Man, @ReelzChannel #Autopsy is one of the cheesiest conspiracy series I've ever seen. I watched the one about #DavidBowie yesterday, and the grasping for "other causes" besides cancer contributing to Bowie's death reached truly ridiculous proportions. 1/
So was the part in #Autopsy speculating that Bowie had somehow "controlled" the time of his death so that Blackstar could be released before his death. 2/
I will say that I had never seen the shots from his appearance at the Lazarus premier five weeks before Bowie died. Contrary to what the show claims, from what I saw Bowie most definitely did NOT look healthy then. 3/
Even cheesier are the "recreations" with actors who don't even really look that much like Bowie. 4/
And then the ableism and nonsense about the family history of mental health issues in Bowie's family, with the implication that this might have contributed to his death? Geez. This stuff is worse than I had feared. 5/
As for all the nonsense about "confusing fantasy with reality," gee, you don't think that maybe, just maybe, Bowie's prodigious use of drugs in the 1970s had something to do about it? 6/
Bowie had been clean and sober for a long time before his it must have been mental illness plus drugs from 40+ years ago? WTF? 7/
"In the long term, cocaine is addictive"? No shit, Sherlock. Bowie himself famously used to joke that he was so coked up at the 1975 Grammys that he didn't even really remember it. That's part of what led him to move to Germany in the late 1970s to get clean. 8/
And Bowie's heart attack in Germany in 2004 while on tour might have contributed? This is some serious reaching. Here's a thought. Here's a thought. Maybe Bowie developed liver cancer (as ultimately reported) and ended up dying of it, given how nasty a disease it is. 9/
Anyway, I realize that ranting about stupid shows like #Autopsy on @ReelzChannel is a bit pointless. I just regret having let my fannishness about Bowie plus the sixth anniversary of his death/75th birthday suck me into watching this dreck. 10/10

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11 Jan
If you want to know the damage that a Nobel laureate who's gone full quack can do, look no further than this @WSJ op-ed by Luc Montagnier and and Jed Rubenfeld trotting out this nonsense about mandates. 1/
One wonders if @WSJopinion knew when it accepted this op-ed that Luc Montagnier is a thoroughly disgraced quack now. He'd gone full antivax, for instance, years before the pandemic. 2/…
Indeed, when Montagnier embraced The One Quackery To Rule Them All, homeopathy, a decade ago, I coined the term "Nobel disease," to describe Nobel laureates who became quacks, cranks, and pseudoscientists in their later years. 3/…
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I wonder if @brownstoneinst is aware that this article is parroting a longstanding antivaccine talking point going back to even earlier than the two decades since I've been writing about antivaxxers? 1/
Absent the reference to #COVID19 and #CovidVaccine, this article by Jared McBrady could be mistaken for any number of articles about the "horror" of vaccine mandates published on antivax blogs circa 2005. 2/
Likening vaccine mandates to slavery, Nazi persecution of Jews, Jim Crow, totalitarianism, and the Rwandan genocide, as McBrady does, is classic antivax. Absolutely classic! All that's lacking is for McBrady to liken vaccine mandates to rape. 3/
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Even the PART of the article about how we trust the science behind airplanes...😂🤦🏻‍♂️
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