The Not Fake News, as a general rule, tends to focus on events that fell out of the headlines too soon, or angles on stories that have plenty of merit but somehow get discarded by the major media. My reasoning behind this is simple: CNN has a zillion reporters, a massive staff, and a huge budget. I’ve got me, my internet Brain Trust of volunteers, and whatever spare change people kick into the pot to pay my web costs.
There’s no need for me to repeat work that CNN (more…)
Since their recent semi-acquisition by communications giant Univision, “The Onion” has begun putting out some surprisingly reasonable stuff in their Politics section. The present edition features a useful infographic entitled “How To Stay Politically Active After The Election”, and there’s another interesting piece on Justice Ginsburg’s plans for the winter break.
…OK; I admit it. My headline is a complete fabrication. I made it up. Much like The Onion did this.
This is how clickbait works: You see something that’s shocking; you say to yourself, “This can’t possibly be true!” And then you click on it, and someone makes money from their sponsors.
(News alert: I don’t actually have any sponsors. Too bad, too; I could use the money.) (more…)