Infotainment isn’t news

Alex Mell-Taylor
8 min readMay 15, 2019

Whatever you do, don’t get your news from comedians

I was recently watching WTF 101, which is CollegeHumor’s parody of The Magic School Bus. In every episode, Professor Foxtrot takes her students through space and time to see the horrors of history and the natural world. This episode was about torture, and in one scene, the professor was describing a peculiar torture method used by the Persians called Scaphism or “the…