It Says Something about the Quality of our News Media

…that one of the best places to get really insightful and penetrating analyses of the news is Cracked. Here they are, expatiating on 5 Ways to Spot a BS Political Story in Under 10 Seconds and it’s deadly accurate, though NSFW for profanity.

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  • Andy, Bad Person

    Most of the Cracked stories you find are by David Wong. He is, by far, their best and most insightful writer.

  • Timbot2000

    Im also a fan of John Cheese, who being by far the oldest writer there, has a lot of life -perspective that makes is material very interesting. Christina H also can be wickedly funny, and Seanbaby creates material that is just insane, NSFW, but insane. :)

    • Andy, Bad Person

      I think Wong and Cheese are the same age. They were friends in high school (and the titular characters of John Dies at the End, the only actually scary book I’ve ever read. It’s also absurdly funny.

  • ivan_the_mad

    “The answer is that many (if not most) people don’t follow politics in order to find out who to vote for as part of their duty as citizens living in a democracy. They follow it purely as a form of entertainment. They’re like sports fans, rooting for their ‘team’ to win.”

    Exactly.

  • Nick R

    Excellent story, and it does rule out a huge majority of political articles on the internet as completely useless.