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This is RationalWiki's snarkilicious take on some of the more "WTF" or egregious blog entries out there. The best can be found in Best of the clogosphere and older entries can be found in the archives.

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[edit] February 2016

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2Hey y'all, know who's really behind the push for gun control? Ted Nugent knows! The answer is spelled J-E-W-S! By the way, Ted is an NRA board member.
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4I really can't explain it. Scroll down a bit for the best stuff.
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9What begins as a fair criticism of Martin Shkreli's Congressional hearing segues into an increasingly bizarre endorsement: Martin Shkreli for President! Make America Great Excellent Again! (Seriously, what was this guy smoking?)
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11The Daily Fail has outperformed itself yet again by mistaking a rocket from a video game for one from real life.
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18Spirit Science: Each word of this headline makes my inner skeptic curl up and cry, gnawing gently at its fedora.
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19Goat milk cures HIV.
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17A surreal variation on the Galileo gambit: the newly-formed Independent Committee on Geoethics (featuring steering committee member Christopher Monckton), out to "prosecute the climate fraudsters", has adopted Charles Darwin as its "honorary president".
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25Of course there is already a conspiracy theory about why Trump underperformed in Iowa. Courtesy of 8chan no less.

[edit] January 2016

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17Alternative medicine quack, notable for being Charlie Sheen's "doctor," invited by Bill Maher. Bonus: Charlie Sheen's blood has already returned to detectable levels of HIV.
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23Coverage of a tiger-goat friendship is gay propaganda! Just wait until he learns about the cat and bunny romance.
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16Allnews Pipeline: The Oregon Militia standoff was a false-flag operation! Masons! Satanists! Babylonians! Hollow Earth! BLOOD SACRIFICE!!!!!
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12Anti-Trump PAC makes an excellent case in Trump's favor (video).
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27WND is hyperventilating about furries: "The latest deviancy they're trying to mainstream"
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18Guess the website: "Ginger Jihadis: Why Redheads are Attracted to Radical Islam"
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17Slymepitters attempt to use a mentally ill woman in a fake Neil DeGrasse Tyson rape plot against PZ Myers. He doesn't fall for the bait, and we're left with the Slymepit showing their true colors.
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9A woo-laden New Age sex guide. Quite possibly the worst thing you will read today.
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33Richard Dawkins: "I'm a feminist, but this Sargon of Akkad fellow has made an interesting youtube video about how Feminism and Islamism are the same thing". UPDATE: He's now deleted the tweet FURTHER UPDATE: Dawkins has been uninvited from the NECSS 2016 conference due to a majority vote from the panel. To his credit, the tweet was removed prior to the decision being released.
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15A 'Common Law Judge' (Sovereign citizen crank) writes to the Bundy Militia with 'advice'.
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29Washed-up rapper B.o.B goes completely off the deep end. If he'd stopped at merely arguing that the Earth was flat, that might not have been newsworthy... but when Neil deGrasse Tyson read his tweets and decided to have a good laugh by sharing and debunking them, B.o.B doubled down and responded with a diss track that has to be seen to be believed. (With a casual side of Holocaust denial!) Tyson responded with a (fanmade) diss track of his own.
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22NaturalNews correspondent writes that adding fluoride to water is bad because it's an Appeal to nature fa— Wait, what(redirect)
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25It's always fun when the conspiracists start turning against one another. NaturalNews/NewsTarget attacks InfoWars over the latter not taking a gun protest seriously(redirect).
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22Ted Cruz is anointed as a “king” to take control of all sectors of society and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous Gentile believers. (See Seven Mountains theology.) Also here.
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13LifeSiteNews: Oh noes! Think of the children! Alberta is going to force young girls to shower with males! Guess dignity is out of the question.
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27New York Post: Bernie Sanders is no socialist... "He's a diehard COMMIE!!1!"
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29Fearmongering! Get your fearmongering here! Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) launches a new website, Pharma Death Clock(redirect), that claims to "[give] you a real-time count of all [...] deaths ["due to prescription drugs, chemotherapy and medical mistakes"], aggregated from January 1, 2000."
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28InfoWars: One of Alex Jones's writers posits that David Bowie's death is the "capstone on the pyramid of necrotic Anglo-American mass culture spanning a half-century of civilizational cancer." The comments section is worse.
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43Milo Yiannopoulos loses his little blue "verified" checkmark on Twitter, for multiple TOS violations. Breitbart goes goddamn nuts. His fans find this obviously directly comparable to journalists literally being murdered by terrorists. There's over 1500 signatures on a White House petition to reinstate Milo's little blue checkmark.
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23NaturalNews splitting into two quack sites(redirect).
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40 Return of Kings claims that Forbes acknowledges that its boycott of SWTFA cost Disney millions of dollars, when the headline of the Forbes article in question explicitly reads: "No, Men's Rights Activists Didn't Cost Star Wars Any Money".
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12 Considering how dumb these people are, they must eat everything on this list. Also, generic HTML5 template with the only changes being widened margins, Taboola but worse at the top and bottom of every page, and clickbait ads inserted everywhere.

[edit] December 2015

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31Shield: A £23 Tinfoil Hat "You do not have to be paranoid or into conspiracy theories." Well okay then! UPDATE: The Kickstarter was funded with three days to spare. Time to wait and see if they'll pull a CrystalWash 2.0
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19Nibiru is Coming at Us Like a Runaway Freight Train, Say Planet X Researchers. Even Before It's News points out that true believers are likely deluded and chasing their own tails at this point.
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29Another fine rant about teh anti-white, anti-male evulz of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this one from the manosphere's favorite Anton LaVey wannabe.
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33Milo Yiannopoulos ranting about Neil deGrasse Tyson
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29The new Star Wars film has some non-white characters. WHITE GENOCIDE!!!
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42The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been sued for "deliberately and affirmatively endorsing anti-Semitic, racist and offensive, view-point based discriminatory speech", "institutionalizing 'white supremacy' propaganda", and causing the plaintiff to feel "emotional and psychological harm from exposure" and "rejected by society"... by displaying a couple 16th-century Italian paintings that happened to depict Jesus with lighter skin and hair. The complainant is acting as his own lawyer.
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56On the wiki dedicated to the Silent Hill series of video games, one editor knows what the series is really about: Circumcision and its ties to the Satanic Illuminati.
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37Not content with supporting Trump's call to ban Muslim entry to the US, Phyllis Schlafly proposes a total ban on immigration to the US for an indeterminate time.
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24Islam is not a religion.
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26The San Bernardino shooting occurred because of a nebulous and elusive motive currently under investigation, possibly hanging somewhere between a long-term workplace grievance and religious fundamentalism/extremism SEXISM and the shooter's mother's "grotesque and enabling incuriosity" for not spying on her son.
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36Do you ever feel as though there are two different species inhabiting the Western world? Ordinary people, and anonymous right-wing internet tough guys? Somebody watched the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and was somehow thereby inspired to write this eye-watering mind fart of an article about black men's penises.
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11LessWrong realises it's probably useless now (even Eliezer Yudkowsky tends to stick to his Facebook these days), discusses plans to deal with this.
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32This guy has it all: Thomas Paine reference, birtherism, Islamophobia, racism, calling for the President's impeachment, and bad puns
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23San Bernardino shootings already attracting accusations of being a false flag (link is to google search)
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29Alabama State Rep. Alan Harper (R-61): Kauft nicht bei Juden! Stop supporting shops and gas stations not owned by "American... God fearing Christians"! (i.e., owned by brown immigrants) Because terrorism!

[edit] November 2015

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25"In Study 2 we set out to replicate this pattern of results using real-world examples of bullshit. For this, we created an additional scale using particularly vague “tweets” from Deepak Chopra’s “Twitter” account" Judgement and Decision Making. Vol 10 No 6. Deepak Chopra is now, literally, the paradigm example of bullshit.
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-14DAESH goes quackers
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13Truth is being silenced not just in America... but ALL OVER THE WORLD! On other news, All News Pipeline use the word "crybullies" in a serious way.
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24The page says it isn't bullshit. They are wrong.
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20How to make your relatives at Thanksgiving hate you more than your drunk racist uncle? With Bitcoin! (Not the same site or author that ran one of these for Christmas last year.)
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38American Family Association: "..socialism is driven by covetousness - the greedy, grasping hunger of some for other people’s money - and built on theft - the use of government power to coercively lift money from the wallets of some in order to give it to others." says an organization that solicits donations for its cause while hiding under religious tax exempt status.
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20Ok, Allnews Pipeline... You say the nuclear WWIII is gonna happen because Russia got mad over what Turkey did? And that NATO supports DAESH and those Turks were indeed DAESH fighters? There's a reason Poe's law exists, people...
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13Sam Harris: I’d vote for ‘dangerously deluded religious imbecile’ Ben Carson over Noam Chomsky
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29Guess who? White genocide (seriously...?!) hits America as more refugees are allowed in! And who's responsible? OBAMA OF COURSE!!1! Needless to say what Obama did say has only a vague semblance to ANP's version.
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43Scott Adams: We live in a castrating matriarchy because men pay for dates and have to get women's consent for sex. Bonus: He also argues that it's not sexist when he talks over women during meetings; it's just that women talk too much.
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17Allnews Pipeline: France prepares for chemical weapon atta-... wait, what?
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27Raised by gay parents, he shocked them by coming out as a Christian – and then a pastor. What a truly brave person to have to "come out" to those bigots.
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13"Credible" Intel: Impending attacks by ISIS in 'murica! Oh, and WWIII COMING!!!! ...yeah, keep dreaming, Allnews Pipeline, keep dreaming.
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36The Daily Mail responds to the refugee crisis with a cartoon of rats scampering across Europe's open borders. A cartoon that rehashes racist imagery from Nazi Germany.
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48Who's to blame for the Paris attacks? Women, of course; according to the Manosphere.
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23Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven Anderson claims that the Parisians who died in the concert hall attack had it coming because they were listening to "death metal".
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18NaturalNews: Health Ranger be magic man! Magic man predict terrorist attack! Magic man be awesome!(redirect)
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12There's a time for activism. In the face of a major tragedy isn't one of them. (Bonus suckage: Breitbart and other right-wing press are already on an anti-BLM frenzy over this crap).
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16NaturalNews: THE PARIS ATTACK WAS AN ACT OF LOVE!(redirect) (seriously: what was he thinking?)
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13NaturalNews are massive racists.(redirect)
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21NaturalNews: The claims of racism that sparked the ongoing protests in the University of Missouri? IT'S ALL A MASSIVE HOAX!!(redirect) (but seriously: what does this have to do with natural health?)
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21Bible Spice 2.0: The Starbucks boycott is because the leftist media want Christians to look stupid.
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22A Breitbart piece from an old school LaVey-style libertarian Satanist bemoaning this new breed of SJW Satanists.
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15NaturalNews: OMG SESAME STREET IS EVULZ!!1(redirect)
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21Egyptian TV cites Jedi Mind Tricks lyrics as PROOF that the US government is using HAARP weather control to destabilize Egypt. Also, Jedi means Jewish.
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31Via We Hunted The Mammoth: MGTOW: Women literally hypnotize men with their zombifying vagina goo. THE POWER OF PUSSY COMPELS YOU.
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23WHY DOES STARBUCKS HATE JESUS?!?!11! (Indirect link to Time article)
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4Two words: Sock. Puppets.(redirect)

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