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April Fool's Day 2012: Don't trust the media (seriously)

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/02/2012

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Tami Dennis

Today is April Fool's Day, also known as All Fool's Day and, unofficially perhaps, Don't Trust the Media Day. 

Yes, yes, that's every day in some circles. But on April Fool's Day, the warning has particular resonance. Because year after year, April Fool's Day proves that some people will believe anything if it's presented with a straight-enough face.

Take the BBC report on the bumper Swiss spaghetti harvest. The vanquishing of the spaghetti weevil made such a thing possible, the BBC reported in 1957. The video of spaghetti strands being pulled from trees was likely the clincher for many viewers; video must be believed.
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"April Fool's Day 2012: Don't trust the media (seriously)", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 21/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/april-fool-s-day-2012-don-t-trust-the-media-seriously-