If you’re a Flat Earther, then you’re an idiot beyond comprehension. Explain Antarctica being one land mass that you can see the entirety of by flying a plane high enough over, explain the sun not shining on all parts of the disc at once, explain the eccentric orbits of the planets and stars (which in the 4th century BCE, scientists had already figured out, in the context of a round earth!). Honestly, you can’t, you’re wrong, and should shut the hell up. That the BBC published this with only a very slight modicum of criticism is galling.
Why is it the media today has devolved to the point where being “fair and objective” means reporting both sides to the argument without pointing out how batshit crazy one side is? “Conservatives say the noon sky is a yet unnamed variety of plaid which is quite similar to the MacGregor tartan. Liberals disagree, pointing out that the picture they referenced shows a solid blue sky.” All you have to do is keep repeating the crazy stuff until one day it comes up in a debate framed as, “Some people say that your inability to describe the sky as plaid shows your liberal bias. What do you say to that?”
But of course we all know reality, like the media, has a well-known liberal bias. Some days I’m tempted to give up in the face of such a daunting task as to fend off the sheer stupidity that exists today.