News Digests

The Not Fake News Update: 08 July 2020

If watching the news gets you down, but you feel (rightly) ashamed of yourself for getting most of your information from Trevor Noah, Twitter, and Facebook, you’re in luck.  Here’s the latest guilt-free info dump from The Not Fake News, aimed to make you feel less stressed in these fraught times.

So sit back, relax, and let the guilt fade as you learn more about the world around you than any ten minutes of CNN could ever provide. (more…)

The Not Fake News Update: 03 July 2020

During these fraught times (Syn: anxious, disquieting, distressing, nerve-wracking, tense, unsettling) it’s easy to lose track.  Besides, sometimes it’s nice to just leave the television off and ignore the news.  It can get overwhelming out there.

So whether you missed things accidentally or were wisely saving up your spoons, here’s today’s update of the actual news (not fake!) with special focus on what’s getting missed by major media.

So.  Are you sitting comfortably?  …Good.  Let’s begin. (more…)

The Not Fake News Update: 29 June 2020

During these fraught times (n. freight; cargo {archaic}) it’s easy to lose track of major happenings in our country and the world around us.  Plus, sometimes it’s nice to just leave the television turned off and ignore the news.  It can get overwhelming.

So whether you just want to catch up on anything you might have missed or have instead gone out of your way to miss everything you could, here’s today’s update of the actual news (not fake!) with special focus on what’s getting missed by major media.

So.  Are you sitting comfortably?  …Good.  Let’s begin. (more…)

The Not Fake News Update: 24 June 2020

During these fraught times (and when were times last not fraught?!) it’s easy to lose track of major happenings in our country and the world around us.  Plus, sometimes it’s nice to just leave the television turned off and ignore the news.  It can get overwhelming.

So whether you just want to catch up on anything you might have missed or have instead gone out of your way to miss everything you could, here’s today’s update of the actual news (not fake!) with special focus on what’s getting missed by major media.

So.  Are you sitting comfortably? (more…)

The Not Fake News Update, 16 June 2020

During these fraught times (and when exactly are times not fraught?) it’s easy to lose track of major happenings in our country and the world around us.  Plus, sometimes it’s nice to just leave the television turned off and ignore the news.  It can get overwhelming.

So whether you just want to catch up on anything you might have missed or have instead gone out of your way to miss everything you could, here’s today’s update of the actual news — nothing fake — with special focus on what’s not being talked about by major media.  It’s only been a couple of days since our last update, but they’ve been busy ones. (more…)

The Not Fake News Update, 27 May 2020

Here’s what you might have missed while binge-streaming the Great British Baking Show — or, alternately, putting in 60 hours straight at your essential job:

– Riots in Minneapolis after video of a police officer suffocating a man during an obvious excessive force apprehension goes viral.  Four officers were fired and charges against them are considered likely, but protestors — including some few from the Chicago area — nevertheless paraded, then marched, then lectured, and finally got tear gassed after provoking police.  They wanted headlines; they got me.  Slow news day. (more…)

The Not Fake News Update, 05 May 2020

Welcome to the Update, and May the Schwartz have been with you!

Here’s some things you might have missed that have been happening while we were paying attention to other things:

– A random nut attacked the Cuban embassy in Washington the other day.  After trying (but failing) to light a graffitied Cuban flag on fire even with the help of gasoline, he (more…)