Finally, a conspiracy theory we can believe in

It’s been said before: just because a great many conspiracy theories are bunkum doesn’t mean that all of them are. Many of us are old enough to remember, for instance, the Watergate scandal, a conspiracy which rocked the U.S. government to its foundations, and seriously damaged public trust in the presidency. There’s also evidence that…

Anti-Semitism: The beating heart of conspiracy theories?

We’ve noted before that a virulent strain of anti-Semitism has been a consistent thread running through the Hampstead “Satanic ritual abuse” hoax. Abraham Christie’s early claims of a global conspiracy of “Talmudic Satanic Sodomites” were only the beginning. We’ve heard anti-Semitic rants and slurs from most of the Hoaxtead mobsters, including but not limited to…

Question and answer time with Alan Alanson

Earlier this week, Alan Alanson posted to the Comments section here. Although we “unblocked” his comments a few months ago, on the understanding that he would remain civil whilst he was here, WordPress in all its infinite wisdom continues to insist that Alan is still blocked. His comments consistently wind up in the “Trash” folder,…

Hampstead hoax supporter Maria MacMahon dead

We have learned that Maria MacMahon, a long-time supporter of the Hampstead “Satanic ritual abuse” hoax, died of cancer on 1 November. Maria was a partner, mother, and grandmother; we offer her family our condolences. It’s difficult to know how to respond appropriately to Maria’s death, as many of our readers will remember that in…