It's a shame how low this forum has stooped in recent weeks but it seems to be working - when I just checked the stats, more than 150 have been online today when the recent trend has been about half that or even less. How very timely; just as all the local blogs have exhausted their supply of decade-old local conspiracy theories about the Jersey child abuse controversy, suddenly we're encouraged to take an interest in international politics and consider whether every established media outlet in the world that we trust - from the New York Times to the BBC to CNN to The Guardian - is somehow involved in a conspiracy to trash the reputation of Donald Trump.
First and most obvious question: why would these news organisations need to involve themselves in a conspiracy to achieve this when Trump is doing perfectly well in trashing his own reputation without their help? He polled almost 3 million votes less than his opponent and came into office with apparently one of the lowest approval ratings ever for a new President. Since then his National Security Adviser has had to resign for lying about meetings with the Russian Ambassador and his Attorney General is clinging onto his job by his fingertips for doing exactly the same thing (I think I spot a trend!).
Click the link below to read CNN's assessment of the man behind infowars.com, Alex Jones:http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/infowars-explainer/
He has peddled conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks, the 2012 Sandyhook Elementary School Massacre and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Wikipedia describes him as "an American far-right radio show host, filmmaker, writer, and conspiracy theorist."
Take out the references to "writer" and "filmmaker" and he is perfectly qualified to fill a major position in the Trump administration! I wonder how long before Trump gives him a job? At the rate they're being forced to resign, it could only be a matter of weeks or months...