Sunday, November 25, 2007

87% of 9/11 Truthers Blame "Mainstream Media" for Their Beliefs in 9/11 Conspiracies

New Scripps Howard News Service/Ohio University poll shows increase in belief in conspiracy theories caused by mainstream media.

(BNN - November 24, 2007 - New York City.)

A Scripps Howard News Service/Ohio University poll of 811 adult residents of the United States shows nearly two-thirds of Americans think it is possible that some federal officials had specific warnings of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Eighty-seven percent of those who harbor such suspicions blame the mainstream media for "brainwashing" them into believing in various conspiracy theories.

The poll also found that 44% of Americans believe some in the government knew of the Kennedy assassination in advance; and 35% believe the government is hiding the existence of flying saucers from them.

An earlier poll showed that 71% of Americans believe television was their best source for news about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Asked to comment on the poll, Dylan Avery said, "This poll confirms that the mainstream media has been brainwashing us to believe in 9/11 conspiracies, treating us all like 'sheeple.'"