The Guardian reports a new survey finding that “dangerous conspiracy theories” about COVID-19 are surging, virus-like.
This, of course, makes me a major vector: Wikipedia has now sharpened up its entry on myself to make it nastier.
From Steve Bhaerman:
I was just referencing your Wikipedia page. Not even Pravda could have slanted this final paragraph more:
“Miller is a 9/11 truther. and is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement. 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”. 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. Miller has shown his students the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed made by the disgraced physician Andrew Wakefield. 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.”
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.]