Friday, April 01, 2005

The Daily April Fool: All the News That's Fit to Doubt

Today is the day we doubt what we read and what we hear on the news.

It would be better if we saved some of that skepticism for the rest of the year. We would have to process information more slowly. We would have to opinionate less often. We would have to care about fewer things because in that state of mind we would be responsible for working harder to "know" less. (Let's hope we would do enough work to remove those quotation marks.)

All this came to mind because of this headline:

Ms. Wheelchair loses crown after standing up

It seems to be true, but it always pays to wonder.

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