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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #225 on: December 05, 2017, 10:57:00 AM »
So now you want me to explain how search engines and social media work, along with their influence on web browsing habits of supplement-taking/survivalist/right-wing nutjob consumers?  I suppose that could be an interesting topic, but this is beginning to feel like yet another one of your purposeful derailments of a thread that you find inconvenient to your worldview.

I should really stop falling for this.   :-[

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #226 on: December 05, 2017, 11:51:24 AM »
Yeah, I for one am going to avoid hot-linking any YouTube content by Alex Jones, right along with all the other dipshits who use that service to promote dangerous idiocy.

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #227 on: December 06, 2017, 05:02:17 AM »
Here's some secular talk discussing Alex Jones with his
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #228 on: December 06, 2017, 07:02:42 AM »
Seriously does it not strike anyone else as maybe a bad look for an SGU fansite to have a thread dedicated to promoting Alex Jones videos?
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #229 on: December 06, 2017, 07:49:20 AM »
Seriously does it not strike anyone else as maybe a bad look for an SGU fansite to have a thread dedicated to promoting Alex Jones videos?

It does at least tell us the credibility of a certain poster
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #230 on: December 06, 2017, 10:56:30 AM »
Seriously does it not strike anyone else as maybe a bad look for an SGU fansite to have a thread dedicated to promoting Alex Jones videos?
To be fair, everyone except one poster ridicules it. I'm fascinated by Jones's followers, however, I only need to watch one of his rage episodes to understand them all. His appeal really is boring and for the simple minded.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #231 on: December 06, 2017, 11:30:16 AM »
Seriously does it not strike anyone else as maybe a bad look for an SGU fansite to have a thread dedicated to promoting Alex Jones videos?
Meh. We get all sorts of cranks promoting their pet BS in specific threads here.
As long as we dont allow it to seem like its endorsed by the community as a whole I think any reasonable person would understand.

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #232 on: December 06, 2017, 11:51:53 AM »
I think it's right in keeping with a skeptical forum, to post stupid crap and then proceed to tear it to sheds with our relentless critical thinking.  ;)

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #233 on: December 06, 2017, 02:04:39 PM »
I think it's right in keeping with a skeptical forum, to post stupid crap and then proceed to tear it to sheds with our relentless critical thinking.  ;)

Yeah but that would mean clicking each video to look at the content, which would give him more clicks, which contributes to his reach w/r/t advertisers, and none of the debunking would change anything.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #234 on: December 06, 2017, 03:38:53 PM »
I think it's right in keeping with a skeptical forum, to post stupid crap and then proceed to tear it to sheds with our relentless critical thinking.  ;)

Yeah but that would mean clicking each video to look at the content, which would give him more clicks, which contributes to his reach w/r/t advertisers, and none of the debunking would change anything.
Oh fuck no. I hope nobody is clicking those links?!
We know more than enough about Jones to know he is utter trash as a source and anyone who watches him for 'entertainment' is part of the problem.
But we dont need to read every crackpot physics manifesto to be able to debunk the cranks presenting them at a basic level.
I'm open to being convinced though, would you have an alternative idea in mind or were you just making an idle comment in general?

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #235 on: December 06, 2017, 07:32:41 PM »
These videos aren't all posted by Alex Jones himself though.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #236 on: December 06, 2017, 08:01:25 PM »
These videos aren't posted by Alex Jones himself though.
Duh, the lizard people post it for him.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #237 on: December 06, 2017, 08:30:19 PM »
The last video was from Secular Talk which is part of the TYT network - so it is unlikely they are connected in anyway. Unless you really believe that Alex Jones is staged opposition.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #238 on: December 06, 2017, 10:16:59 PM »
I think it's right in keeping with a skeptical forum, to post stupid crap and then proceed to tear it to sheds with our relentless critical thinking.  ;)

Yeah but that would mean clicking each video to look at the content, which would give him more clicks, which contributes to his reach w/r/t advertisers, and none of the debunking would change anything.
Oh fuck no. I hope nobody is clicking those links?!
We know more than enough about Jones to know he is utter trash as a source and anyone who watches him for 'entertainment' is part of the problem.
But we dont need to read every crackpot physics manifesto to be able to debunk the cranks presenting them at a basic level.
I'm open to being convinced though, would you have an alternative idea in mind or were you just making an idle comment in general?
Responding to the basic issue of debunking an ongoing phenomenon.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #239 on: December 06, 2017, 11:15:30 PM »
Would you buy his nutrimetics if there were a few million more viewers?

Are you accustom to dealing with people who find shit like this persuasive? 
If global warming is real then how come I just felt this chill down my spine?

 

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