There Is No Conspiracy Theory John Kasich Could Point to That a Trump Adviser Doesn't Already Believe In

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has swatted down claims from his party’s nominee that the election will be “rigged,” telling CBS This Morning: “Look, to say that elections are rigged and all these votes are stolen, that’s like saying we never landed on the moon, frankly. That’s how silly it is.” True! It is like saying that! Particularly because Trump advisor and demented conspiracy theorist Roger Stone actually doesn’t think we landed on the moon.

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So, there goes that argument.

Progressive media watchdog Media Matters dug up some old tweets from Stone published in January 2013, when he contended that “whole moon shot thing a hoax. Video shot in a warehouse in NJ.”

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Roger Stone has an ever-expanding list of theories, a number of which have made their way directly into Trump’s campaign—such as the theory that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, or that Hillary Clinton has some kind of evil brain disease, or that Huma Abedin is a lesbian jihadist.

Listen, it’s the thought that counts, John!

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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The best debunk of Moon Landing hoaxers I’ve ever seen is still the guy who pointed out that the hours of uninterrupted live broadcast which millions of people watched was not only impossible to film without cuts (moreso if they used slow motion to fake low grav), it couldn’t have been stored on any existing hard drive of the day if it were video tape.

A conspiracy that claims we didn’t have the technology to get men to the Moon and back alive simultaneously requires film and video technology that wasn’t available until decades later. Good stuff.