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Truthiness

Have You Had Your "Information Debris " Today?

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Caryl Rivers

The beliefs held by "Truthers" and "Birthers" were culled not from mailings from extremist groups or the creepy websites of the lunatic fringe. They were discussed by the mainstream media.

Shadow Elite: March to War -- Rove, Perle, & Truthiness

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

One wishes that Iraq was now simply a matter of historian research. But the reality is that we're still there and the country is still dangerously unstable. No amount of truthiness can make that hard fact go away.

Washington Post Fostering Confusion About Clean Energy Opportunities

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

By arguing that a transition to a clean energy economy will lead to some job losses, Sunil Sharan reminds us of doomsayers who fight change, focusing on costs while ignoring the greater benefits.

Business Week Deceiving Readers

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Poor misunderstood (former) GM executive Bob Lutz. How dare Lutz be castigated for stating that "Global warming is a crock of s*%t!" After all, he f...

Shadow Elite: Do You Know Whose Agenda You're Being Sold?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
Janine R. Wedel

In the community of fewer than 2,000 in which I grew up, the proverbial six degrees of separation melt away. You can't help but play multiple roles in...

Guardian Asserts Conspiracy to Hide the Peak

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

A recent Guardian article raises the question: has there been a conspiracy to inflate IEA numbers and thus distort the global conversation about our energy challenges?

Baucus' Bill Not Bipartisan, But Panmedia

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Baucus' was supposed to be the "bipartisan" bill, but the only way it can truly be referred to as such is in the growing bipartisan distaste for the bill.

Scientific Inquiry Concludes: Inhofe List "Not credible"

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Senator James Inhofe misused the power of his chairmanship to expend taxpayer resources on distorting, misleading, and outright deceiving when it comes to scientific issues, most notably in relation to questions of Global Warming.

Washington Post Promotes Debunked Deception About Hummers vs. Priuses

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Does anyone suspect that The Washington Post editorial board has the sensibility to be embarrassed by publishing this absurd letter citing such a deceptive and deceitful marketing "study"?

"We Call it Life ..." Idiocy and Deception Resurrected

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

When it comes to discussion of climate change, there are too many prepared to come to the table intent on deceiving and confusing rather than engaging honestly.

Will Continues Will-Ful Deceit

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Should anyone wonder that the interview that followed his global warming column simply gave Will another podium for his Will-ful deception?

Coal's Sacriligeous Caroling

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

I was shocked at the latest parody of a set of Christmas Carols courtesy of the coal industry's mouthpiece, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity: the "Clean Coal Carolers" with a set of lyrics that take their truthiness and deception to a whole new level of depravity.

Truth is Utterly Optional

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A. Siegel

Amid the flood of revelations of biblical proportions about Sarah Palin, which seems destined to last for at least 40 days and 40 nights, here is an item that might not be receiving the focus that it merits.

Lying to Drill the Hole Deeper

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A. Siegel

Efforts to increase America's oil production can be part of a holistic energy package, but they should be part of a larger discussion. And they should be grounded in truth.