If we’ve learned two things from newspapers this year, it’s that 1) calling something “fake news” is targeted harassment and can place a journalist in mortal danger, and 2) you’re supposed to pay for print journalism, because it’s important to keep it alive.

Imagine: If there were no New York Times, you might never have learned about the scientist who studies sound communication in plants and was advised by an oak tree to pursue her studies.

“Do plants have something to say?” is the sort of hot take we’d expect from BuzzFeed, maybe.

But enough about Marianne Williamson.

Proof that “increasingly argue” proves nothing.


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