Unformatted text preview: representatives have much to gain from the oil industry. An example of this is the Arkansas Representative who is quoted. Immediately following his name and position, it is included that he is the owner of an oil company. Either the author is pulling a bad move and failing to support this opinion, or, more likely, he is being facetious and intentionally weakening the argument. I can’t decide how I feel about this strategy in writing. In some ways, it’s misleading and gives the wrong impression. In other ways, it’s almost a good idea. The author manages to throw in both arguments but still steer the reader towards his opinion. It’s a valid way of writing an opinion piece and yet never expressly stating one’s opinion. Granted, this isn’t an opinion piece and is actually a source of “fair and balanced” news....
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- Fall '08
- Logic, U.S. state, oil industry, Argue Climate Legislation