There once was an intrepid journalist named Dorothy Kilgallen, and when she died under mysterious circumstances in 1965, many believed she took the answer to one of the world's greatest mysteries with her. The perceived mystery? Who was truly behind the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
Let’s wax philosophical and discuss the meaning and usage of the word indisputable. According to online dictionaries, it means to be beyond dispute, beyond doubt, beyond questions of truth and validity, and so on. Therefore, if something is indisputable, then it or assertions about it are factually correct and cannot be debated. However, as a person who rejects absolutes and thrives on healthy debate, I disagree with the concept that a state of unassailable truth is inherently within all statements of indisputability.
The issues of fake news and fact-checking are on my mind today. We are plagued by memes, articles, and other information sources that are laden with false messages, slanted news, and biased opinions on a daily basis. Instead of leveraging our high intelligence, we surrender to our need for affirmation and our desire to group with others under the umbrella of common belief even if the unifying belief is incorrect. Actual statements and events are increasingly presented in ways designed to appease or incense citizens from one end of the political spectrum to the other, yet beneath it all, buried under mountains of partisan manure, is truth.
The above is my justification for this article. This is a test, a dare, a challenge. It is truth wrapped in lies and twisted by slanted opinion. Your task, dear reader, is to tell me what is true, what is slant, and what is false within the following text. Use this to further refine your skills in separating truth from fiction and divining fact from opinion. In a nod to the classic Star Trek episode “I, Mudd,” I now declare that all you will read in this article from this point forward will be a lie, and that’s the truth.
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