Keller @ Large: Conspiracy Theories Devalue Search For Truth

November 12, 2013 1:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Conspiracy Theories Devalue Search For Truth
" BOSTON (CBS) — As we move through this month of commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, you will be hearing quite a bit about the many theories that the crime was the product of a conspiracy, not the work of a lone gunman.

The proponents of these theories are so legion and so thoroughly convinced of their position that you may find yourself believing one or more of them.

Polls show up to 75-percent of Americans already do.

And that’s far from the only conspiracy theory swallowed by large numbers of us.

Listen to Jon’s commentary: play pause Keller Large: Conspiracy Theories Devalue Search For Truth Jon Keller

According to polls, millions of Americans believe that Hillary Clinton planned the murder of a colleague, that 9-11 was staged by the Bush administration, and most recently, that President Obama is secretly plotting to tear up the constitution and serve a third term.

None of that is true, of course, not that truth has anything to do with it "

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