What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

Today's essential newsletter. Logging the daily shock and awe in national politics. Read in moderation.
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What The Fuck Is This All About?

WTF Just Happened Today is today's essential newsletter, blog, and community chronicling the daily shock and awe in national politics. Read in moderation.

The goal is to capture the most important news coming out of the White House in a digestable form inspired by The Skimm, Techmeme, and tweetstorms. It's like the Wirecutter for politics.

I started this project because I was having trouble keeping up with the pace of news coming out of the White House from the Trump administration. It started as an Instapaper and Evernote notebook, which quickly became unwieldy as news events started to blur. So, I started logging the news on a day-by-day basis.

What was suppose to be a personal project – a challenge to log the daily shock and awe of the administration's first 100 days – has become my full-time job. See? Trump is creating jobs.

This is, strictly speaking, the news through my lens and not an act of professional journalism – nothing here is my original reporting. However, it is an act of journalism in and of itself: I'm making news-value decisions, crafting, and curating the content selection. You won't find "fair and balanced" objective coverage. This isn't a view from nowhere.

What you will find, however, is an independent voice, personal accountability, and a consideration for how the editorial choices I make impact others. If you're expecting Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush, or David Fahrenthold, sorry. It's also worth noting that I go through considerable effort to cite the original source of the news. I also try to make sure each recap is rich with a diversity of sources.

This project is open source and hosted as a public GitHub repository. Log new issues, comments, feedback here.


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-Matt Kiser
matt at whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday dot com