(NaturalNews) Often is the time we have complained that too few media personalities tackle the really important issues of the day, and that when they do, they tend to treat the subject matter with kid gloves, not really wanting to rankle those in power while appearing to delve into the matter like a good journalist.
That kind of media personality is not Jesse Ventura - the former professional wrestler, actor, governor of Minnesota, author and host/creator of the show Conspiracy Theory, an investigative program which airs on TruTV.
When he goes after a story, he does so with the kind of no-holds-barred style which he made famous, which may explain why, in recent months, he and his cast had an episode of the program canceled by the network's owner, Time Warner.
What was the subject matter of the episode? How the Transportation Security Administration's full-body scanners are a major cancer threat.
'I don't know who killed it...'
In discussing his program and Time Warner's decision with The Alex Jones Show, Ventura sounded a note of disappointment.
"This year we did eight of them (total shows) but they're only going to air seven, they won't do the one we did on the TSA - that one apparently ain't gonna make show time," Ventura said.
Jones asked Ventura who he thought was responsible for making the decision to kill the program - by name - but he refused to speculate.
"I don't know who killed it, I can only say that TruTV killed it," the former governor said.
He did; however, talk about some of the content and focus of the canceled episode. He pointed out how radiation-emitting body scanners had recently been removed from some larger airports - a development covered by Natural News - and how the show was really just an investigation of the safety of those scanners and the financial motivation behind purchasing them.
"They're [TSA] still not admitting that they're not safe, well then, why are they replacing them?" Ventura asked rhetorically during the interview.
"We exposed that these things are not safe, we exposed that the radiation levels are at an unsafe level, we exposed the fact that TSA employees aren't allowed to wear radiation badges for the own protection," he said, adding that the government was attempting to avoid lawsuits by refusing to implement any safety system that would monitor radiation levels.
InfoWars reported that Jones, who served as a consultant for the canceled episode, "confirmed that the program was a serious investigation of the financial motive behind the body scanners and how they posed a significant cancer risk," something the European Union has suspected since deciding to ban the use of the revealing, full-body scanners in airports within its confederation.
In addition, a number of prestigious health organizations have warned that the radiation-firing scanners will cause cancer; Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by EPIC - the Electronic Privacy Information Center - reveal as much.
After union representatives in Boston uncovered a "cancer cluster" among TSA workers linked to radiation from the machines, the agency downplayed the findings - but still refused to issue its workers dosimeters so they could monitor radiation levels.
"A large number of workers have been falling victim to cancer, strokes and heart disease," the documents note.
Even private recordings of some episodes erased?
"The Department, rather than acting on it, or explaining its position seems to have just dismissed. I don't think that's the way most other agencies would have acted in a similar situation if they were confronted with that question," says EPIC's director, Marc Rotenberg.
The TSA episode is not the first one Ventura's ever had pulled from airing.
A episode from a previous season entitled, "Police State," was yanked from being re-aired after the network was pressured by the Department of Homeland Security. That episode exposed a plan to ensure the continuity of the U.S. government in the event of a national emergency, which included plans for mass internment of American citizens in vast camps.