Conspiracy theories

Apr 072011

Commenting on the latest results from the Wisconsin judicial election that show Presser is ahead, David Spiegel writes at

What does this change in Wisconsin? It’s now likely that conservatives will retain their advantage on the court. Democrats can turn their guns on the recall efforts, with new vigor that’s going to be informed by a sense — spread pretty widely on Twitter — that Kloppenburg was robbed.  (Michael Moore has been hitting the theme hard.)

I like that it gives a whole new meaning to the word “informed.”

But why the language about hitting and shooting?    It makes it sound like Michael Moore is prone to violent reaction instead of deliberate thought.  Why not at least give him the benefit of a more dignified term like “conspiracy theorizing”?