Unfuck the News

Fabian A. Scherschel
Tech news, conservative politics and journalism critique
Created 06 Nov 2020
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  • You Give People a Tool and Then You're Shocked When They Use It?
    28 Jan 2021 • 4 min read
    The established financial press is currently a bit baffled. Something is happening to the GameStop stock and they're not sure if it should be allowed. TL;DR: Some very cocky and rich people were short...
  • Incompetent Journalists Are the Biggest Source of Misinformation
    20 Jan 2021 • 5 min read
    This is what reading the news feels like to me; on a daily basis. Last week, a story from The Washington Post was widely reported around the western world: Misinformation dropped dramatically the week...
  • A Sign of Things to Come
    15 Jan 2021 • 6 min read
    Emboldened by the retreat of Trump, the powers that be on the Democrat side of the political spectrum in the US are testing the waters for what will become an all-out assault on dissenting opinion onc...
  • Alea iacta est
    09 Jan 2021 • 5 min read
    When Julius Caesar crossed the river Rubicon at the head of his army in 49 BC, he irrevocably set events in motion that would change the cause of history forever. As he crossed, he is reported to have...
  • Silicon Valley Declares War
    07 Jan 2021 • 4 min read
    Donald Trump is bad. But the reaction he brings out in his enemies is much worse for society in the long run. After insurrectionist protesters took over the Capitol in Washington, DC yesterday, Twitte...
  • Despite the Bugs, Cyberpunk 2077 is the Game of the Year
    09 Dec 2020 • 9 min read
    I'm an adult who plays video games. That's why I like video games made for adults. And Cyberpunk 2077, the newest action RPG from CD Projekt Red (who brought you The Witcher 3) is definitely made for ...
  • Why I Worry about the Best Sci-Fi on Television
    25 Nov 2020 • 6 min read
    Promotional poster for season five of The Expanse (Graphic: Prime Video) In my opinion, The Expanse on Amazon Prime Video is the best sci-fi currently on television. Probably the second best TV series...
  • Another Twirl around the Stripper Pole
    22 Nov 2020 • 4 min read
    Große Freiheit in Hamburg’s red light district (Photo: Michael Kucharski) Sean Monahan writes in The Guardian about Substack, which Glenn Greenwald helped propel into the public eye. Greenwald, of all...
  • Make the Mac a Mac Again
    17 Nov 2020 • 3 min read
    Apple is all PR, which according to Edward Bernays is the same thing as propaganda, just applied in a different field (Image based on graphics by The Washington Post and a photo by Georgie Cobbs) Four...
  • COVID Apps Don't Work, So Why Don't We Concentrate on Things That Do?
    08 Nov 2020 • 3 min read
    The German COVID-19 app and a face mask (Photo: Markus Winkler) In a column for Germany's premier IT news site heise online, Linus Neumann comes to the conclusion that the current iteration of Germany...
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