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  • Anti-Science

    How the NY Times is Going to Kill More People

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to! Way, way back in the mid-2000s, when Gnarls Barkley debuted, we got our first Borat movie, and the worst president we knew of was George W. Bush, science communicators had some very tiring fights amongst ourselves. Specifically, we fought a…

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  • PoliticsEmpty swings

    New York Times Pretends Trump Supporters Are Swing Voters

    In the midst of my OCD-fueled frenzy of clicking refresh on Twitter to get more impeachment news, I came across a remarkable Twitter thread that deserves more eyeballs from Americans, in part because the New York Times seems to be busily falling back into fraudulent “both sides” reporting surrounding Trump and his associates’ attempts to extort Ukraine into fabricating dirt…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of Daenerys Targaryen

    The Takedown of the NYT Chart on Student Loan Debt Isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

    It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for articles pointing out why some giant study being reported on in the media is actually bunk. In fact, that’s pretty much the only thing I ever write about here at Skepchick. So, this week when I saw everyone on my facebook feed sharing an article from the Awl entitled “Gaslighting Millenials: That…

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  • Feminism20 percent women

    What’s the Word on Jill Abramson?

    We previously mentioned some of the problems with the “ban bossy” movement – namely, that it focuses on a single word that’s used pejoratively, and doesn’t actually work to create spaces where it’s acceptable, even encouraged, for women to be assertive and confident. Recently, The New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson was suddenly fired following her inquisition into her…

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  • Supernatural Cleaning Methods in the NYT

    My buddy and coworker Jennifer sent me this New York Times article called Supernatural Cleaning Methods, possibly in the hopes of seeing the top of my head explode. Despite the fact that it goes on for five pages, is filled with personal anecdotes of ghostly encounters, and the most skeptical voice in the first 2.5 pages comes from those idiots…

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