"It's in this magazine Mr. G, so it has to be true!"Eventually, I started bringing one in as an example for my lesson. Then we spent some time classifying the newspaper as a good or bad source. Several of my teaching points are covered in this article.
I used to tell my students, "A dead rat dressed up in a pretty party dress is still a dead rat." I don't know if it was relevant saying or even if I am the original author. But it was (and still is) fun to say!
[Image: "Weekly World News." Wikipedia. 2007. Wikipedia. 19 Nov 2007