A few noteworthy conspiracy-oriented stories from around the internet over the past few days and weeks.
- Martin Sheen, Woody Harrelson, Ed Asner to star in 9/11 Truther film ‘September Morn’ – Poster (left) appears to have been designed by Ed Asner himself using MS Paint.
- Daily Mail publishes uncritical conspiracy theory-peddling article accusing Mossad of British-Iraqi family murders in France – “…the al-Hillis and the French cyclist could have been conspirators in a plot to supply nuclear material to Iran — and been eliminated by state-sponsored Israeli assassins.”
- Chicago Sun-Times panders to anti-vaxers – Publishes fawning interview with Jenny McCarthy, then hires her as an agony aunt columnist.
- Anti-semitic 9/11 Truther claims there are no anti-semitic 9/11 Truthers – “Just because people look into things and realize there there are many Jews involved in the worst corruption, and organized crime in this country; doesn’t really mean they hate all Jews.”
- Steve Novella takes apart the Multiple Sclerosis conspiracy theory – “The world must be a very scary place for a conspiracy theorist. In their world there is a vast sinister conspiracy that can control entire industries and professions, that supersede governments, and have almost limitless power.”
- A Pakistani blogger writes about the popularity of conspiracy theories in Pakistan, – “Historically speaking, whether be it Fall of Dhaka or arrest of over 90,000 troops in 1971 war, whether be it subsequent military coups or politicians’ lack of ability to deliver, we as a nation never accepted our failure and we just held other forces responsible for everything.”
- David Icke is too controversial for Sega – “The financial agreement had been made with Sega, but then they withdrew permission to use the song because ‘We did not want our music to be associated with a “controversial” figure’.”
- Rock band Muse are surprised that conspiracy theorists enjoy their conspiracy theory-mongering music – “In the US the conspiracy theory subculture has been hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward rightwing libertarianism,” Bellamy said.”
Have I missed a good story? Let me know in the comments.