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My goal wasn’t to try to make phony, gourmet Hot Pockets—people have done that before and that didn’t interest me.
WHY YOU SHOULD—OR SHOULDN’T—DIY DISCONTINUED HOT POCKETSPURBITA SAHAAUGUST 14, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Perry, the former governor, who met Ellzey years earlier when he was a pilot with no political connections, relentlessly campaigned for the candidate and got earned media attacking the ads as phony.
THE TRAILER: WHO SPONSORED THIS MESSAGE? WHY YOU'RE SEEING SO MANY ADS SO FAR FROM THE MIDTERMS.DAVID WEIGELJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Pennsylvania’s agency estimated that nearly 84% of its PUA claims were phony.
HOW UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD EXPLODED DURING THE PANDEMICBY CEZARY PODKULJULY 26, 2021PROPUBLICA
Then, using his phony passport, Fred had flown up to Vancouver, leaving James behind with no good options.
THE BALLAD OF THE CHOWCHILLA BUS KIDNAPPINGKALEB HORTONJULY 23, 2021VOX
As Amy strikes up an increasingly close relationship with Bilel, Profile becomes a portrait of the internet as a vehicle for forming both authentic and phony identities.
TRACING AN ISIS FIGHTER’S TERRIFYING SEDUCTION OF A FEMALE JOURNALISTNICK SCHAGERMAY 14, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
There have already been warnings from law enforcement about phony vaccination cards circulating, and at least one man was arrested recently for allegedly selling such bogus cards to those keen on pretending they’re innoculated.
I’M A PEDIATRICIAN AND CAN’T WAIT TO THROW OUT MY MASK. BUT HERE’S WHY I’M CONCERNED.DANIEL SUMMERSMAY 14, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Despite this, CarbonPlan and Propublica claim that the California forestry protocol showers projects with millions of “ghost credits” which equate to phony carbon reductions.
THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD CHALLENGES OUR CARBON CREDITS INVESTIGATIONS. WE RESPOND.BY LISA SONG, PROPUBLICA, AND JAMES TEMPLE, MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEWMAY 12, 2021PROPUBLICA
AI, has continued to spot ads promoting phony protections against the virus.
COVID-19 SCAM ADS DECLINE, BUT AI SYSTEMS RISK CATCHING LEGITIMATE VACCINE MESSAGES IN THEIR TRAPSKATE KAYEMAY 10, 2021DIGIDAY
Khvat, of course, had no trouble gathering phony evidence that Vavilov had “damaged the landing grounds in the Leningrad Military Region by sowing the airports with seeds containing weeds.”
THE BOTANIST WHO DEFIED STALIN - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYLEE ALAN DUGATKINAPRIL 21, 2021NAUTILUS
Instead we get phony sanctimony in anticipation of being victimized by charges of racism, which relieves any responsibility to engage such complexities.
J.D. VANCE’S SENATE HOPES REVEAL THE PROBLEM WITH PERFORMATIVE POPULISMGREG SARGENTMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO PHONY

  • artificial
  • dummy
  • ersatz
  • fake
  • false
  • fictitious
  • forged
  • fraudulent
  • imitation
  • not what it is cracked up to be
  • phony
  • pretended
  • pseudo
  • sham
  • simulated
  • spurious
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