Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fake News II - You Can Have it Both Ways

In yesterday's blog I described how a former scientist was provided a high visibility forum by the taxpayer funded Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC)-- to make up fake news.  

I hate that term.  But it is a news website, and the information is fake. Fake news

It is so false, so maliciously untruthful, that neither Thierry Vrain or the CBC reporter noticed the inherent contradiction. The lies are so bad that they don't align. It is about creating fear, uncertainty and doubt, even if the claims are internally contradictory. 

But in the world of false information, you can have it both ways, and nobody cares, so long as the nonsense you spout fits their bias. 

Let's look at three lines from this article. 

This statement implies that rigorous dose-response tests have been performed and have concluded that low-doses lead to disease.  No such evidence exists. 

There is no evidence that it accumulates in all of our organs.

And "no research has been done on humans" but somehow he knows that it "accumulates in all our organs".

Let me get this straight.  No research has been done on humans, but somehow a scientist is making certain statements about a water soluble ag chemical accumulating in all of our organs.  All of them. As determined by no research.  Which means he's making it up. 

I pride myself on soft-spoken restraint, high roads and classy retorts.  However, this requires a pointy response.  Vrain is lying so deliberately with completely made-up bullshit, that he can't even keep it straight.  

And the CBC prints it like it is news.  But we already knew that the anti-farming movement doesn't critically evaluate the information they accept and willfully promote, and amplify on taxpayer dollars.