Tag Archive for truthers

False flag rhetoric vomited across the ‘net by the usual buffoons

The public response to the shooting in San Bernardino, California yesterday immediately included the ridiculous, baseless and perfidious comments by clowns like Alex Jones of InfoWars.com and the bottom-of-the-barrel sludgy-bits websites NaturalNews.com and Beforeitsnews.com. As with every real life mass shooting, crushing cognitive bias requires the labeling of these events “false flags” in order to demonize the government instead of…

Change starts with Sheriff Hanlin

The shooting at Umpqua Community College was Oregon’s deadliest shooting in history. Nine people were killed. Many more injured. The gunman’s death was declared a suicide. As with every mass shooting in the U.S., which come at an astonishingly alarming rate (Shooting in Oregon: So far in 2015, we’ve had 274 days and 294 mass…

Conspiracy Theorists: Predictable. Absurd.

{Commentary} I can’t and don’t wish to turn this blog into a compendium of Boston Marathon stories but will just bring up anything that I think it really important. There are far better sites that can cover the breaking news. For skeptical analysis and interesting updates, I’d suggest the JREF forum. Also, here is a…

Truthers given undue media attention

Salon has published coverage critical of the Sandy Hook Truther’s claims. But earlier this week, a piece called “Give truthers a chance?” appeared. Why? The story from a Salon partner site called the Weeklings argued that the 9/11 conspiracy theory should not be discounted in the same group as Sandy Hook trutherism. Slate covers what…