Skeptics Gone Wild: Navigating America’s Conspiracy Theory Culture
But trying to explain away anyone’s specific conspiracy belief, or conspiratorial thinking in general, misses the point—the point being that there’s no longer anything especially irrational about believing that shadowy actors are subverting American democracy. Think of that CIA dispatch, advocating a propaganda campaign against the suspicious. Picture the president, slumped forward in the back seat of his limousine, a bullet through his neck. As he lays dying something new is being born, a creeping miasma of suspicion that will spread across Dallas, across Texas, across America. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Dec 5, 2013 -
The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll
New York Magazine's Mark Jacobson has an excellent write up on the 9-11 theories and the conspiracy theorists out for the truth. From the March 27 issue. I recommend passing it on to your friends because it raises real questions while not sounding batshit insane at all. It all boils down to whether you believe in LIHOP or MIHOP. One page link here.
posted by daHIFI
on Mar 20, 2006 -
FT changes headline on Blair's statement.
This morning, I picked up the paper copy of the Financial Times
, scanned the headline, and harrumphed, remarking that "I had seen something like this before". Yesterday, the FT website had the same title - "Blair rejects calls for probe into bombings." Today, however, the headline has been changed to "Blair promises to hunt down bombers".
(BTW, it's UK conservatives calling for a probe). Not only that, but the text in question is purged:
Tony Blair will on Monday reject Conservative demands for a government inquiry into last week's London bomb attacks, insisting such a move would distract from the task of catching the perpetrators.
Gentlemen, prepare your tinfoil hats!!
posted by rzklkng
on Jul 11, 2005 -
Bush Junta: A Field Guide to Corruption in Government
- A substantial visual document (200 pages of comics from Fantagraphics, fact-checked with an extensive bibliography; the link goes to a number of sample pages) on the Bush Dynasty, from its beginnings benefitting off of Hitler and WW2 (that entire piece, which is printed in english, is posted in its original dutch online here
), to the Bush's connection to Reagan's assassination, CIA and Iran-Contra, ending with the unsettling origins and profiles of the current administration. A great election primer, featuring comics and art by Steve Brodner, Ralph Steadman, Spain Rodriguez and many others. (Amazon link
provided for a better description)
posted by Peter H
on Oct 11, 2004 -
I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't even play one on TV. But every once in a while, I run across the website of one of these individuals that, in its own way, at least appears to make sense
. Using photos from the US Army, the DOD and the US Marine Corps., this English translation of a French site asks, "Can you
find the Boeing 757 that 'crashed' into the Pentagon on 9/11/01?" [Linked page scrolls to the right, not down as one might expect...]
posted by JollyWanker
on Oct 27, 2003 -
Set your conspiracy phasers to stun!
recollection is correct, the entire incident, and its absence from the public record, raises new questions about the FBI investigation of Moussaoui
and even the 1995 destruction of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City
." What's the credibility of Jim Crogan and this publication - it's new to me, but seems to undertake serious investigative journalism
, and publish 'weighty'
Now, remind me again, why
doesn't the Bush 'administration' want the air crashes on September 11th 2001 (uniquely, it appears
) to be subject to the ususal
Air Transportation investigations? Aren't there enough unanswered questions?
[NB: Not a troll: it's gentle ribbing
posted by dash_slot-
on Jul 24, 2002 -
Remember the missing boeing?
Well, the man behind that revelation has now come out with a book that will blow all previous conspiracy theories out of the water. (and by conspiracy theories i don't mean 9/11 - but also who shot JFK, etc). Interesting way to get rich.
posted by dabitch
on Mar 18, 2002 -
Apparently, the US government was informed in 1995 by Filipino authorities that there were terrorist agents in the US training to crash planes into buildings. I head a blurb about this on the radio and had to dig to find the article... is this something else that is just going to be swept under the rug?
posted by darian
on Mar 6, 2002 -
Suspicious Trades? U.S. and British intelligence agencies are investigating if there were links between bin Laden and some trades in securities futures in the United States and Europe before and after the attacks.
I haven't heard this mentioned before, but it's another horrible thought. Spotted on Japan Today
posted by curiousg
on Sep 16, 2001 -