Bogus News Story Of the Day
NPR Reporter Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator; Here’s What She Learned. The story is most likely true, although it reads like a naive reporter is being taken for a ride. But what makes the story bogus is the is the idea that “fake news” is a right wing thing exclusively. This is rich given how much public radio profited off of Mike Daisey. A more relevant example would be the huge traffic in fake hate crimes such as this.
In the News
Ideology & Human Development This is a long one and can be hard to follow. But it is a good overview of why communism was a disaster for Cuba from a left of center perspective. Shorter and not nearly as good perspective here (also left of center).
Not In The News But Should Be
Entertainment of the Day
China’s civil service exam: Can you answer these questions? I don’t think this is really news worthy, but it is kind of fun to see what is expected out of them. Looks a lot more like a straight up IQ test then anything comparable here.
But if that is not your thing, here is some modern rock combined with traditional Mongolian music for your entertainment.