Immediately after the news of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide made headlines Saturday, conspiracy theories began to circulate about the well-connected financier's cause of death. But when President Donald Trump re-tweeted comedian Terrence K. Williams' #ClintonBodyCount video post late Saturday night, the liberal media was quick to abandon the conspiracy-theory bandwagon, instead blaming the president for spreading "paranoia" and "fringe theories."
On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray talked about why they think these conspiracy theories are are so believable — with or without President Trump's retweet.
"I couldn't help but notice this was a guy who was on suicide watch, but had been taken off of it. They do have monitoring to see what's going on, but they were all pointed ... just outside the jail cell. The guards were supposed to be checking on him every 15 minutes, but didn't. They were just too tired? And he was supposed to be wearing a suicide-proof jacket, but wasn't. So, what a bunch of amazing coincidences those are. And then the guy just happened to conveniently hang himself with there's nothing to hang yourself from, apparently, in those cells. Just weird," Pat noted.
Glenn pointed to a lack of trust in politicians and media as the root of the problem.
"As long as people continue to lie and cover things up, you will have conspiracy theories. And the more lies, the more cover-ups, the more people will start to believe in conspiracy theories. So it doesn't have to be a lie or a cover-up on anything important. If they're covering up little things, you don't think they're going to cover up this? That's the problem. There may not be any cover-up. This may be completely, exactly as reported, but most Americans will not believe it. And it's because we don't have trust," Glenn said. "We don't have trust in the FBI anymore. We don't have trust in the justice system. We don't have trust in the jail system. We don't have trust in the politicians. We don't have — I'm talking a blanket statement — we don't believe anything if it at all touches politics. We don't believe it."
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