Bullshit 5.3 – The Panama Papers (part 3)

Bullshit 5.3 – The Panama Papers (part 3)

How do these shell companies get used? We provide some examples. We also talk about the fallout of the Panama Papers, Operation Car Wash, the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia, why Americans didn’t show up in the Panama Papers as much as we might have...
Bullshit 5.2 – The Panama Papers (part 2)

Bullshit 5.2 – The Panama Papers (part 2)

After more than a year of analysis, the first news stories were published on April 3, 2016, by SZ and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Some 4.8 million leaked files were emails, 3 million were database entries, 2.2 million PDFs, 1.2...
Bullshit 5.1 – The Panama Papers (part 1)

Bullshit 5.1 – The Panama Papers (part 1)

In 2015, journalist Bastian Obermayer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung , a Southern German Newspaper, was approached online by an anonymous source.  He or she provided him with a database from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They are the Panama Papers....
BFTN 46 – The Gulf Of Oman

BFTN 46 – The Gulf Of Oman

Iran stands accused by the US of attacking two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But should we accept the US’s claims at face value? Or is there more to the story? Here’s a short clip from the show. Full shownotes below. Please Note: our weekly news shows...
BFTN 45 – The Australian Stasi

BFTN 45 – The Australian Stasi

Australian journalists are under attack for publishing stories on domestic spying and our military. What kind of protections should we have in place for whistleblowers and journalists in a democracy? That’s what today’s show is about. Full shownotes below....
BFTN 44

BFTN 44

Should we believe South Korean news reports about North Korean executions? Should we believe reports about marijuana-related illness and deaths? Should we believe American reports about Iran’s nuclear ambitions? Here’s a short clip from today’s...
BFTN 43

BFTN 43

Is the United States waging a war on journalism? Can we trust the OPCW reports on Syria’s chemical war attacks?Does the Pentagon produce fake terrorist propaganda films? Here’s a short clip from today’s show.  Full shownotes below. *Please Note: our...
ANTIVAX 4.6

ANTIVAX 4.6

We wrap up our antivax mini-series by looking at another antivax claim: “All vaccines contain a number of toxic poisons and chemicals that are linked to serious neurological damage”. We talk about Robert Kennedy Jr, thimerosal, and the difference between...
ANTIVAX 4.5

ANTIVAX 4.5

Let’s look at another two antivax claims: that the very first vaccine was a disaster and that vaccines are highly profitable for pharmaceutical companies and the health care industry. Full shownotes below. *Please Note: our weekly news shows are currently...
ANTIVAX 4.4

ANTIVAX 4.4

We’re still breaking down antivax claim number 2 from last time and dealing with the claims that “Whenever the outbreaks are examined more closely, the data show that the majority of those suffering have been vaccinated for the disease. Disease charts show that...