Politics

Election D(el)ay

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During this difficult time, there’s been a shining light at the end of the tunnel for many Americans, a one-shot last ditch effort to rescue the country from the clutches of a man who probably ran president in the first place because he gets off on seeing the orange tinted gleam of his skin reflected in TV cameras. And that shining beacon [...]
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Republicans not going to Florida for convention

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Donald Trump has cancelled the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, and there’s really only one explanation as to why. (No, it’s not that he’s worried about public health and safety in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak). It’s obviously because he doesn’t want to get pranked by Kpop fans again a la his last rally in Tulsa.    There have been many [...]
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The Elephant in the Room

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Trump’s most recent interview with Fox News has to be the weirdest TV to air during the pandemic. And that’s saying a lot. This is also the time period that brought viewers Tiger King, Too Hot to Handle, and that awkward scene in live American Idol at home where everyone thought Ryan Seacrest was having a stroke.    Trump did not almost [...]
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Society

Rush-in to Space Warfare 

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Russia is working on a secret space weapon that allegedly may be able to shoot down satellites. Because they didn’t do enough damage to the Western world when they hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails in 2016 resulting in the problematic and talked-about presidential election that Lin Manuel Miranda hasn’t written a hit song about.   Apparently, Russia has tested a weapon system that [...]
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Big tech under fire

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Amazon, Apple and Facebook are facing sharp criticism from law makers in the United States over their business practices. Among the concerns are Google’s stealing content from smaller firms, Apple’s extortionate App Store, Facebook’s acquisition of rivals like Instagram and Amazon’s behaving like a bloodthirsty drug dealer. So, nothing major then.    The most scathing attack came from Democratic Congressman Cicilline, who [...]
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Oh Deer

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All eyes are on financier Ben Goldsmith after he perpetrated an unspeakable crime. Although weirdly, Goldsmith’s crime isn’t of the white collar / insider trading variety, like most other financiers turned criminals who end up in country club-style prisons and then get Leonardo DiCaprio to portray them in the three hour long movie versions of their life.   No, Goldsmith’s crime is [...]
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Columns

Football’s new plastic fans

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While football fans across Europe scrambled to justify which Bundesliga team they had in fact always supported, and fans across the UK forced themselves to watch German football without chanting for the destruction of “10 German bombers in the air”, it seems that the restart of the South Korean K-League has caught us all off guard.    Similarly to games in the [...]
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Column: The Corona Coup

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The coronavirus pandemic is redefining the relationship between ordinary people and the state in a way unprecedented in recent times. In some countries the law is changing drastically without so much as a vote.   In the UK, the government passed a far-reaching emergency powers bill that has practically suspended liberty. One ‘libertarian’ MP was close to tears as he spoke on [...]
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The Prisoner of Downing Street

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You could have been forgiven for failing to believe your eyes when the BBC News update popped up on mobile phone screens around the world ‘PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street’.   Surely if it really is as simple as washing your hands for at least twenty seconds and not touching your face, then it [...]
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