Is Skepdigger Really Rebecca Watson Herself?

Reliable sources say this exchange happened on Facebook yesterday:

Chris: “The problem in mostly withdrawing from organized skepticism is that I’m now less likely to be visible enough to get misrepresented by SkepDirt :(”

Dave: “LOL! Who’s doing that site? It’s hilarious.”

Chris: “Dave — probably Rebecca Watson. You know what a psychonaut she is.”

Derek Colanduno: “I did a search on that site. I guess I need to get more controversial!”

Rob: “Skepdirt kinda looks like a “Soap Opera Digest” for skeptic activity. Or am I misunderstanding?”

Chris: “Rob – I think it’s trying to be more of a parody site of Skepchick than an actual digest”

Derek Colanduno: “I wonder when folks will realize that some of these dumb as dirt things which too many of us skeptics get all undie-bunchy about are just so blazingly dumb that it enables this type of mockery?”

Is It True?

Could this reporter actually be Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter), skepticism’s Public Laughingstock Number Two (Number One being PZ Myers, of course)? Is SkepDirt really just a ruse to get Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter) more known throughout the skeptical world by subtly advertising her serious blog (Skepchick) and her other joke blogs? Is this very report an admission by Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter) that she is, in fact, this reporter, or is it a clever ruse by someone else to divert attention towards Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson on Twitter)?

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… Ahem.

Derek Colanduno, your last question is exactly right. And now that you have caught this reporter’s eye, SkepDirt will be sure to run a detailed exposé on you the next time you do something idiotic!

Thanks for talking about us, and keep reading SkepChick!

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One Response to Is Skepdigger Really Rebecca Watson Herself?

  1. Clarence Carter says:

    I resent the plagiarism above where you say ‘Clarence Carter Clarence Carter Clarence Carter Clarence Carter’ but then bait and switch your name in.

    Who do you think you’re fooling?

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