Friday, April 15, 2022

‘The lunacy is getting more intense’: how Birds Aren’t Real took on the conspiracy theorists

It’s the most perfect, playful distillation of where we are in relation to the media landscape we’ve built but can’t control, and which only half of us can find our way around. It’s a made-up conspiracy theory that is just realistic enough, as conspiracies go, to convince QAnon supporters that birds aren’t real, but has just enough satirical flags that generation Z recognises immediately what is going on. It’s a conspiracy-within-a-conspiracy, a little aneurysm of reality and mockery in the bloodstream of the mad pizzagate-style theories that animate the “alt-right”.

1 comment :

  1. Sure, sure. What's worse, a bunch of uneducated nuts who think the Clintons are cannibals or the majority of the educated elite who think men can get pregnant?


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