"Conspiracy Theory" Unbound

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"Conspiracy Theory" Unbound


Jasper, William F., The New American


We begin "The Last Word" this time around with a quote from The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell, the MSNBC nightly program in which, says the network's promotional blurb, O'Donnell "brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment" to viewers.

For the past year, O'Donnell has been competing with his fellow NBC/MSNBCers (Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, et al.) and his confreres in the "progressive" media fraternity (CNN, CBS, NPR, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, etc.) in Trump-hate obsessions. These leading groupthink avatars of the establishment thought cartel have been especially obsessed with channeling Hillary Clinton's conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is in bed with Vladimir Putin.

In The Last Word segment for April 7, O'Donnell delivered a tortuously speculative and convoluted conspiracy-theory argument positing that President Trump's decision to bomb Syria was really choreographed by Putin to boost Trump's credibility and distract the American media and the American public from investigations into the Trump-Putin conspiracy.

According to O'Donnell, who offered no proof whatsoever for his conspiracy theory, "it's always worth remembering that if Vladimir Putin really does have ways, known or unknown to Donald Trump, to influence Donald Trump, then every day that is a good day for President Trump is a good day for President Putin." Continuing with further ludicrousness, O'Donnell declared, "You won't hear ... proof that that scenario that I've just outlined is impossible."

True, but neither can we "prove" an equally unfalsifiable conspiracy theory that O'Donnell was hired by President Trump (or colluded with Vladimir Putin) to make such nonsensical, partisan-driven diatribes against the president in order to win Trump'sympathy and further discredit MSNBC and the Fake News leftist media choir to which it belongs. One is as believable as the other.

We cite at length the O'Donnell piece from April because it encapsulates the schizophrenic conspiracy theory/anti-conspiracy theory mind-set of the ruling class thought police--and because it is still available for viewing in all its inane splendor; MSNBC has not disavowed it or taken it down (even though some of O'Donnell's progressive allies have noted its cringe-worthy idiocy).

For months, the so-called mainstream media, MSM (a more deserving moniker is Marxist Globalist Media, MGM, since there's nothing "mainstream" about the media cabal) has tossed up one anti-Trump conspiracy theory after another, with the Trump-Russia conspiracy/collusion fantasy being the chief fact-free, evidence-free "indictment. …

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