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MCM attacked by Wikipedia, as The Guardian reports a frightening surge of “dangerous conspiracy theories” about COVID-19

The Guardian reports a new survey finding that “dangerous conspiracy theories” about COVID-19 are surging, virus-like.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/26/survey-uncovers-widespread-belief-dangerous-covid-conspiracy-theories

This, of course, makes me a major vector: Wikipedia has now sharpened up its entry on myself to make it nastier.

From Steve Bhaerman:

Hi Mark:

I was just referencing your Wikipedia page.  Not even Pravda could have slanted this final paragraph more:

“Miller is a 9/11 truther.[5][6] and is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement.[7] Interviewed by the New York Observer website, Miller said anyone using the conspiracy theory description “in a pejorative sense is a witting or unwitting CIA asset”.[8] Following a “truthers” symposium on 9/11, “Justice in Focus”, Miller told Vice the official explanations for 9/11 and the assassination of John F. Kennedy “are just as unscientific as the ones that everybody feels comfortable ridiculing”, referring to conservatives dismissal of global warming.[9] Miller has shown his students the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed made by the disgraced physician Andrew Wakefield.[5] He has defended the false claims made in Vaxxed of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, and the assertion that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been involved in a cover-up.[8]”

You could use it in your class as a classic example of propaganda … “disgraced physician” (does that mean Bill Gates is “graced”?) … “defended his false claims”.  Conveniently enough, college kids are now so thoroughly brainwashed with PC hogwash that they have no sense of discernment.  I wonder how many would recognize the bias of this “fact-checking” site. [At least my own students learn to see through such jive—MCM.]

Steve

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Crispin_Miller

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