Thursday, August 20, 2009

Conspiracy Theories in the News

There are several conspiracy theories in the headlines today.

First up, an article at the Christian Science Monitor about why there may be so many conspiracy theories in the news today.
(Nice segue huh?)
In an article titled "Freemasons to ‘Birthers’: rise of D.C. conspiracy theories" writer Alexandra Marks gives a brief summary of the most popular conspiracy theories today, and why they got into the maun stream media....
"Political conspiracy theories – like the so-called “birther” allegation that President Obama is not a legitimate US citizen – are as old as the nation.
In the late 1700s, it was rumored that the Freemasons were actually a Satanic cult and George Washington was a member who was elevated to the presidency so they could control the country. Such views were generally held by a few fringe groups and were viewed by the mainstream culture as a bit nutty."
You can read the full article here

Next, an article at the Telegraph UK called "Lockerbie and the conspiracy theories" that hits the highlights of the conspiracy theories tied to that event.
"Long standing theories about who was behind the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie in 1988 have now been joined by a batch of new claims about the reasons behind the moves to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi."
You can read that article here

The Gawker has an article titled "Former Bush Admin Official Verifies Crazy Lefty Conspiracy Theory" that addresses some of the points brought up in former head of Homeland Security Tom Ridge's book, "The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege...and How We Can Be Safe Again".
The books not out till September 1st, but I wonder how it's release will affect public opinion.
You can read that article here

And Finally, C21Media has an article up about the upcoming National Geographic documentary on the conspiracy theories around the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
It includes air times and you can see it here

1 comment:

Walt said...

By Jack Cashill:
Nearly thirteen years after the destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, I had begun to think that the case was a dead issue, but then two unexpected and unrelated events caused me to think otherwise.

Ha, We live in a conspiracy!

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