From Boston to Dallas; From Conspiracy Theorist to Terrorist

by lizard

In order for Rachel Maddow to cover the inexplicable silence from the FBI regarding the apparent execution of Ibragim Todashev in Florida on May 22nd, she had to first engage in some heavy-handed conspiracy theorist bashing, as seen here:

For some interesting background on the term conspiracy theory, this post (h/t Mark Tokarski) ties it to the CIA’s attempt to control/suppress skepticism regarding the Kennedy assassination, probably one of the most significant events of the 20th century.

The Boston bombing is, for the most part, in our collective rearview mirror. Glaring misinformation about the MIT cop who was killed never got major media traction, and therefore faded from thought, but not, for those interested, from the scary conspiracy petri dish known as the internet.

This article from whowhatwhy.com looks at how badly the initial story of Sean Collier’s death fell apart, and the similarity between this odd cop slaying and the one Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of.

In a few months, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. What could have been, we will never know.


  1. Seems we have generally become an incurious, passive lot, haven’t we?

  2. Big Johansson

    The beauty of totalitarian government is the absence of conspiracies.*

    *cross commented at POM.




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