The blind men and the elephant: truth, fake news and why journalism matters


Water fountain "Blindenbrunnen" at the Garden for the Blind, Rheinaue, Bonn, Germany ©️Michael Sondermann/ Bundesstadt Bonn During my weekly Chinese class, my teacher and I discussed a Chinese proverb called 瞎子摸象 (xiā zǐ mō xiàng). It literally translates as “blind man touching elephant” and encapsulates a well-known Asian folk tale of blind men [...]