This has the distinguished honor of being my very first post about the moderately popular conspiracy theory invented by the certifiably insane that claims that William Shakespeare did not author his plays but rather they were penned by some dude named Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Of course the complete lack of evidence for these claims never stopped anyone from believing in them.
But now the filmmaker responsible for the slavery-denial film The Patriot (starring the Jew-hating Mel Gibson that also revised history to depict the British as pure evil), the scientifically impaired The Day After Tomorrow, and the hysteria-promoting 2012 is responsible for a new project called Anonymous, that allegedly promotes this long-debunked myth that Shakespeare didn’t really write his plays.
But I guess Roland Emmerich has one thing going for him. He makes Michael Bay not look so bad and Oliver Stone slightly less crazy.