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Saturday, September 09, 2006

 

It must be a conspiracy

- By Michael M. Bates

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, there's a collective sigh of relief that, at least so far, we've avoided a repeat of that tragic day. Some will attribute this muted victory to efforts by the U.S. government. A not insignificant segment of our citizenry, though, thinks that the 9/11 catastrophe was actually a conspiracy orchestrated by government officials.

At least that's one of the conclusions derived from a recent Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll. More than a third of the respondents stated their belief that it was either very likely or somewhat likely that "people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East."

No doubt a good portion of folks who see things that way are apt to blame George W. Bush for everything bad, including yesterday's thunderstorm. Moreover, the survey noted that individuals who regularly use the Internet are more prone to believe in a 9/11 government conspiracy.

The Internet disseminates an incredible amount of information. It also disseminates an incredible amount of misinformation. ......................................
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