Tagged: conspiracy theories

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The Truth Behind Dresden

Bad faith arguers/actors on the world stage unite each year in using the Dresden narrative as a bloody shirt to wave away any criticism of authoritarian regimes.


Someone is Lying on the Internet

This video checks all the boxes for your garden variety tin-foil hat Q Anon tweet, including the main characteristic of a Q Anon offering: It is not real.

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Linky Friday: A Conspiracy, That’s What This Is

Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ end of the week tradition of bringing links from across the web and around the world. This week conspiracy is the theme, with musical interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.


Conspiracy Theory Theory

Instead of paying any attention to B.o.B., read this short essay on conspiracy theories.


Is Ron Paul secretly working for the Mitt Romney campaign?

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and the likeliest explanation is usually the most straightforward and least complex. So when rumors started surfacing last month that Newt Gingrich’s Super PAC...


Managed Ignorance Watch, Continued

The Washington Post this morning notes that increasing numbers of Americans incorrectly believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim: The number of Americans who believe — wrongly — that President Obama is a Muslim...


Van Jones gets a new job

I’m not interested in rehashing fringe conspiracy theories, but the folks at the Center for American Progress seem remarkably unconcerned about their new colleague ‘s connection to the 9/11 “truthers.”


The Cult of Alex Jones

Pretty great profile of the United States’ premier conspiracy-monger.


Obama’s secret vault

Chuck Norris is much more entertaining as a conspiracy theorist than he was as an actor.  He takes teh crazy to whole new levels.


Andy McCarthy, just askin’ questions

Seriously, National Review. This is getting embarrassing: I didn’t suggest that Bill Ayers is the author of one of Barack Obama’s biographies — I reported that someone else had made the suggestion and had...


Another Conspiracy Theory Debunked

One odd off-shoot of the Obama conspiracy theory genre is the idea that former terrorist and academic celebrity William Ayers secretly wrote Dreams From My Father. I won’t blame you if you have no...


Podcast: Conspiracy Nation

I was able to persuade Steven Harris of Mary Washington College – one of my favorite undergraduate professors – to record a podcast on the Obama “Birther” movement. We also covered media fragmentation, the...