The Guardian's Illustrated, Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy -- Did You Know Spain Was Involved?
Appearing alongside an article by Guardian reporters Rebecca Bowe and Sarah Phelan about the "media machine behind the assault on progressive ideas" is a spiderweb conspiracy chart that puts John Nash's scribblings in A Beautiful Mind to shame. The idea, as far as we can tell, is that a vast array of nefarious entities worldwide -- more than 80 are listed -- are connected to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and the right-wing bloviators at Fox News. (The print version of the chart is pictured below; click here for a crisper PDF from the Guardian Web site.)
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Then again, what do we here at The Snitch know? We enjoy a nice Rioja with grilled meats and occasionally chuckle at the caustic wit of the British press. This thing goes deeper than anybody realized. Maybe we're in on it, too.
Update: As one of our astute readers points out below, the above-discussed graphic does, indeed, bear a remarkable resemblance to the charts of conspiracy-theory guru Lyndon LaRouche. Click here to see to see a LaRouche graph that connects "The British Empire," "Hollywood," and "Microsoft Research Center" in a fashion similar to the Guardian image. There's even some overlap between the two charts -- Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, and Fox News are featured in each.