Posts tagged: news media

Feb 12 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 12 February 2017

News of the Bogus:

15:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The FBI http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/fbi-foia-records-requests-email-fax/

18:48 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media http://www.snopes.com/neil-gorsuchs-fascism-forever-club/

This Week’s Quote: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” —Thomas Jefferson

Jan 15 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 15 January 2017

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

26:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CNN and Buzzfeed (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/omg-fake-news-cia-fell-incredible-golden-showerfable-trump/

32:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: David Blaine http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/david-blaine-shoots-himself-in-the-mouth-as-famous-bullet-stunt-goes-wrong/news-story/c9e71c2edba1f1c6e25f7b83db64c678

This Week’s Quote: “It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits, than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood.” —Thomas Jefferson

Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

Jul 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 July 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/05570734838/hillary-clintons-tech-policy-plan-includes-some-empty-broadband-promises-continued-war-encryption.shtml

26:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Comodo Group, Inc. https://letsencrypt.org/2016/06/23/defending-our-brand.html

This Week’s Quote: “Before September 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras…would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity.” —Jeffrey Rosen

Jan 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 January 2016

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

0:31 – News of the Bogus: The Oregon Protests

26:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Microsoft http://thehackernews.com/2016/01/microsoft-windows-7.html

33:24 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Hillary Clinton http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3383221/Hillary-Clinton-vows-reveal-truth-UFOs-Area-51-president-Bill-admits-aliens-visited-Earth.html

This Week’s Quote: “My experience is that journalists report on the nearest-cliché algorithm, which is extremely uninformative because there aren’t many clichés, the truth is often quite distant from any cliché, and the only thing you can infer about the actual event was that this was the closest cliché….It is simply not possible to appreciate the sheer awfulness of mainstream media reporting until someone has actually reported on you. It is so much worse than you think.” —Eliezer Yudkowsky

Oct 05 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 6 October 2014

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

37:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media http://www.theskepticsguide.org/not-black-holes-do-not-exist-part-2

47:46 – Silver Cluon Award: Mark Daly and nVidia http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/09/18/debunked/

56:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Matt K. Lewis http://theweek.com/article/index/268686/why-the-libertarian-boom-is-bad-for-traditional-conservatives

This Week’s Quote: “Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love…If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth. Many of those who run the nations will find this idea unpleasant. They will fear the loss of power.” —Carl Sagan

Mar 30 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 31 March 2014

Co-Host: Tim Dyson

News of the Bogus:

20:44 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Debby Vadja https://www.change.org/petitions/jimmy-wales-founder-of-wikipedia-create-and-enforce-new-policies-that-allow-for-true-scientific-discourse-about-holistic-approaches-to-healing/responses/11054

28:01 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Don Lemon and Mary Schaivo http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-don-lemon-is-it-preposterous-to-think-a-black-hole-caused-flight-370-to-go-missing/

This Week’s Quote: “[It’s] not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson

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