The American Tory, the right-wing news organization, is a bastion of conspiracy theories about everything from vaccines to the assassination of President Obama.
The outlet has been criticized by Democrats for its obsession with fake news.
But a new documentary by former British tabloid reporter Peter Oborne shows that the site is actually just trying to help people understand what they are talking about.
Oborne, who wrote and edited the film “The Truth About Politics,” is among those who have joined forces to tell the story of how a former staff writer at The American Conservatives, who goes by the alias “Peter,” discovered and published a list of fake news stories that were circulating on the Internet.
Among those stories were stories that accused Hillary Clinton of being involved in child sex abuse, accused former President Bill Clinton of using a child sex ring to fund his wife’s presidential campaign, and said that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice used torture on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
It’s one of several stories published by the publication over the past few years that have led to accusations that it is part of the so-called Internet Conspiracy, a broad conspiracy theory that is sometimes referred to as the “internet equivalent of the KKK.”
One of the stories on the list was a story that claimed the Clintons had been linked to the death of former President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
The article claimed that Reagan’s body was found in a car on the way to a political fundraiser in Reno, Nev.
The car was later found to be a replica, with the windows smashed out, with no evidence of anyone else inside.
The story was subsequently retracted.
“It was a bizarre piece of writing, that the Reagan story was part of a conspiracy,” Oborne told The Huffington Post.
“But the fact that it was published at all, even if it wasn’t true, that was something we couldn’t deny.”
“It’s a bizarre article, that Ronald Reagan’s corpse was found at a Reno, Nevada, car dealership, with windows shattered out.
And the fact it was printed on the front page, even though it was false, was something that we couldn’s deny,” Obeson told HuffPost.
“In fact, we couldn, because we were trying to find the truth.
We were trying, and we tried very hard.”
Oborne went to the site, The American Conservatism, in April 2017 and found that there were no other stories about the Clintons, even after Oborne contacted them to complain about the false stories.
“At the time I couldn’t understand why the website would publish a story about this,” Obenton said.
“They did it in the hopes that people would find out and that we would do something about it.”
One article on the website mentioned an alleged case of a Clinton staffer who was charged with possession of child pornography.
The former staffer, who Oborne identified as Peter, also claimed that the Clintons were involved in the murder of former Vice President Al Gore.
“The story was that Al Gore had died in a plane crash while on his honeymoon in Tahiti,” Obora said.
He said that the story was also printed on another page, with an image of a plane crashing, but the images of Gore and Gore’s wife were removed.
“So this was a little bit of a stretch,” Oborasaid.
“We’d never been able to find anything like this.”
Another article on The AmericanConservative.com said that a Democratic candidate was going to be “fired” after he criticized the Clintons.
But the article was retracted, and the candidate was eventually reinstated.
The American conservative outlet also published a story alleging that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was involved in a coverup over the death in the plane crash of George Zimmerman.
The claim that Lynch was behind the coverup was also retracted.
The magazine also published an article claiming that a Republican senator had lied about being raped by a White House intern.
Oboets story on TheAmericanConservative.org is the latest example of how the site was trying to promote the “Internet Conspiracy,” a theory that has become popular among conservatives and has been linked in the past to the KKK.
“There’s been a great deal of discussion in the media and in politics about whether the Internet Conspiracy is real,” Oboakss father, former British journalist Nick Obooms, told HuffPost about the story.
“I don’t think we’re going to get to the bottom of it, but we are going to try to put together a very solid case that it’s real.”
The documentary, “The Web Conspiracy,” will be shown on ABC News Sunday.