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Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show?
newsbusters.org ^ | September 7, 2009 | Dave Pierre

Posted on 09/07/2009 1:14:53 PM PDT by Publius804

Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show?

Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, has said, "Penn & Teller's Nazi-like assault on Catholicism that took place on August 27 will go down in history as one of the most vile, obscene programs ever aired in any nation." However, will the show also go down in history for airing the most number of lies, falsehoods, and misleading statements in a single half-hour show?

Not counting credits, the guilty episode runs less than 26 minutes. Here's a lie-by-lie list of the falsehoods that Penn Jillette and his guests aired in that time:

1. Before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, in 2001, issued a "confidential order to every bishop" and "ordered the cover-up" of sex abuse.

As canon lawyer Ed Peters wrote years ago, the Vatican published Ratzinger's document in its official journal when it was first issued. Catholic press reported on the document in early 2002. The Vatican also posted the document on its web site.

In other words, nothing was ever "confidential." Not ... even ... close. As far as Jillette's wild charges of a "cover-up," keep reading.

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1 posted on 09/07/2009 1:14:53 PM PDT by Publius804
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To: Salvation

Ping!


2 posted on 09/07/2009 1:21:46 PM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804
If Penn is the bulky guy, it figures.

He looks like the quintessential self-fellating atheist "intellectual", down to the pony tail.

Cheers!

3 posted on 09/07/2009 1:23:22 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Publius804

Jillette semed a whole lot more reasonable when he was on Beck a few weeks ago.

Maybe he’s a lapsed Catholic with a lot of pent-up resentment.

Anybody know?


4 posted on 09/07/2009 1:24:37 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Publius804

The show Bulls++t is phenomenally on target about 90% of the time, hilariously and shrewdly so. But when it’s off, and wrong, it’s REALLY wrong. REALLY REALLY wrong. Too bad about this, it sounds like Penn succumbed to the usual cheap target of Catholicism.


5 posted on 09/07/2009 1:26:37 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: supremedoctrine

The Catholics brought it upon themselves when they started that Vatican II crap.


6 posted on 09/07/2009 1:29:41 PM PDT by HIDEK6 (T.")
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To: Publius804

Teller is lying? I didn’t even know he could talk....

Now Jillette Penn, you can’t get him to shut up, and often, his mouth gets WAY out in front of his thought processes.


7 posted on 09/07/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: Publius804
From the web (Wickedpedophilia): "The duo's act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy."

Yep!

"Amalgam" meaning poisonous as in a mercury-containing alloy?

"Illusion" meaning "delusion" when modified by "amalgam"?

"Comedy" meaning a sick sense of humor like the Emperor's?

8 posted on 09/07/2009 1:33:14 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: HIDEK6

ditto that Vatican 2 was a big mistake...period.


9 posted on 09/07/2009 1:37:58 PM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Publius804

Anything that pisses off that clown Bill Donahue is OK with me. The Catholic Church needs a better spokesman. I’ll take penn Gillette over Donahue any day.


10 posted on 09/07/2009 1:41:22 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Publius804

Penn & Teller are still alive?


11 posted on 09/07/2009 1:52:41 PM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: Publius804

And the only reason it won is because the 0 has yet to give a speech less then 30 minutes long.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 1:55:22 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: Publius804
Penn Gillette religious view
13 posted on 09/07/2009 2:00:56 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest
“...omnipotent force that isn't bothered to help...”

The guarantees are in Heaven.

Until then what is HE doing to help?

Seems to me he helps himself by attacking others.

In his case he is therefor correct. There is no God.

14 posted on 09/07/2009 2:12:40 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (To meet decent people these days you have to create them.)
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To: Publius804

Glenn Beck has Penn Jillette on his TV program often.
A Libertarian WingNut


15 posted on 09/07/2009 2:52:33 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: grey_whiskers

Why is it that the Leftist “intellectuals” appear to be so stupid? Their social doctrine is right up there with the Klan.


16 posted on 09/08/2009 12:20:42 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Publius804

I saw a show they did on the myth of organic food. It would have been a good show, except it was laced with profanity, and they did a mockery of the last supper. At the end of this mockery, a woman took her top off and began dancing aroud. It’s obvious these guys are atheists and have no respect for religion.


17 posted on 09/08/2009 4:38:07 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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