The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports some very disheartening news:
More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.
And lest we forget about the effect of the blogosphere…
The survey also found that people who regularly use the Internet but who do not regularly use so-called “mainstream” media are significantly more likely to believe in 9/11 conspiracies. People who regularly read daily newspapers or listen to radio newscasts were especially unlikely to believe in the conspiracies.
A cautionary tale? Quite right.
So yes, I’m a blogger and I’m just going to say please, please, please don’t believe the hype about blogs. Our stuff is opinion, not fact. Get your facts from the media. They generally do a good job of sorting out true from false, and that’s all that one can really expect right now.