Conspiracy theorists are an interesting bunch. They often times provide good entertainment, as we have seen with Alex Jones, but there are many other times where their claims go beyond nutjob territory and into the realm of genuine influence. When you have a group of people who have been riled up to levels of paranoia and madness, what these conspiracy theorists do is provide the push needed for them to jump over the edge.
In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has provided that base, and now we may be seeing a case of genuine conspiracy nuts rising in popularity. Victor Thorn, a writer for the biased and misinforming American Free Press, was found to have committed suicide in his home. Thorn is an interesting case as, throughout his writing career, he delved into numerous territories including Holocaust denial and 9/11 conspiracies. Perhaps most notable was his “Clinton trilogy”, a trio of books that claimed to expose both Hillary and Bill Clinton for their secretive deeds.
As you can expect, many conservatives are going crazy over his death, with some going the extra length to accuse Clinton of having Thorn killed. Sites like YoungCons, Political Insider, and the American Free Press’s online publication have implied such things, despite the ridiculousness of it all.