Truthiness! (Onion, Clickhole, etc.)

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Postby KingRoyal » Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:47 pm

Pretty sure it's just a general jab at Dr. Oz's post-Oprah career of being a snake oil salesman. Though, if you're looking for something more recent, here's what he campaign had to say about his opponent John Fetterman

"If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn't have had a major stroke and wouldn't be in the position of having to lie about it constantly,"
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Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:31 pm

Yeah, that bit I heard about. He's doing for cardiology what Herman Cain did for brain surgery.
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Postby KingRoyal » Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:44 pm

Herman Cain was a real wake up call to the fact that doctors aren't special, they're just rich and they've completely captured the medical profession expressly so they can lock poor people out and make as much money as possible
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Postby atog » Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:05 pm

Mongrel wrote:Yeah, that bit I heard about. He's doing for cardiology what Bill Cosby did for civil rights.


fuck me I remember when Mehmet C. Oz was a real doctor. Back in the early 90's before he became a Russian asset
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Postby KingRoyal » Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:58 pm

Just realized that Oz is a anti-vaxxer and covid-denier so in the last two years he probably has given widely disseminated medical advice that has killed people


Also Ben Carson was the surgeon, not Herman Cain. He was the proprietor of Godfather's Pizza
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:42 pm

Oh right, duh.
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Postby KingRoyal » Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:13 pm

To be fair, Godfather's Pizza is the Ben Carson of pizza
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:58 pm

*genuine IRL laughter*
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Postby KingRoyal » Fri Aug 26, 2022 1:25 pm

Starting to think that "tax payer" might be a dogwhistle the way conservatives use it
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Re: Truthiness! (Onion, Clickhole, etc.)

Postby Thad » Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:02 pm

Hm. I dunno, let's see what Lee Atwater had to say about that.

(CW: It's the N-word. He said the N-word a lot.)

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Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:28 pm

IMO, it has been for a while, but it depends on the politician and context (but it not being used as a dogwhistle is more exception than rule).
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Postby KingRoyal » Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:29 pm

That Wikiquote is only 3 quotes but is a brutal own on Atwater
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Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:34 pm

Atwater was a garbage person, but I've always been very glad that such clear and simple mask-off admissions exist, similarly to Goering's statement about the ease with which leaders can manipulate populations exists, etc.
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Postby KingRoyal » Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:54 pm

Oh yeah, pure garbage. I'm just amazed at how well that comes across in just 3 quotes
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Postby Thad » Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:04 pm

Yeah, it's like Citizen Kane in two quotes -- here is a man who spent his life actively making the world a worse place and then died feeling empty inside -- and then an MST3K post-credits stinger.

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Re: Truthiness! (Onion, Clickhole, etc.)

Postby Mongrel » Tue Nov 01, 2022 4:38 pm

Kotaku channels the Onion with this one: Mei And Lebron James Have Been Disabled Until Further Notice
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Postby Mongrel » Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:17 pm

Thad wrote:

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