A NSFW LONG-FORM PODCAST ABOUT

FACT CHECKING THE NEWS

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The media is full of dubious stories. As the American journalist IF Stone wrote in 1952: “Emphasis, omission, and distortion rather than outright lying are the tools of the war propagandists.”

The same is true in peacetime. On this podcast, we take stories that are in the news and dissect them to see if we can work out where the propaganda lies. 

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BFTN 66 – Unfunded Empathy

BFTN 66 – Unfunded Empathy

On BS 65 (24 March) we predicted there could be 20,000 - 50,000 American deaths within the next few weeks. The Trump Administration are now estimating 100 - 240,000. Guo Wengai - is claiming that China's virus death toll is still rising, they are hiding it, and burning bodies in mobile mass incinerators. But can he be believed? Last week a Venezuelan defector is caught trying to smuggle a shipment of US weapons into VZ to assassinate Maduro. The next day the USG indicts Maduro on drug smuggling charges. Coincidence? Remember 9 months ago when Scott Morrison said the Coalition will not engage in “unfunded empathy”? In the NYT on 22 January, James G. Hodge Jr., director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University, said the Chinese shutdown in Wuhan would "almost certainly lead to human rights violations and would be patently unconstitutional in the United States." Ukraine Joe has been accused of sexually molesting a staffer, Tara Reade, back in 1993.
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Latest Episode

BFTN 66 – Unfunded Empathy

BFTN 66 – Unfunded Empathy

On BS 65 (24 March) we predicted there could be 20,000 - 50,000 American deaths within the next few weeks. The Trump Administration are now estimating 100 - 240,000. Guo Wengai - is claiming that China's virus death toll is still rising, they are hiding it, and burning bodies in mobile mass incinerators. But can he be believed? Last week a Venezuelan defector is caught trying to smuggle a shipment of US weapons into VZ to assassinate Maduro. The next day the USG indicts Maduro on drug smuggling charges. Coincidence? Remember 9 months ago when Scott Morrison said the Coalition will not engage in “unfunded empathy”? In the NYT on 22 January, James G. Hodge Jr., director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University, said the Chinese shutdown in Wuhan would "almost certainly lead to human rights violations and would be patently unconstitutional in the United States." Ukraine Joe has been accused of sexually molesting a staffer, Tara Reade, back in 1993.
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Recent Episodes

BFTN 64 – The Greatest Threat

BFTN 64 – The Greatest Threat

On this week's show: Assange's trial is a farce. The US pulls out of Afghanistan. Coronavirus. "Sodomite" is a bad word. No fraud in Bolivian election.
BFTN 6.5 – China part 5

BFTN 6.5 – China part 5

John Pabon from strategic advisory firm Fulcrum22 joins me to give his perspective on China - business, political and social. John's an American who currently lives in Melbourne, and spent the last ten years living in Shanghai. We talk about the ol' Communism v Capitalism debate, the treatment of the Uyghurs, working conditions in factories, IP theft, and how most Chinese view their government.

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This show is different from some other podcasts in the following ways.

1. There are TWO OF US. This is a conversation, not a lecture.

2. It’s FLEXIBLE. Which means sometimes we cover a few stories in a single episode, but other times we might take 3 or 25 episodes to tell a story. 

3. It’s NSFW. While we take the world affairs very seriously, we also know that learning is more effective when you’re having fun. Sometimes (okay, quite often) “having fun” for us translates as bad language and dirty jokes. Let’s face it – this world is violent and sexy. This is NOT a child-friendly show, nor is it safe for work.

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Worth Your Time

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by El Groo from United Kingdom on May 17, 2019

I’ve just listened to and thoroughly recommend the mini-series on vaccines, both from its exploration of the subject, but also it’s demonstration on how to decide what can be believed in a post-truth society.
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They read books!!!

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Divicus from Switzerland on November 26, 2018

So, the scandelous news is public!! All that these guys know is only from……BOOKS! Anyone who has followed their detailed, funny and well documented stories from the great JC to Stalin, from Brutus to Beria or from Alexander to Rooswelt would have thought that Ray&Cam must have a misterious time machine, hidden somwhere in Ray‘s secret basement, just behind the dark-age tourture machines. How else could Ray&Cam have discovered that many famous songs from the 1980‘s were in fact written by ancient singer&songwriters, among them the Toto Song Africa, which was originally composed by Sextus Pompeius, better known to the podcast community as Sexi Pee. Since all Ray&Cam know is from books, the still have to read the book of books received in Florence. No, not the bible, the book about how the 99% rule over the 1% instead the other way around. Yes, read the book about the secret formula to limit government spending on arms and direct cash to hospitals, schools and roads instead and how to tax the rich! The book is about Direct Democracy in good old Switzerland, a country with 4 impossible languages, sorunded by powerful neigbhours and divided by different religous believes and high mountains. Well, so keep reading your books! Great to listen to your podcasts!
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This is The Greatest Show!

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Benakiba from Australia on May 13, 2018

Imagine yourself having a chat over a coffee with a good friend who you admire, for their wits, humour and general view on humanity. You could easily sit there and listen all day without saying a word, and still feel you participated in the conversation and came out of it richer and looking for more. This is what you will experience listening to Cam and Ray. These guys are totally politically incorrect, contagiously funny, yet deadly serious in their relentless search for facts about the world we all live in. So, get yourself a cuppa and plug in. But be warned – you’ll keep coming back for more!
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