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Re: Comment Invited - Anti-American Motivation

Posted by: Joe Beranek ( Cochise County, Arizona ) on June 20, 1997 at 19:32:39:

In Reply to: Comment Invited - McLibel Lessons - Business Article posted by Allan Toombs on May 24, 1997 at 14:15:24:

: Comments are invited on a short piece I have penned looking at the McLibel trial in terms of the business lessons that can be learned from it. Essentially this is an opinion piece but I welcome feedback.

Read your piece. It was decidedly slanted toward the left. I guess your intent, rather than give all the facts for people to decide for themselves, you would just give them your opinion.

Specifically, you mentioned the creation of the web site/public forum as being an example of what Greenpeace has achieved. Unfortunately, you forgot to mention that a goodly percentage of the messages contained in the Debating Room are pro-McDonalds. You should also mention that one of the driving motivators for this so-called movement is anti-Americanism.

You call this a "business" article. I would be interested in knowing what sort of business would seriously entertain your obvious anti- business article. (Perhaps I missed something.)

You asked for my opinion and here it is. You should be more objective. If you are writing an opinion piece, you should identify it as such, up front.

Thanks, however, for giving us the opportunity to read and comment on it.


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