TRC #510: Alex Jones & Free Speech + Winnie The Pooh China Ban? + Kombucha Health Claims

This week, Darren asks if there’s really a conspiracy to keep a conspiracy theorist from his right to free speech in light of the recent Alex Jones ban. Next up, Adam investigates whether China blacklisted the new “Christopher Robin” film in retaliation over internet memes comparing Chinese President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh. Cristina rounds out the show by raining on your Kombucha parade.

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Alex Jones & Free Speech


The Hill


Winnie The Pooh China Ban?

China bans Winnie the Pooh film after comparisons to President Xi – World news – The Guardian

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ Won’t Get China Release Amid Pooh Crackdown (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

China Film: Quota? What Quota? – China Law Blog

How many films are released each year? – Stephen Follows

Kombucha Health Claims

The Conversation: What is kombucha and how do the health claims stack up

Science-based Medicine

ScienceDirect: The Kombucha consortia of yeasts and bacteria

A Review on Kombucha Tea—Microbiology, Composition, Fermentation, Beneficial Effects, Toxicity, and Tea Fungus

NCBI: Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics- a review

NCBI: A case of Kombucha tea toxicity

Wiki: Kombucha


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1 Response to TRC #510: Alex Jones & Free Speech + Winnie The Pooh China Ban? + Kombucha Health Claims

  1. Great job as usual Checkers, but apparently I missed a key point about Info Wars (I usually listen as I bicycle down the Arizona Canal so I can’t always backtrack):

    You highlighted the fact that 3 (?) outlets bounced Alex Jones practically overnight at the same time…but how is it that it was almost simultaneous? That seems to be a key question since it’s not like he all of a sudden said something crazier than he had been for years, right? Were the outlets (I hate to use the term, but it fits) colluding? Or did one outlet bar him and the others took note and followed suit, without necessarily discussing it?

    Regards, Jim (vee-deffer)

    As I recall, you raised the question but didn’t give an answer or opinion on this.

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