August 5, 2007
'How to bend the truth'
Christopher J. Alleva's article, Global Warming Propaganda Factory, reminded me of an interesting experience my daughter had recently.
My daughter, a student at LSU's Honors College, is a Mass Communications major in the Manship School of Journalism. While reading the course outline for one of her journalism classes, last semester, she was intrigued by the title of one of the lectures: "How To Bend The Truth." She, a very honorable sort, was flabbergasted to learn that, rather than being a cautionary lecture, it was, in fact, an encouraging tutorial (wink, wink).
The result is a heightened degree of skepticism, on my daughter's part, that covers all media bases including The Food Network.
Elizabeth Weber Levy