Last night at a conference in Los Angeles, Karl Rove launched what could possibly be the next Truther movement: Hillary Clinton Brain Damage Truth. While participating in a round-table with former Obama administration press secretary Robert Gibbs and author Dan Raviv, the issue of Clinton's December 2012 fall due to a blood clot was shoehorned into the conversation.
The way it breaks down is simple, and that's that the more outlandish your claim, the more evidence you need to have to back it up before you deserve to be taken seriously. The fact that there's a report saying that DARPA has the technology to hack cars proves that DARPA actually crashed Michael Hastings' car the same way that the fact that I own a gun means I killed Biggie Smalls.
There isn't a damn thing wrong with turning your back on corporate media, what it represents, and what it can occasionally mean for your process and your product. But to take that personal statement to mean that you then have to travel out into the hinterlands of ethical journalism is just shockingly stupid.
Before anyone really knew anything, Jones had already birthed his first Boston Marathon conspiracy theory, thus signalling to his battalions of flying psychomonkeys to deploy throughout the internet -- rubber pants and Info Wars archive links ready to roll. According to Jones, the FBI -- like every domestic terror plot, naturally -- was probably responsible for the obvious false flag attack.
The popular podcaster and comedian is spreading the worst type of anti-Hillary conspiracy theories to his huge audience of dedicated listeners.
With predictable form, Greenwald not only attributed the actions of the State Department to a nefarious "Wag the Dog" false flag scenario as a convenient real-world means of tamping down the anti-NSA, anti-surveillance debate that's gurgled to the surface this Summer, but he also exploited the embassy closures and travel alert as a means of scolding Democrats who, during the Bush years, criticized the suspicious timing of Homeland Security orange alerts and the like, but who currently endorse the embassy closings.