Oh, if only they could see just HOW similar they (we) really are ;)
I guess, all of these "suspicions" could be seen as a good thing, because it means that NOBODY is just letting the "news" (white) wash over them; and are actually questioning what they see and read in the mainstream media (whether you agree with them or not). However, at the same time this could also be seen as a very bad thing, for pretty much the EXACT same reason.
Earlier this month, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld scolded the American media for being "overly negative" in their coverage of the war in Iraq (and many of his supporters have echoed those claims). Well, since then, Rummy seems to have gotten his wish. The "news" from Iraq has been dominated by the release and/or rescue of 4 Western hostages; something which I assume would fall into the category of "good news"... but wait!
It appears that there are those who seem to believe that Jill Carroll somehow orchestrated (or was a willing participant in) her own abduction as part of the anti-war movement in Iraq. To which I say, if this is your first "conspiracy theory" then you have some serious catching up to do ;)
Is it because things in Iraq have been so bad for so long that even the "good news" is seen as "bad news", simply because it no longer fits the "narrative"? Or is it because the mainstream media has had it wrong for SO long (an arguement that's made by both sides of the "Liberal/Corporate Media Bias" debate) that there HAS to be something more to (tarnish) the story (ie. Jessica Lynch)?
Whatever the case may be; at this point I'm just about ready to throw in the towel and declare that this WHOLE war has been nothing more than one big hoax, playing itself out on a Hollywood sound stage ... (wishful thinking I guess).