Forget the facts, let’s just have a discussion

This week, NPR proved what has long been suspected: People are more than willing to engage in a discussion about a story without actually knowing anything about what the details are in the story.

On Tuesday, NPR posted this story on its Facebook page.

And 34,309 people “liked” it. Hundreds commented as the discussion about reading was on…

Only there was no story, nor research, no details. It was an attempt by NPR to show that people are only too willing to engage on a news story, before knowing what the story is.