Essential standard used to gauge the veracity of individuals' pronouncements, as famously wasted by journalist Robert Fisk and film-maker Michael Moore.
"Did you read Seymour Hersh's New Yorker article about the scale of torture and detention beyond the rule of law in the American military?"
"Yes, what a dipshit - that cock-knocking shit-for-brains pissed his credibility away when he did that book about the Kennedys."
"Of course, you're right. Hey, did you read that some guy with a website has posted a series of photographs proving that the International Red Cross is in league with Hezbollah?"
"Really? Why, those humanitarian bastards!"