New letter at the Journal of 9/11 Studies

At the Journal of 9/11 Studies we have a new letter from Professor Lance de-Haven Smith.

The letter is titled Conspiracy Denial in the U.S. Media. Here's an excerpt:

"Many American journalists appear to be locked into a peculiar way of thinking that makes them blind to signs of political criminality in high office. This mindset is characterized by an apparent inability to differentiate groundless accusations of elite political intrigue from legitimate concerns about the integrity of U.S. political leaders and institutions. For some reason, when it comes to popular suspicions of schemes involving the nation’s political elites, many journalists in the United State make no distinctions. They categorize all such suspicions as “conspiracy theories,” which they assume are not only untrue, but wacky and paranoid."

The letter describes some of the cognitive distortions associated with the term “conspiracy theory” that Professor de-Haven Smith analyzes in his new book, Conspiracy Theory in America. The book will be published on April 15 of this year by the University of Texas Press in a book series edited by Mark Crispin Miller.

The book will be available at Amazon:

Freedom of the Press

Our country, in order to endure, must have a quality, independent truth-seeking press. Two of the main threats to our freedom are corporate controlled media and poor, shallow, fearful, incorrect research and journalism. The fact that the two are tightly controlled by the big money, political "good old boys club" is of critical importance to our future.

Thanks Kevin

Thanks for the heads up on the article; I look forward to reading the book.