We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Any "news" that does not identify its sources immediately goes in the discard pile. That basically disqualifies everything printed in the New York Times and Washington Post, for a start. Also tossed out is anything that reports or relies upon a "poll" or a "study." Remember, more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.
Except of course most "disasters" "reported" squarely fall under fake news.
Especially the whole "climate catastrophe" idiocy, and the blaming of everything from heavy rainfall to lack of rainfall, from volcanoes to earthquakes on "climate change", "carbon", and conservatives.