How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness
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FEATURING TEA KRULOS – President Donald Trump’s tenure has been marked by an unusual proliferation of conspiracy theories entering the mainstream from Pizzagate to the Parkland shooting, the coronavirus, and now QAnon. This should not surprise us considering that Trump, one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen, arrived in the White House elevating the art of conspiracy mongering to a dangerous level.
Tea Krulos, freelance journalist and author from Milwaukee, WI. His previous books, Heroes in the Night, Monster Hunters and Apocalypse Any Day Now explored the driving beliefs and lives of the people who choose to reject accepted reality and substitute their own. His new book is called American Madness: The Story of the Phantom Patriot and How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness.
** This segment originally aired on September 15, 2020.