Sunday, October 15, 2017

News of a kind

At a time when 'fake news' is a much-discussed issue, it seems to me harder and harder to take a nuanced approach to the topic. The world's best restaurant is an accolade which inevitably grabs the headlines, but the verdict was not reached by any of the usual pundits, at the Guide Michelin, the Gault Millau or similar. 

It was the website TripAdvisor that awarded the prize to the pub after collecting millions of reviews and opinions from customers over the past year.

Not that I begrudge the Yorkshire restaurateurs their moment in the limelight, not for a moment. But the affair does serve to remind me to be vigilant about the source of any news story.   

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