Maybe I’ve read Behold a Pale Horse one too many times, but the scripted news below exposed by Conan O’Brien fits nicely into a conspiracy theory. OK, confession: I haven’t read nor owned the book in over a decade. I also have not been a Free Mason in over a decade. Yet, Conspiracy theories are fascinating on many levels. I don’t really buy into conspiracies, but the amount of truth that seems sometimes found in them can be scary.
For example, watching the humorous videos below from Conan showing scripted news reports is a little frightening. Sure, it is funny how all those reporters shared the same story almost verbatim. Yet, it is also frightening how seemingly easy it is to feed information to media outlets who will simply repeat the information to their audience.
I understand that sometimes reporters grab a story off the AP and just read it. They may be pressed for time and need a quick story. But the underlying principle of how easy it is to seemingly control and spread information without fact checking is scary! Check out the scripted news.
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