It's no surprise some folk embrace conspiracy theory
alternatives when the truth, as was the case on 11 September, 2001, is so shocking to accept.
They distract attention from other important issues -- say, when a president promotes a conspiracy theory
to change the topic away from gun-related violence.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday and retweeted a video espousing a conspiracy theory
linking the Clinton Family to the death by (https://www.ibtimes.com/jeffrey-epstein-suicide-attorney-general-william-barr-appalled-launches-investigation-2812085) apparent suicide of financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
President Donald Trump used his Twitter account on Saturday to spread an evidence-free conspiracy theory
about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy and politically connected financier who had been facing multiple charges of sex trafficking involving underage girls.
Oran Kearney joked that he must be a magician if he has pulled off the"conspiracy theory
"many believe he has.
Now he has gone further and said it is a conspiracy theory
to suggest that anything has been discussed about what would happen at the border if there was a no-deal.
In "A Lot of People Are Saying," Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory
, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.
Handbook of Conspiracy Theory
and Contemporary Religion
In fact, thinking big is a requirement for something to be a conspiracy theory
in the first place.
Campbell Soup VP of government affairs Kelly Johnston, who had planned to retire next month, departed the company last week after sharing a conspiracy theory
on Twitter and saying that a foundation led by George Soros was the driving force behind a caravan of thousands of migrants headed toward Mexico's border with the U.S., the New York Times reports, citing the company.
In the 1997 movie Conspiracy Theory
, starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, the Mel Gibson character (Jerry) is an ardent believer in conspiracies.