Engages in historical amnesia to divert attention away from likely culprits
April 15, 2013
In the hours following the deadly terrorist bombing in Boston this afternoon, the corporate media launched into an effort to characterize the reporting of Alex Jones and Infowars.com as crazy conspiracy theories.
After Alex reported the event has all the hallmarks of a false flag event, Mediaite said the “accusation suggests that Jones believes the government, or some other powerful entity, is behind the explosions and intends to utilize this event to justify a political agenda…. In case you thought he was kidding, Jones repeated his assertion by claiming that the FBI is behind ‘virtually every domestic terror plot.’”
Former MSNBC anchor Dan Abrams’ Mediaite would have us believe Jones’ assertion is crazy fantasy or an outright lie meant to deceive. However, last April none other than the New York Times reported that the FBI has hatched most domestic terror plots in the United States in the wake of September 11, 2001. A report by Mother Jones and the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkley released in 2011 revealed that it is common practice for the FBI to create terror plots from scratch and entrap witless and even mentally ill patsies. Mediaite, naturally, neglected to mention this when pillaring Jones.
Glenn Beck’s The Blaze joined in on the feeding frenzy and attempted to discount the probability that the terrorist attack was contrived by the government as a false flag. Jason Howerton, writing for Beck, said Jones “doesn’t have legitimate evidence to back up his claim” despite an ample history of government involvement in terrorist attacks – from Nero’s torching of Rome to the Reichstag fire and phantom communists firing on U.S. ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. Howerton and Beck, of course, ignore the fact the at the highest level of the Pentagon there was a plan to stage terror attacks on American soil as a pretext to invade Cuba.
“While most observers are withholding judgment about what caused the two explosions at the Boston Marathon this afternoon, right-wing conspiracy theorists already know what’s going on – the government did it and is going to pin the blame on them because today is Patriots’ Day, a special day in the militia movement,” writes Alex Seitz-Wald for Salon.
Is it possible Mr. Seitz-Wald is unfamiliar with a recent letter sent by the Southern Poverty Law Center to Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano warning that Alex Jones and other supposed wild-eyed terrorists and racist Obama-haters may soon initiate another Oklahoma City Bombing? Talk about crazy conspiracy theories.
Finally, the establishment bellwether, Foreign Policy, could not resist the temptation to discourage investigating possibilities outside the official narrative now in the formative stage.
“It literally took only minutes for the conspiracy theories to start after news broke about the twin explosions in Boston. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has yet to find a tragedy he couldn’t exploit, wasted no time,” writes J. Dana Stuster, linking to Alex’s Twitter page. “Jones’s faux-news site, Info Wars, has already posted a story about how the blasts coincided with an FBI training exercise.”
As for the dissemination of fake news, the establishment dinosaurs now slouching toward rigor mortis long ago claimed that trophy following the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird after Frank Wisner converted a formerly free press into a Mighty Wurlitzer of globalist propaganda.