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the operation from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to seriously investigate the crime or produce evidence. The “retaliatory” attack on the Taliban would soon commence.
Is this story true? Its central assumptions have never been tested by an official government body whose members lack obvious conflicts of interest. There are numerous red flags in the official story, which requires a long series of highly improbable coincidences. Questioning that story is an act of responsible citizenship.

Johnny V on March 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm

what was Monique’s full name, and what is she doing now?

I’m interested to find out if she still holds the same belief.


Mike Philbin on January 15, 2010 at 2:51 am

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