Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Earlier today a story was released regarding a group of liberal journalists who plotted to protect Obama from the Rev. Wright scandal (see story). Is it really so surprising? The media has done an excellent job marginalizing anyone who uses the word conspiracy. Today anyone using the "c" word is branded a nut job, conspiracy theorist, ... and immediately discredited. If I were involved in conspiracies I would think that a great first step to protecting them would be to create an environment where anyone making claims of one would be considered a fool.
Mao, the Unknown Story" and you'll be appalled at the conspiracies he was involved in and how he was able to rewrite history to cover some of them.
In reading the story about the Rev Wright conspiracy which, as of now, has been run by only one major news outlet (is that a surprise), I am reminded of Allen Drury's great political fiction series (published between 1959 & 1975): "Advise and Consent", "A Shade of Difference", "Capable of Honor", "Preserve & Protect", "Come Nineveh, Come Tyre", and the alternate ending "The Promise of Joy". These are great books that are relevant today and contain hidden truths about how politics works and the media operates. They are on my recommended reading list. Over the years I've given several sets to friends. While they are not in print today you can readily find used copies.
You might also enjoy reading this post from on a website entitled “The Mind Unleashed” which discusses a 2013 study “What about building 7? A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories.”