Daily Archives: January 31, 2021

Explaining Conspiracy Theories About Bullied 9-Year-Old Quaden Bayles (1-31-21)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/cameronwilson/quaden-bayles-conspiracy-viral-bullying-dwarfism-age https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53673934 Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=130046 https://thelogicalindian.com/fact-check/australia-quaden-bayles-bullying-go-fund-me-19903 https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536617-marjorie-taylor-greene-touts-trump-call-amid-growing-backlash https://www.abc.net.au/austory/about-a-boy/12803110: Quaden Bayles is a nine-year-old boy with dwarfism who just wants to fit in. But he unwittingly found himself the target … Continue reading

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I Heard A Rumor (1-31-21)

00:00 Are you more interested in destroying or in building up? https://www.pairagraph.com/dialogue/77d7e5451ea3467eaed19686cf7fce19 07:00 Psychologist Brooks Gibbs: Reaction to Quaden Bayles, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF0hXThqBjI 34:00 The mysterious French blogger who donated $520,000 to the Capitol Hill rioters, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9202857/French-blogger-killed-drugs-overdose-day-520-000-Capitol-rioters-donation.html 35:00 NYT: How Trump’s Focus … Continue reading

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Dennis Prager Unmasked?

Yaron Reuven and Yosef Mizrachi are a couple of Sephardic rabbis with limited learning and IQ who make a ton of compelling and entertaining speeches. They have a gift for rabble rousing. They’re not particularly concerned with accuracy. They don’t … Continue reading

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Renewing Trust in America’s Institutions

If you are not interested in restoring trust, rightfully earned, in our key institutions, you are a nihilist. You just want to destroy. I suspect that in the dissident spheres, there is one hundred times more interest in tearing down … Continue reading

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Surmounting five riddles of the information sphere

Martin Gurri writes: “The hypothesis, which seems to me the most fertile,” wrote Walter Lippmann back in 1922, “is that news and truth are not the same thing, and must be clearly distinguished.” Lippmann found truth in the analysis of … Continue reading

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