What do you mean “now”?May 8, 2021 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch20 CommentsReport: Conspiracy Theorists Now More Accurate Than Journalists previousI like this as a piece of policy analysisnextNonsense 20 thoughts on “What do you mean “now”?” philip May 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm It’s the BB, but they are right. A year ago you would have been considered a nutter if You thought the virus had escaped from a lab Whitty and Hancock weren’t going to get rich on the back of the crisis Ferguson was a fool simple treatments (vit D, Ivermectin, etc) would be effective Vaccines might not be the sovereign remedy for everything Masks were not only useless but bad for your health Lockdown would make no difference The virus only kills the old and the sick Western governments thought in the same way as the Chinese Communist Party Vaccine passports are a way of getting ID cards through the back door The NHS is a crock of shite Mr Ecks May 8, 2021 at 2:49 pm The MSM now exist to kiss the arse of tyranny as they are staffed–at the end of the Long March –by uni-trained Marxist scum. So called “conspiracy theorists” are trying to get at the truth. Some have filters too thick to make it. Many carry filters much thinner and less invasive that the MSM’s Marxist bullshite. Thus greater accuracy. AndyF May 8, 2021 at 3:28 pm Would reporting that “Dr. Scooter Buggleputt” doesn’t exist, count as journalism or conspiracy theory? Grikath May 8, 2021 at 4:02 pm Isn’t this one of those cases where satire is more accurate than reality? Roué le Jour May 8, 2021 at 4:20 pm Wasn’t it a wonderful coincidence that SARS2 escaped from the Fauci funded Wuhan lab at the start of Trump’s reelection year! Rowdy May 8, 2021 at 5:14 pm Andy: ‘Would reporting that “Dr. Scooter Buggleputt” doesn’t exist, count as journalism or conspiracy theory?’ I think we need to ask Snopes. Dennis, Legend of the Parish May 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm Actually, with the election of Donald Trump, ‘Merican corporate media – with the exception of Fox – became conspiracy theorists. Andrew Carey May 8, 2021 at 7:07 pm How does the analysis break if a conspiracy theorist is also a journalist – e.g. a pro-Scottish currency writer for the National. Bloke in North Dorset May 8, 2021 at 9:42 pm Good point Dennis. Which prompted me to think of the erstwhile US contributor, Gamecock. I hope he’s OK? It’s been sometime since we heard from him. Tractor Gent May 9, 2021 at 7:28 am BiND: yes, and I haven’t seen our Learned Friend for a while either. Hope he wasn’t Malry’d. Boganboy May 9, 2021 at 7:57 am I suppose my favourite conspiracy theory is that the murderous Mahometans and the wicked Commies have provided the financial backing to stab nukes, coal and now fracking in the back in order to make us dependent on their gas exports. Only a white haired old bastard like me would even bother to be paranoid about that one anymore. Ottokring May 9, 2021 at 8:40 am Well we know now that CND was a Soviet front and that the Rote Armee Faction were paid for by East Germany, it would not surprise me to learn that Scargill was a Russian agent. Ljh May 9, 2021 at 8:58 am Was it Aristotle who commented that entertaining an idea without committing to it was the mark of an educated mind? This is the same as modelling an explanation and then looking for evidence that either supports or dismisses it except the current crop of modellers have gone full conspiracy eg loosening criteria to boost the magic flu or altering historic records to make the past chillier then accuse anyone who questions such practices of being a denier in order to warn off others from independent thinking. Their actions all seem to trend in one direction pointed by the WEF andUN Agenda 21 and 2030 but heck I know powerful supranational organisations have our interests at heart, no matter what they publish on their official websites.. Penseivat May 9, 2021 at 11:42 am @Ottokring, I understand that, after the fall of the Heath government following the miners strike which led to the 3 day week, Scargill, as leader of the NUM, was considered a valuable tool by the Soviet authorities. When the second miners strike failed, he took his wife to live in East Germany “rather than live under a Thatcher government”. I think he lasted about a month before returning to the UK, having learned what life was really like in a communist state, especially as he was no longer considered valuable to their cause, having failed to topple Margaret Thatcher. While continuing to proclaim himself as a true socialist, he eventually became a property owner. Under the circumstances, I think “tool” was the correct description. Sadly, Scargill is still considered a hero to some, exemplified by Durham miners union holding a street party when learning of Thatcher’s death. Tim Worstall May 9, 2021 at 11:49 am Oh, it’s better than that, property owner etc. The NUM rented him a flat in The Barbican. Which he then tried to buy, personally, under the Right to Buy legislation….. Bloke in Wales May 9, 2021 at 12:18 pm Well we know now that CND was a Soviet front and that the Rote Armee Faction were paid for by East Germany, it would not surprise me to learn that Scargill was a Russian agent. We know that the soviets thought the 2nd Viscount Stansgate too stupid to be worth recruiting as an agent ( https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2887573/An-unnecessary-simpleton-stupid-recruit-KGB-thought-former-Labour-cabinet-minister-Tony-Benn-according-one-former-spy.html ) They were presumably also very happy he was doing quite enough damage to British industry on his own without needing their help. Ottokring May 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm Actually Soviet spies were literally everywhere. Helmut Zilk, late mayor of Vienna had been unearthed as a Czech agent after his death in 2008 ( although it was well known in intelligence circles long before). asiaseen May 9, 2021 at 2:22 pm it would not surprise me to learn that Scargill was a Russian agent And that Len McCluskey is not just an ugly fucker John77 May 9, 2021 at 7:23 pm @ Ottokring I don’t think CND *started* as a communist front but it was always obvious to anyone who thought for three nanoseconds that it was supported and funded by the USSR from as soon as the Party’s bureaucracy could process approval of the plan. I used to say that I should have been *really* worried if Russia didn’t do so as it would have meant that Brezhnev etc were insane. qopiejrpqierj May 9, 2021 at 9:59 pm Remember when the whole “Jeffrey Epstein private pedophile island” thing was just a crazy, right-wing internet conspiracy? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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