Not necessarily the goddamn truth

In an article part lamenting and part supporting the bureaucracy that nowadays underpins Wikipedia, Lance Knoebel reminds us of the need to maintain our critical faculties while reading Wikipedia (and, for that matter, Encyclopedia Britannica).

Not to mention the Daily Mail, Daily Express, Sun, Times, Daily Telegraph and, yes, even The Grauniad (to mention but a few).

The reality is that we are surrounded by and bombarded by a plethora of opinion masquerading as information. One can take it at its face (entertainment) value, be seduced by it—or savour it critically and enjoy the prose over the content, or vice versa—as the mood dictates. The choice is ours.