The 11 Most Ridiculous Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

By July 22, 2014

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the stupendous Apollo 11 mission, which, yes, actually delivered two astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, to the surface of the Moon, let’s debunk the top 10 theories that claim to prove the landing was a hoax.

  • The over-arching conspiracy theory suggests that instead of going to the Moon, the U.S. government staged the entire thing right here on Earth.
  • None of this matters, of course, because conspiracy theorist will believe anything they want to believe irrespective of facts and objective reality.

Press Falsely Accuses White House Of Hypocrisy On Anonymous Sourcing


Critics like Politico’s Dylan Byers and The New York Times’ Peter Baker are accusing the White House of hypocrisy based on a completely fraudulent comparison that relies on an ignorance of the complexities of sourcing.

A Federal Appeals Court Just Dealt a Huge Setback To Obamacare


On Tuesday morning, a U.S. appeals court tossed out the IRS regulation that governs subsidies, dealing a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act.

Religious Nutjob Ken Ham Says We Should Scrap NASA Because Aliens are Going To Hell Anyway

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The search for intelligent life in the approximate vicinity of Ken Ham’s house continues.

Guess Who’s the Recipient of the Latest Grant Money from First Look Media?


Yes, Glenn Greenwald’s husband is the first recipient of the Press Freedom Litigation grant money.

It’s Never Okay to Use Death Photos to Score Political Points


If you can’t make your case in a convincing way without shocking your audience, you probably need to hunker down and work on your writing skills. If you can’t sufficiently explain why your cause is important, dead children shouldn’t be your fallback position.

Tony Dungy Has a Very Cowardly Reason Why He Wouldn’t Have Drafted Michael Sam


Despite his reputation as one of the NFL’s good guys, Tony Dungy again reveals his true anti-gay colors.

White House: Israel ‘Must Take Greater Steps’ To Protect Civilians


As the violence in Israel continues to escalate, the White House has carefully danced on a bed of the softest eggshells in urging restraint from both sides, and at Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest came as close as they’ve gotten to a denunciation of the killings of Palestinian civilians.

Attention Joe Scarborough: Reagan Stayed On Vacation Through a Lot More Than a Downed Airliner


Conservatives like Joe Scarborough who decry Obama’s decision to stick to his schedule should recall the time the Gipper rode horsies through the downing of a passenger jet, a Marine barracks bombing, and a hurricane.

Joe Biden Once Went Badass On Vladimir Putin In His Own Building


The thought of the Vice President telling Vladimir Putin this inches away from his face is both admirable and hilarious.

Fox News Anchors Still Can’t Read Charts


Fox News fanned the flames of resentment at President Obama’s fundraising schedule by showing a devastating chart on presidential fundraisers. Unfortunately, it was only devastating to Fox News’ chart-reading credentials.

Republicans Run Detroit Like a Corporation, Disaster Ensues

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Detroit doesn’t just have a budget crisis. It has a Republican crisis.

You Won’t Believe How Bill O’Reilly Wants to Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border


Bill O’Reilly suggested that it’d be a fantastic idea to build a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border — just like the Berlin Wall.

Surprise, Surprise: Greenwald Was Wrong About Why NBC Pulled an Egyptian-American Reporter Out of Gaza

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So, between Greenwald’s theory and the one that takes into account the way television news actually works and sometimes doesn’t work, which do you think wound up being correct?

Here’s How Women Can Get Some Respect From the Men On the Supreme Court


This just might be the only way women can get the Supreme Court to back off their reproductive rights.

Meet Fox News’ Latest Black-Blaming Hero: New Jersey Reporter Sean Bergin


Under the radar of the huge national and international news this week, acceptable levels of public racism got a boost from Fox News and their latest black people-demonizing hero, former NJ 12 reporter Sean Bergin.

UPDATE: NBC News Puts Egyptian-American Correspondent Back In Gaza

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Just days after abruptly pulling him out, NBC has announced that it’s sending correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to Gaza.

Google Explains The Mayday PAC, “The Super PAC To End All Super PACs”

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Larry Lessig’s Mayday PAC is claiming that it will end all Super PACs and win the battle over campaign finance reform for good. Google helps us explain how they’ll get there…

Ronald Reagan Is Dead, Let Him Be


Conservatives invoke the name of Ronald Reagan as if he were simply on sabbatical, out of the public eye on his ranch having deep thoughts on the future of America. President Reagan is dead. He died ten years ago and left the political scene in America almost a decade before that. Yet in the world… Read More