It’s been 12 years since I started the Obama Conspiracy Theories blog as the Birther movement started gaining a foothold in the public mind. I watched as one post on a right-wing forum grew into a movement that consumed 51% of the Republican Party and put a birther in the White House.
Thankfully Donald Trump is on his way out the door, but as he leaves, he ushers in a new era of conspiracy theories, largely about election fraud, but also Deep State, Obamagate, laptops and whatever else comes along. Rather than the usual crew of birthers, we have a new conspiracist source QAnon, bolstered by the junk news organizations, One America News Network, Newsmax, Newsbusters and the Epoch Times.
Let’s see where this goes.