In Truther Talk Episode 109: April Boden and Virstyne Henry take the propaganda on by debunking the so-called debunkers.
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Debunking Debunked Introduction Orgin of the word: Debunked bunkum (ˈbʌŋkəm) or buncombe n 1. empty talk; nonsense http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bunkum
Why do people need to Debunk things ?
Why people have a hard time letting people believe their own ideas and have to force their ideas on them?
Do people not have faith in humanity to make decisions for themselves?
Introduction to Astroturfing Astroturf Creating the impression of public support by paying people in the public to pretend to be supportive.
The false support can take the form of letters to the editor, postings on message boards in response to criticism, and writing to politicians in support of the cause.
Astroturfing is the opposite of “grassroots”, genuine public support of an issue. Mike, admit you just got caught astroturfing. You’re just pimping your own blog. Microsoft didn’t have grassroots support, so they created astroturf support.
Audio excerpt: (Shayrl Attkisson Astroturfing Campagin) : 10:36 This astroturf movement, in my opinion, includes but is not limited to: Quackwatch, LeftBrainRightBrain, ScienceBlogs, NeuroSkeptic, ScienceBasedMedicine, LizDitz, ScienceBasedMedicine, CrooksandLiars, RespectfulInsolence, HealthNewsReview, SkepticalRaptor, Skepticblog, Skeptics.com, Wired, BrianDeer, SethMnookin, Orac, as well as many others.
Introduction to Trolls Definition of a Troll: A. A person who posts inflammatory or otherwise unwanted material on an electronic forum, especially anonymously. B. n Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally, or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response, or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
Audio Excerpt: (The Secret Lives of Paid Trolls) : 16.36 ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMBvQ3QVJp0
Questions/Commentary 1. Experience with trolls. 2. Advice dealing with trolls. Audio Excerpt (How social Justice is killing freedom of speech) 5.:52