Were Conspiraciy Theories invented with video technology?

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    Without the invention of the camera, there would be no UFO pictures.

    Without the invention of the video recorder, there would be no JFK asassination theories.

    Which came first, the technology chicken or the conspiracy egg?
     
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    I've heard that Shakespeare was actually a woman of noble birth.

    Does that answer your question?
     
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    I heard he was actually a monkey....well, a million of them anyway....
     
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    That's just a superstition, not really a theory.
     
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    The conspiracy egg, egged on by technology and hatched by youtube.
     
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    So ... explain the ancient Egyptian fascination with astronomy. The pyramids and all. That was just early science. Conspiracy theories came later.
     
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    There was no youtube when...wait ...let me think about this ...
     
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    The internet made conspiracy theories easier to propagate.

    Before it had to spread by word of mouth, fliers, mailings, maybe the odd chance you got on a televison show or the radio.

    Now any idiot can spout something on the internet, and our more gullible citizens can read it and fall for it. Its less about there being more conspiracies and more about a greater ability to reach people just as stupid as you are.
     
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    Thus we have the "eots zone" here at the USMB! :)
     
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    Remember, just because it's a conspiracy theory doesn't mean it's not true. :thup:
     

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