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What Counts as a ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

Posted on | February 21, 2019 | Comments Off on What Counts as a ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

Liberals would have you believe that any facts or arguments that support conservative beliefs are either “myths” or “conspiracy theories.” Take Christianity, for example. Every liberal will tell you that the Bible is false and that Christianity is simply a “myth.” You will notice, however, that liberals never say this about Islam. Why? Because liberals are not interested in attacking Islamic beliefs, whereas Christianity is highly correlated with support for the Republican Party, as exit poll data show.


Among Protestants, Trump won by a 17-point margin, whereas among voters with “no religion,” Hillary won by a 42-point margin. Trump won voters who attend church weekly by a 14-point margin, whereas Hillary scored a 32-point margin among voters who never attend church. Is it even necessary to explain why, therefore, liberals make a habit of insulting Christians and mocking Bible-based beliefs? Democrats can read these exit poll numbers as well as I can, which is why Democrat billionaires pour contributions into the coffers of organizations like the SPLC to smear Christian ministries as “hate groups.”

It is not a “conspiracy theory” to point out the obvious political motives behind this anti-Christian agenda: Democrats want to destroy the Republican Party and, having identified Christians as a core constituency of the GOP, Democrats are attacking Christianity. “SJWs Always Project,” as Vox Day says, and the accusation that conservatives are promoting “conspiracy theories” is a projection of liberals’ own paranoid fears about their “right-wing” adversaries. Consider the reaction when a supposedly objective news organization hired a Republican:

When CNN recently hired Sarah Isgur, Jeff Sessions’ former spokeswoman, to be a political editor at its Washington bureau, the predictable backlash from left-dominated media types and activists followed. Even the allegedly unbiased CNN newsroom was reportedly “demoralized” at the mere thought of a Republican on staff. No word on how former Obama official, now CNN’s chief national security correspondent and co-anchor of “CNN Newsroom,” Jim Sciutto, felt about the development.
Isgur was accused of holding various right-of-center positions. And when a former political activist-turned-Vox writer claimed that Isgur “pushed Planned Parenthood conspiracy theories that were grounded in misleadingly edited videos,” the talking point quickly gained popularity with Isgur’ detractors.
The alleged proof of this conspiracy theorizing resides in a single retweet of a Federalist piece written by my colleague Mollie Hemingway, praising Isgur’s former boss Carly Fiorina for highlighting a series of undercover videos released in 2015, clearly catching Planned Parenthood executives and doctors admitting to illegally profiting from the sale of the fetal tissue of aborted babies.
The only conspiracy theory attached to the incident was spread by pro-abortion activists and Planned Parenthood apologists, which included CNN’s news division and other major media outlets, who either ignored the shocking videos or falsely and repeatedly claimed that videos of executives breezily discussing the harvesting and illegal selling of baby parts had been “heavily” and “deceptively” edited. . . .

Read the rest by David Harsanyi at The Federalist. The reaction to Isgur’s hiring shows that liberals consider CNN their political fiefdom, where Republicans are deliberately excluded from employment.

Even though the videos about Planned Parenthood clearly showed what conservatives say they showed, liberals falsely accused Isgur of promoting a “conspiracy theory” by retweeting a column about the videos. Major media organizations employ numerous partisan Democrats (e.g., George Stephanopoulos at ABC, Chris Matthews at NBC) while enforcing a “no Republicans allowed” policy, but if anyone points out this bias?

Oh, that’s just a right-wing “conspiracy theory.” Lather, rinse, repeat.




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