Poll – who is the genuine Skeptical Raptor

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There are so many rumors about the genuine Skeptical Raptor – I think I could find a full-time job amusing myself. I mean, who is the person behind the carnivorous dinosaur?

I’ve been accused of being Orac. I mean, I could be. I really try to hit the high level of snark. But I’m really just an amateur compared to the masterful Orac. I am not worthy.

I’ve been accuse of being David Gorski. Except I just couldn’t live in Michigan. And he’s a surgeon. Surgery is icky. I had to do human anatomy, and I know that zombies will be chasing me down.

I’ve been told I’m a Canadian. Canada should probably be insulted.

I’ve been accused of being a minion of Dorit Rubinstein Reiss. Maybe I’m one of those cute yellow ones.

Apparently, the real Skeptical Raptor is a minion.
Apparently, the real Skeptical Raptor is a minion.

 

The Age of Lying about Autism rails on about who the genuine Skeptical Raptor is. Yawn.

And of course, the genuine Skeptical Raptor is an astroturfer.

And who can forget the anti-Semitic anti-vaccination fool who claims that Allison Hagood writes attack pieces against her on the here.

Genuine Skeptical Raptor

I’m sure if I actually did a Google search, I’d find out that I’m really President Obama pushing vaccines that contain nanobots which will convert everyone to “the Islam” so that I can implement Sharia Law, and put all the gun owners in FEMA camps. I might have a few details confused.

So this time for a poll. I haven’t done one in a while, but we need a break. Choose your top three choices. And Vote Early Vote Often on who is the genuine Skeptical Raptor.

 

Sharyl Attkisson astroturfer accusations – appreciating it

A few days ago, prior to the challenges of updating and moving this website, I was told of an article published on a “journalist’s” website that accused a lot of people of being astroturfers, the Skeptical Raptor included. Now I admit to not being up-to-date on every cultural term that flows through the internet every day (who could?), but I had to find out more.

First, what is an astroturfer? Supposedly, it’s a pejorative term that describes a fake grassroots effort. Astroturf is fake grass, so that’s its roots (pun intended).

It’s used usually to point out individuals or groups that are well-funded by corporations or political groups to look like some sort of movement. The anti-Obamacare groups, like Americans for Prosperity who claimed that grandma was going to be put before a death panel, is a perfect example.

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