Here’s a reading comprehension test for readers of Salon, Jezebel, and Change.org. (I borrowed this idea from a comment.)
Reading Comprehension Test:
If I say all men have a natural urge to eat, and some men are cannibals, have I implied that all men are natural cannibals? Did I condone the practice of eating people?
[Note: Readers of The Huffington Post are exempted from the test because most have already passed it.]
Update: I’m adding two more questions.
If I say Dutch men are the tallest in the world, which of the following facts have I implied?
1. I’m a racist.
2. Every Dutch man is taller than every other man.
3. I have a low opinion of women because I didn’t even mention them.
4. None of the above
If I say I invented a robot that can be used to help feed babies, quadriplegics, and some mentally handicapped people, what else have I implied?
1. Quadriplegics are mentally handicapped.
2. Babies are quadriplegics
3. Mentally handicapped people are a bunch of babies
4. I’m a socialist
5. None of the above