There are two articles in the May 23 issue of Maclean's that paint "conspiracy theorists" as horrible people. These articles have to do with the recent supposed death of Osama Bin Laden.
Honestly, May 1, 2011 was the day the mainstream media officially died. Bin Laden allegedly dies and no mainstream media outlet questions it.
1. Bin Laden was living in that mansion on the edge of that village. How did no one in the village know or suspect it was him. As a resident of that village said, "Around here we know when somebody's cow has a calf." If Bin Laden had rented an abandoned house in the small town where I live, how long do you think it would be before the rumours started flying around?
2. Can we see the photos? No, they're too graphic.
3. What did you do with his body? We buried him at sea. Well, wouldn't you have wanted to fly him back to the States to perform medical examinations on him? There's all this stuff about wanting to find Hitler's brain and they just recently found out some new information about Cleopatra, so why wouldn't they want to analyze Bin Laden's remains?
4. How do you live over ten years with rienal failure?
In the same issue, Brian Bethune talks to CBC reporter Melissa Fung, who's got a new book out about her time spent as a prisoner in Afghanistan. Fung says she was worried the book would discourage women reporters from going to Afghanistan. Well, if instances like what happened to Fung are occurring, maybe women shouldn't be reporters there.
Scott Feschuk's column in the same issue, about movies at the Cannes film festival, is a keeper. Go read it!