"A teenager expecting a baby is a bad thing. Or so you would believe if you ever read the news. " is the first sentence taken from a piece of BBC news. Please see the following link for the whole article. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7595871.stm
What is the tone of this sentence?
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Last edited by sbby; 26-Oct-2012 at 04:42.
It's being persuasive. In the first sentence, you are establishing a fact. In the second sentence, you are luring in your audience to accept your first sentence as a fact.
About your second question, I would read "or so" the way you read it.