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truth·er

 (tro͞o′thər)
n.
One who believes that the government or another powerful agency is conspiring to conceal the truth about its role in an event such as an assassination or an act of terrorism, such as the 9/11 attacks.
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truther

(ˈtruːθə)
n
a person who does not believe the official account of the 9/11 attacks on the US and who seeks to uncover the ‘truth’ about the events of that day
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He has stood up to their malice and slander but admits that it has "left imprints in the mud." He is called anti-semitic, a self-hating Jew, an Iranian sycophant, the "Iran-loving, Zionist-bashing 9/11 truther" (Elliot Kaufman, National Review, July 2017) and, by Alan Dershowitz "a traitor to the Jewish people" and "an evil, evil man." Shimon Peres called him "a small man devoid of any sense of justice," an interesting accusation coming from a small man without any sense of justice.
AYN RAND WAS a blacklist truther. The novelist and screenwriter had been a friendly witness during the House Committee on Un-American Activities' 1947 hearings on Hollywood subversion--the probe that prompted the studios to announce that they would not hire Communists.
Some unusual characters appear in mysteries this year, including a highly skilled gorilla and a family of Sasquatch, along with a female teen poker player, an unidentified skeleton, and a "truther" dad.
Let us not forget that it is in the 'post-truth' world that so-called 'truther' movements 5 6 7 flourish--and importantly, there are plenty of them.
Truther in Tuesday's Feedback is outraged that EU representatives seem to be saying that they will "teach us a lesson".
Ahmadinejadthe notorious homophobe, anti-Semite, Holocaust denier, 9/11 truther, and former president of Iran widely thought to have employed electoral fraud in his reelection bidwas credited merely as "a faculty member of Iran University of Science and Technology" whose "research interest focuses on road and transportation" with "20 years of experience in this field." Ahmadinejad does indeed possess a doctorate in civil engineering.
To visit millennial comedy, advertising and memes is to spend time in a dream world where ideas twist and suddenly vanish; where loops of self-referential quips warp and distort with each iteration, tweaked by another user embellishing on someone else's joke, until nothing coherent is left; where beloved children's character Winnie the Pooh is depicted in a fan-made comic strip as a 9/11 truther, and grown men in a parody ad dance to shrill synth beats while eating Totino's pizza rolls out of a tiny pink backpack.
While not suddenly transforming into a Raines truther, after a fresh, detailed look aided but not misled by sabermetric tools, I felt good enough -- or thought I felt good enough -- to check his box."
Within the United States itself, there is a small but active "9/11 truther" conspiracy theory movement.
Social science researchers Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller found that a large portion of 9/11 "truther" online content is created by youth whose "sense of justice and idealism is rudely confronted by a world of state espionage, links between big business and government, and lies over weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)" and whose skilled use of digital technology "produces much of the cool countercultural content of the movement" such as a YouTube video of the Towers falling "set to the electronic dubstep track 'Could This Be Real (Joker Remix).'" (21) In fact, 9/11 conspiracy offers an explanation for the attacks that any youthful pop culture consumer will find familiar.
For those who have avoided reading business sections since the dot-com bubble--or haven't received their 9/11 Truther starter pack--Silverstein, 84, is the elegantly besuited, tightly-coifed founder of Silverstein Properties.