Tag Archive for lying

Facts may no longer matter in this election but fact-checking and skeptical activism works

It’s the day after the big debate and media outlets like Politifact, Factcheck.org, AP, and NPR have their fact-checking (FC) machines churning at full speed since 9PM last evening. As a Skeptic who values solid evidence and empirical facts, I deeply appreciate FC but I strongly suspect that facts and examinations of truthfulness and accuracy…

Man hoaxes kidnapping claim

People lie about terrible things. That’s dumb. News smidgen: A Missouri man is accused in Illinois of falsely claiming he had been abducted after a night out with his co-workers. He sent texts and notices out that he was being held against his will. Filing a false report will get you in trouble. Source: Missouri…

Mike Adams insinuates some scientists should be killed, then looks like a bigger idiot (UPDATE: legal trouble?)

Is Adams under observation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)? See update below. Mike Adams, the Health (Ranger) Danger of the arguably worst site on the internet, Natural News, wrote an insane rant that went a bit farther than usual, where he equated Monsanto and its collaborators to Nazis. A list of journalists,…

Ted Nugent: Pants on Fire

Not only is he a loudmouthed bigot but he enjoys stretching the truth to make himself look more important that he really is. Ted Nugent on CNN: ‘I conduct federal raids with the DEA and ATF and U.S. Marshals and the FBI and Texas Rangers’ | PunditFact. Until last week, Ted Nugent was best known…

The truth that lies behind the eyes

The Eyes Don’t Have It: New Research Into Lying and Eye Movements Proponents of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) have long claimed that it is possible to tell whether a person is lying from their eye movements. Research published July 11 in the journal PLoS ONE reveals that this claim is unfounded, with the authors calling on…