WASHINGTON. At recent Trump rallies, the mainstream media scribblers noticed that some in the crowd were wearing t-shirts or holding signs with the giant letter “Q.” Some signs read “#WeAreQ” or were emblazoned with “QAnon.”
Media takes notice of QAnon Fake News Conspiracy
According to the Washington Post, it represents a “conspiracy theory… tinged with racism and anti-Semitism.”
National Public Radio calls it “a conspiracy theory growing increasingly popular among those on the far-right.”
And Time magazine says the conspiracy theory “purports to explain everything from the sinking of the Titanic to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, weaving them into a grand narrative where President Donald Trump is a secret mastermind – and hero.”
The QAnon conspiracy in a nutshell
A person claiming to be a high-level government official, with a “Q clearance” designation, established an Internet message board claiming President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller aren’t really rivals but are investigating Hillary Clinton and members of the Deep State.
At least, that’s what Q’s followers say he says.
You see, Q speaks in code that requires his followers to decipher his cryptic musings or “breadcrumbs.” That means this conspiracy depends entirely on the consensus among Q’s decoding followers as to what constitutes the theory.
That said, it seems far more plausible than the Democratic Party/mainstream media’s left-wing conspiracy theory that insists Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin conspired to deny Hillary Clinton the White House.
The mainstream media’s kooky conspiracy theory
That conspiracy theory depends entirely on ignoring the fact that it is based on opposition research bought and paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. That Deep-State entities like the NSA, CIA and FBI used that opposition research to gain illegitimate counter-intelligence warrants to spy on an American citizen.
That American citizen and Trump campaign advisor, Carter Page, was declared a “Russian agent” by President Obama’s Justice Department as a pretext to spy on the opposition party’s presidential candidate so as to give Hillary Clinton an edge.
Now, the discredited Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy theory is seen by the deranged left as the only means to undo the presidential election results of 2016.
And the mainstream media that promotes this theory wonders why the American people mistrust them and put their faith in more interesting competing conspiracy theories.
Media, do your damned jobs
There is a simple takeaway for all of this: it’s time the media gets out of the conspiracy theory business – they stink at it – and gets back to just-the-facts-ma’am journalism.
Top Image: “Q” follower at a pro-Trump rally. CBS News screen capture.