Thursday, 25 August 2016

'Conspiracy theory' is now mainstream media's label for anything that's TRUE

Once upon a time, the term "conspiracy theory" was used to describe an alternative explanation for an incident or event that was considered outside of the mainstream – one that was not necessarily accurate or even possible, but that nevertheless stirred the imagination.

Detractors would cast those who espoused a conspiracy theory as some sort of far-out kook who had lost control of his or her reasoning abilities, offering up an explanation for an event that couldn't be further from the truth.

Today, however, the tactic has changed: Now, detractors use it to hide the fact that the theory being offered is actually the right story, and that the detractor's version is the lie.

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