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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 cant decide how I feel about this strategy in writing. In some ways, its misleading and gives the wrong impression. In other ways, its almost a good idea. The author manages to throw in both arguments but still steer the reader towards his opinion. Its a valid way of writing an opinion piece and yet never expressly stating ones opinion. Granted, this isnt an opinion piece and is actually a source of fair and balanced news....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course GEOL 109 taught by Professor Surge during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08