By Richard Roeper
You recognize what is rather happening, do not you? Flight ninety three secretly landed in Cleveland, the place the passengers have been whisked off to a NASA facility. Nostradamus expected JFK Jr.'s aircraft crash, which was once engineered through the single international govt. on-line poker websites are rigged to knock out the quick stacks. Donald Rumsfeld was once in the back of the poultry flu panic. That's what it is prefer to stay contained in the brain of the 21st-century conspiracy theorist, who believes that each one you should do is examine the indicators and you may see what is quite occurring. And millions if now not hundreds of thousands of individuals truly think this is often the best way the realm works. Debunked! is a breezy yet fact-filled dissection of greater than dozen of the most well-liked city legends and conspiracy theories of the twenty first century. As he did in city Legends and Hollywood city Legends, and as he has performed in dozens of columns for the Chicago Sun-Times during the last decade and a part, Richard Roeper lays out the fundamentals of every conspiracy conception, fees a few of the precise believers—and then tears the speculation aside together with his naked hands. This e-book provides you with priceless ammunition for the subsequent time you converse with somebody from that different, shadow world—that position the place mystery tribunals pull the strings and effect the result of every thing from terrorist assaults to specialist sporting activities.
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Some conspiracy theorists claim that Diana faked her own death. Others say the paparazzi were paid off to chase the Mercedes into the tunnel and facilitate the crash. There’s even a theory that says Dodi was the real target, and the death of Diana was only the greatest diversionary tactic ever. My theory is even crazier than any of the above. I think it was an accident. ᨠ Those who fixate on the supposed scandal of Diana marrying Dodi and having a child with him seem to be forgetting some important points: • Diana had known Dodi for only six weeks.
Are we talking about two separate conspiracies that would seem to cancel out each other? Or maybe the secret cabals just meet in different rooms to hash these things out. 6 KATRINA AND THE W AVES OF MISINFORMA TION It doesn’t take anything to start a rumor around here. —Second Lieutenant Lance Cagnolatti of the Louisiana National Guard, quoted by the Los Angeles Times “at the height of the Superdome relief effort” following Hurricane Katrina I f you believed all the stories of looting, assault, robbery, mayhem, manslaughter, rape, and murder in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, the city was like something straight out of the movie Children of Men—a postapocalyptic nightmare, hell on Earth.
There’ve been shootings. There are reports of people being robbed and raped. Shots have been fired at police officers. ” In a story that was picked up by hundreds of news outlets across the world, the Associated Press reported that in the early morning hours of September 1, shots had been fired at a military helicopter and that evacuation proceedings had been halted because of the gunfire. “LOST CITY” was the headline in the Chicago Sun-Times that accompanied an AP wire story. ” New Orleans police chief Eddie Compass was quoted as saying, “We have individuals who are getting raped; we have individuals who are getting beaten.