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Fake crowds are cheaper than you think

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The power of the fake person, multiplied! Curator Karen Patterson puts a fake outsider artist in the museum and artist David Levine puts on a museum show about the fake crowd. We hear from a 1937 radio play that featured both Orson Welles and the first fake crowd ever broadcast on the radio. And backstage on our Radiotopia live tour, your host turns to fellow ‘topes Roman Mars and Helen Zaltzman for help deciphering an unexpected laugh. PLUS!!!! The long awaited return of ToE’s original extra

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Fantastic chat between two of my favorite fakeologists.

Also Anounceofsalt.

Talk of Gaia, Vespadouglas, DaveJ, fakeopedia.

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@kham always welcome here. hopefully she can do a chat. Same with @hoi polloi and @simonshack for a tychos.info… chat
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Attention! This audio is only 55 minutes – that’s 27.5 minutes for your morning commute and 27.5 for your afternoon commute! You won’t miss a thing – so download it today and listen in!

When? May 16, 2018 @ 2016h EDT

Who? Faye and Ab go over the week’s events on fakeologist.com…

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Another blockbuster from our biggest Aussie fan.

With Rollo, Gaia, Originalsimulant, Napoleon Wilson. Later joined by Velocet, TomD27, Exoteric64

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Fakeologist 55 – Ab and Faye – 2018-05-09
Remember the formula for disaster media events. Problem, reaction, solution. The solution sometimes take time to be revealed, but looks like we have the solution formulation quite quickly. The expl…

Cluesforum.info… now has a thread on what looks like one of the bigger hoaxes to hit Canada in recent memory. Some great posts I’ll highlight here: Anonjedi2: “Canadian Prime Minister Ha…

This makes me more sure that Canada farms out its psyOps to our neighbor to the south. Too bad Chris Hadfield wasn’t still up there, he could sing sweet memorials to the people of Quebec. New…

This blog has been active for 6 years. It’s taken 5 years to get the final tally in this obvious hoax #HRDPAR/NDNGH, one of the first we covered. Note the plethora of occult numbers. It&#8217…

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Attention! This audio is only 55 minutes – that’s 27.5 minutes for your morning commute and 27.5 for your afternoon commute! You won’t miss a thing – so download it today and listen in!

When? May 9, 2018 @ 2016h EDT

Who? Faye and Ab go over the week’s events on fakeologist.com…

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Faking the war numbers

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A good episode that describes how they counted casualties in the Iraq war.

Recently, the British medical journal The Lancet published an study which updated their estimate of the number of Iraqis who’ve died since the U.S. invasion. With that in mind, we revisit a show we did in 2005 about the earlier study published in Lancet estimating the number of Iraqi deaths. That study was mostly ignored in the U.S. Alex Blumberg revisits the original study and looks at the new one.

As a fakeologist, you will probably agree with option #2 – that they made the numbers up – and made them so big – a big lie – that everybody would believe them.

Ira Glass

Right. If you’re going to make up stuff, why go door to door in dangerous areas? Why not just sit in your office and make up stuff? And if you’re going to go door to door, why not just get the data?

Alex Blumberg

Right. And if you’re going to make up stuff, why make up a number that even the people who are on your alleged side are going to argue with you about? That doesn’t make any sense at all. If he was going to fake the data, he would have said, there was 300,000 dead. And then everybody would have been joining in and saying, this is a horrible thing.

Ira Glass

Right.

Alex Blumberg

And instead, he comes up with this much larger number. It just doesn’t make any sense.

Ira Glass

So if you’re going to lie, do a better job.

Alex Blumberg

If you’re going to lie, make it a more plausible lie.

Source: 320: What’s In A Number? — 2006 Edition – This American Life

The missile was sitting on the couch

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The War on Terror should be relabeled the War on Bad Terror Script writing.

The tale sounds more like one intelligence agency (CIA) feeding another law enforcement agency (the FBI) some bad actors in order to create a terror case.

It’s all quite laughable, but these are the kind of stories that 9/11 spawned on the “homeland” front.

Notice how you don’t hear about these silly stories anymore. We’re too far away from the 9/11 official script, and they’re simply out of script writing vogue. If there were real terrorists, they’d be plotting all the time, and presumably, we’d be busting them.

Terror fiction writing doesn’t work like that. They pick a theme, and launch it around the world to make a lasting, searing impression in the world’s mind.

Once thoroughly imprinted, they switch to a new theme. Rinse, repeat.

The audio below is a fantastic story that defies all common sense.

One gem that emerged is the fact that (then) attorney general Chris Christie was appointed by Shrub on Sept 10, 2001. How he believes that the players in this terror skit are real is farcical.

The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man named Hemant Lakhani, whom they suspected of being an illegal arms dealer. It’s one of the few cases that has gone to trial in the War on Terror, and one the Justice Department has pointed to as one of their big successes. In the end, they got Lakhani, red-handed, delivering a missile to a terrorist in New Jersey. The only problem was, nothing in the sting was what it appeared to be. Including the missile.

Source: The Arms Trader