Tag Archives: fakery

Museum Of The Bible Quietly Boots Fake “Lunar Bible”

USA Today reports: The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity. The move follows an announcement last year that at least five of 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments that had been …

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Trump Ditches GOP Rep For Top Intelligence Post After His Anti-Terrorism Credentials Were Found To Be Fake

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Friday abruptly dropped his plan to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as the nation’s top intelligence official. The announcement, made on Twitter, came after questions about his qualifications and whether he had exaggerated his résumé. Law & Crime reports: In a 2015 press release, Ratcliffe’s House website stated, “When serving …

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Trump Cultists Spread Fake Video Of “Drunk” Pelosi

The Washington Post reports: Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media, highlighting how political disinformation that clouds public understanding can now spread at the speed of the Web. The video of Pelosi’s onstage speech Wednesday at a Center for American Progress …

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Most Pro-Brexit Twitter Accounts Revealed As Bots

The Hill reports: The majority of the most active accounts on Twitter that post messages in support of the U.K.’s Brexit Party show signs of automated activity, leading researchers to believe they are so-called “bot” accounts, according to an investigation. A probe by the Institute for Strategic Discourse first reported by The Mirror found that the Brexit Party, a political …

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Bible Museum Admits Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fakes

The Daily Beast reports: In a press release today, Museum of the Bible announced that independent scientific testing on five fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the museum had been completed. The tests “concluded that the five fragments show characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin and therefore will no longer be displayed at the museum.” In other words they …

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Trump Advisor Touts Nonexistent PhD In New Book

The Daily Beast reports: Gina Loudon, the Republican commentator and author, recently declared that she has scientific evidence that Donald Trump might be the “most sound-minded” president in history. It’s a claim that might carry more weight if her new book didn’t falsely describe her as having a doctorate in psychology. Loudon, who worked as a surrogate for the Trump …

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FLORIDA: GOP State House Candidate Admits To Faking Diploma, Will Stay In Race With Backing Of Party

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: State House candidate Melissa Howard admitted Monday that she lied about having a degree from Miami University, apologized and declared she intends to stay in a race that has drawn national attention after it came out she was displaying a fake diploma and had gone to great lengths to deceive people about her college credentials. “I …

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NEW YORK: Fake Green Party Candidate Linked To GOP US House Rep He Was Supposedly Running Against

The Daily Beast reports: The former Green Party candidate in a congressional race has been exposed as a Republican plant with ties to the GOP congressman he supposedly sought to challenge. Michael Zak petitioned to run under the Green Party ticket in New York’s 27th congressional district, a seat currently held by Rep. Chris Collins. Zak’s candidacy petition listed as …

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Subject Of Fake “I Died And Went To Heaven” Book Sues Christian Publisher For Royalties And Defamation

Courthouse News reports: A quadriplegic man who emerged from a coma in 2004 claims Christian publisher Tyndale House published a fake near-death story about him going to heaven, which was concocted by his father after they survived a severe car accident. Alex Malarkey, 19, claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Dupage County, Ill., that Tyndale House Publishers has made …

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Unmasked: Celebs Who Bought Fake Twitter Followers

The New York Times today unmasked celebrities and media figures who seek to inflate their importance by purchasing fake Twitter followers. An excerpt: All these accounts belong to customers of an obscure American company named Devumi that has collected millions of dollars in a shadowy global marketplace for social media fraud. Devumi sells Twitter followers and retweets to celebrities, businesses …

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ALABAMA: Fake Robocall Pretends To Be Jewish WaPo Reporter Seeking Dirt On Roy Moore [AUDIO]

“Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I’m a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5000 and $7000 dollars. “We will not be fully investigating these claims however …

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Mike Pence Stalks Out Of NFL Game In Pretend Huff After Anthem Protest Everybody Knew Would Happen

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after some players knelt during the National Anthem, saying he did not want to “dignify” the event. The pool of journalists accompanying the vice president was not allowed into the stadium and was asked to stay in their vans. …

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Trump Energy Appointee Claims His Disqus Account Was Hacked, Says He Didn’t Call Obama’s Mother A “Whore”

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s appointee to a Department of Energy post says inflammatory comments that appeared to have been made by him online were the result of “cyber attacks and Internet crimes” committed against him over the past several years by “imposters in social media.” William C. Bradford, Trump’s appointee to head the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, …

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Clay Aiken: Producers For The Apprentice Told Trump Who To Fire Via A Secret Teleprompter On His Desk

Vulture reports: Although Donald Trump uttered the infamous Apprentice catchphrase “You’re fired,” the president-to-be didn’t actually decide who was let go on the NBC show, at least according to onetime Celebrity Apprentice contestant and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken. In an interview with Domecast, a podcast from North Carolina’s News & Observer newspaper, Aiken dished on what went on behind …

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Trump Hangs Fake TIME Cover In Golf Clubs [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:  The framed copy of Time Magazine was hung up in at least four of President Trump’s golf clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: …

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IT BURNS: Bob Larson Exorcisms Supercut [VIDEO]

I’ve posted many of scamvangelist Bob Larson’s elaborately faked exorcisms over the years and courtesy of YouTube comedian Vic Berger, today we get a hilarious supercut of several especially well-acted demonic possessions. You might want to turn the volume down, there’s a lot of screaming and growling. Watch below.

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Crackpot Preacher Babbles In Tongues To Praise White Jesus For Defeating “Jezebel” Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Pastor John Kilpatrick used his pulpit to celebrate the election of Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary Clinton by speaking in tongues during a recent sermon. Shortly after the Nov. 8 election, Kilpatrick reminded his congregation at the Evangel Temple in Meridian, Mississippi that God used Hurricane Katrina to attack New Orleans because President George W. …

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DETROIT: Pastor Drapes Trump With Jewish Prayer Shawl That He “Prayed And Fasted Over” [VIDEO]

From the Jerusalem Post: US presidential candidate Donald Trump received an unexpected gift from a Detroit bishop – a Jewish prayer shawl from Israel. Trump attended a church service at Great Faith Ministries in Detroit in an effort to court black voters. Bishop Jackson then bestowed upon Trump a Jewish prayer shawl and a pair of Bibles, saying: “This is …

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Donald Trump Jr. Retweets False Claim That Hillary Is Secretly Paying Pollsters To Fake Their Results

Via Mediaite: Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Tuesday a Trump supporter’s claim that his father’s general election opponent Hillary Clinton was secretly paying off pollsters to fudge poll results. Trump should have realized however that the email– supposedly between Clinton and Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling– was fake, judging by the fact that it looks really, really, really fake. PPP …

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Trump’s “Christian Liaison” Speaks In Tongues & Smites Sinners With The Power Of White Jesus [VIDEO]

Mekka lekka hi mekka Jesus ho! Via Hemant Mehta: Last month, when Donald Trump held a meeting with evangelical leaders, it emerged that televangelist Frank Amedia was his new “liaison for Christian policy.” Who’s Amedia? He’s a guy who once claimed to stop a tsunami from coming onto a Hawaiian island. He also blamed AIDS on “unnatural sex.” He also …

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