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5 Ways 9/11 Truthers Are Like Creationists




On the Origin of Conspiracy Theories By Means of Natural Stupidity

Happy 9/11 anniversary everyone! This year is going to be extra special because we have ten fingers and we’ve set up our numerical system based on that arbitrary amount. The news media is going to capitalize on this hard: Fox News has a special on it about how George W. Bush killed Osama bin Laden on September 12 with only night-vision goggles and a sword. MSNBC has one about how we antagonized the Muslim world by locking up “suspected terrorists” indefinitely without charges and invading a few Middle Eastern countries. And the most outrageous of the tragedy opportunists are planning a march in Manhattan to mark the 10 year anniversary of everyone’s favorite act of mass murder.

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Annie Jacobsen opposes the kinds of conspiracy theories she started




It’s silly to believe they’re aliens… They’re clearly part of a Nazi/Communist alliance’s propaganda campaign!

If I were to write a BEAST editorial about how journalists these days are being too offensive to people of faith and spirituality, everyone who read it would rightfully think of me as a huge hypocrite. Or maybe they’d think I’d suffered some kind of brain injury. When you’ve written about faith issues in the way I have, you kind of forfeit your right to complain about people doing the same.

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BEASTcast 2: Alexander Zaitchik





BEASTcast: Episode 2 (mp3)

Here is an interview with Alexander Zaitchik. He is the author of the book Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance. He’s also written for The eXile, New Republic, The Nation, Wired, NY Press, Reason, Mother Jones, The BEAST, and many others. We talk about his newest article in the current (March) issue of Rolling Stone, which is about the deranged talk radio host Alex Jones.

Next week we’ll have some material from Murphy’s trip to Madison, so stay tuned for that. You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.

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The military’s time traveling dolphin/human hybrids: is that a thing?


Aaron McCollum’s
story is one that will either leave you believing him insane, a liar, the greatest government whistleblower of all time or some combination of the three. Initially, in conversation with him, I confessed my belief to him that I thought he might even be a liar, a statement about which he seemed remarkably understanding, if of course in disagreement.

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