Robert Samuelson's Opinions

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Robert Samuelson regards his opinions very highly and lets them interfere with his message. Certain diction like “Exxon Mobil is to engage in political make-believe,” illustrates this concept. A common occurrence is presenting opinions as facts yet providing negligible support. In the article entitled, “Are We No. 1? It Depends,” which highlights America’s downfalls economically, socially, and politically, dearth of evidence to support his claims is prevalent. Being an audience member of Samuelson for four weeks, I approached this week’s article with caution because of previous bias. Past passages contained an unhealthy amount of bias, even for an op-ed piece, especially when discussing political issues, his main theme. Background information

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