|The wikipedia article is wordy, biased and above all unclear. It fails to note that the phrase has been deliberately given a pejorative meaning since the 1960s by the establishment, keen to quell any suspicions that commercially controlled media are not as objective as they claim. Note that while the official 9/11 story is a theory about a conspiracy, commercial media never describe it as a conspiracy theory.|
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