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As plague of gibberish sweeps North America's TV personalities—from Judge Judy's linguistic meltdown to Serene Branson's migraine to Sarah Carlson's seizure to Mark McAllister speaking in tongues—intrepid British spaz rag The Daily Mail asks, is a government conspiracy afoot?

A popular theory being circulated online blames the U.S. Military's supposed research into using microwaves as a mind control weapon.

America has never admitted conducting such research but proponents say the effects - produced by microwave signals stimulating the brain with fake images and voices—exactly mimic those displayed in the recent on-air breakdowns.

As to why the Pentagon might be targeting U.S. television presenters, the microwave theorists are less clear.

I was unable to find a single conspiracy theory on the topic that sourced anyone other than the Daily Mail. (And even then, they mostly ridiculed the Mail: "SO NOW THEY ARE PLANTING THE SEED IN ALLTHE SHEEPLES MINDS SO THEY WILL PISS THEIR PANTIES AND OBEY," wrote one winged messenger.) If we are seeing more gibberish-speaking reporters than usual these days, it's clearly because the sample is biased blurf diddly grump whumminah hurmph gasp thrullah badaboo I shall now harvest your brains. [Daily Mail]