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Bogosities

January 5, 2016

That Roman sword recovered in Nova Scotia is more suspect than a three dollar bill.

The Boston Globe gives an anti-abortion group the honors for the most deceptive chart of 2015.

I’ve been seeing a lot of articles lately where the lede is flatly contradicted by the news then reported, like this one breathlessly warning that Congress is about to “endorse Islamic blasphemy laws.” Do the authors of such really expect their readers are illiterate?

Vox has a list of the most absurd health advice of 2015. Donald Trump made the list.

There are many places in the world, and I don’t know them all. A conservative polling firm struck back at an earlier poll showing conservatives were willing to bomb Agrabah — a fictional city in Disney’s Aladdin — by finding a large fraction of liberals were willing to take refugees from there. Ed Brayton points out the salient difference: “those who say we should accept refugees from a fictional country are motivated by compassion for the less fortunate, while those who say we should bomb fictional countries are motivated by their desire to bomb the shit out of everyone who isn’t like them.”

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