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Datamancer 113 points ago +113 / -0

"conspiracy theorist" is the new racist... which itself was the new homophobe... which itself was the new misogynist... which itself was the new anti-semite. The left has always required labels to isolate, condemn and silence voices opposed to their power.

Rusty911 33 points ago +33 / -0 (edited)

It is a logical fallacy!

Ad hominem attack: A personal attack argument attacks the person making the argument while ignoring the argument itself. A personal attack is not the same as an insult. Rather, a personal attack claims that there is something wrong with the person or group in order to cast doubt on their character and discredit their argument.

zaowood 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lucky for them, their supporters are trained to be braindead, so they don't notice.

queue-anon 14 points ago +14 / -0

Who invented the conspiracy theorist label?

CarpenterRichard 20 points ago +20 / -0

CIA invented it. For real.

PosterIsDead 8 points ago +8 / -0

Well, it's a real conspiracy, so........

DongSquad420 12 points ago +12 / -0

The CIA to sway public opinion away from mk ultra.

OnePointOneNine 8 points ago +8 / -0

The far left.

DocOne 15 points ago +15 / -0

CIA is the real answer

CovefefeREEEE 5 points ago +5 / -0

Her name rhymes with "side of beef".

MouthAgapeForBLMJizz 7 points ago +7 / -0

Literally the CIA

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NeoDragoon 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's the old racist, since "that's just a Right Wing conspiracy theory" was used so much back in the Slick Willy days. It always drove me nuts that The Left would discount the argument this way, because while correlation does not equal causation, it doesn't mean you should stop loading.

ed_shaw 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's right...and there is a direct connection to the fake news media. Tell 'em what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Tell them what you just told them. Buzz words, Slogans. Media runs on them.