Factual Dispatch

Read the noise, but know you've missed something? Factual Dispatch aims to plug those holes, connect those dots, and bring up annoying-but-correct points that help you understand what is actually going on out there.
Created 08 May 2019
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  • Afternoon Tea 9.16.21 - Melancholic Joy
    16 Sep 20211 day ago • 2 min read
    Wikipedia banned Chinese propagandists, Facebook served up ads for “abortion reversal,” Piers Morgan is joining Fox News, an ad agency astroturfed climate change conversations for energy companies aro...
  • Afternoon Tea 9.15.21 - Great Attrition
    15 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Americans are traveling to a uranium mine for radiation treatment, Charter schools find themselves men without a country, China is reshaping its economy in a half dozen ways, and they found a pterosau...
  • Afternoon Tea 9.14.21 - Productivity Dysphoria
    14 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Eyedropper tool in real life. Chinese agitprop is getting pretty intense, teaching cows to use a latrine, autonomous armed ground vehicles, digital “Dumbasses” exchange, you might have productivity dy...
  • Afternoon Tea 9.13.21 - Satanic-Tinged
    13 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Spooky Season has arrived! Eco-defenders are getting murdered, our blade missile is seeing action, conservative spies are pretending to be democratic activists, the right is paying for memes, and a Sp...
  • Afternoon Tea 9.9.21 - Day of Reckoning
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Germany requires influencers to disclose pay-for-play, firms can duck pollution tests with relative ease, Italy allows its citizens to grow cannabis, Manhattan’s rent pricing continues to K-shape, mos...
  • Afternoon Tea 9.8.21 - Avian Fools
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Mexico decriminalized abortion, Britney’s Dad signed off on giving up his conservatorship, NYPD gun crime “experts” were wrong (we were right), TikTok overtook YouTube for watch-time in the US & UK, y...
  • Afternoon Tea 9.7.21 - Pizza Dumpster Blob
    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    (Editor’s Note: With a hurricane, a deluge of toxicity, and some lovely new connections under our belt, we now return to our regularly scheduled programming, already in progress!) Insurrectionists are...
  • Easy Like Sunday Morning #2
    05 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Best Coast y’all (Editor’s Note: While we’re technically still off until Tuesday, September 7th, here’s the 2nd pilot of a different kind of newsletter from the Factual Dispatch or Afternoon Tea. Here...
  • Easy Like Sunday Morning #1
    29 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    (Editor’s Note: While we’re technically still off until Tuesday, September 7th, we wanted to pilot a different kind of newsletter from the single-narrative Factual Dispatch or the event-focused Aftern...
  • Afternoon Tea 8.16.21 - Unfortunate Son
    16 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold…” The last C-130 is out of Kabul, and with it all documentation of Trump’s peace deal with the Taliban on ...