nicole is my hero

I was reading the news online today, and wanted to hear what’s happening with the Harvard plagiarizer. I clicked through to the first article listed. The article was titled “Kaavya Viswanathan Is a Literary Fraud, Says Nicole Richie“.

I couldn’t stop lauging. Especially when I read this part:

Ms. Ritchie, author of The Truth About Diamonds, said she hadn’t read Ms. Viswanathan’s book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life; nor had she read Ms. McCafferty’s books. In fact, said Ms. Ritchie, she hadn’t read much of anything before writing The Truth About Diamonds because she “always thought people who wrote books were supersmart, so I figured you had to be supersmart to read books, too; but now that I’ve written one, I know better.”

I’ll admit, it took me a minute to realize that the site was satirical (I’m slow, okay). And it took Andrew pointing out that google news does have a sarcasm detector before I noticed the little “(satire)” after the source’s name on the row under the article’s title. Boy, that’s so hard to miss! I don’t know what’s wrong with me!


Anyway, while I appreciate google aggregating any and all news sources, I *would* like it better if they could list the true things first so that quick clicking slow pokes like myself don’t get quite so confused…

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