I can’t remember that the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal was labeled as a conspiracy theory. And because of the thousands of witnesses i.e. the victims in dozens of countries it doesn’t make sense at all. So it’s not a good example.
That’s different from the claims that the Bush administration orchestrated the 911 attacks.
Some people are interested in conspiracy theories, because they find a lot of aspects of their lives rather boring.
It was certainly a conspiracy of silence before the evidence came out. There are actual conspiracies, which are different than conspiracy theories. A conspiracy theory is usually a fairy tale, actual conspiracies are not.
That doesn’t quite make sense. Before the evidence came out it would definitely have been just a theory. Once the evidence came in that by definition makes it “actual”.
As far as remembering how things were labeled, I was making up an example based in reality. I wasn’t quoting newspaper headlines are anything like that.
As for 911, one of the things that makes me think it was an inside job was the lengths Bush and Cheney personally went to to prevent the 911 Commission from being created. Then once created how they worked to stack the deck, avoid testifying themselves, etc. Tell tale signs (though not proof) of guilt.
Maybe, but not a shred of evidence for that idea has ever been presented. You might as well be suggesting that aliens did it. All anyone has so far are a lot of ifs, ands, buts, maybes, what ifs and gap theories.