"ABC's Food Lion Story Didn't Sully Journalism" - Michael A. Cooper - New York Times

"ABC's Food Lion Story Didn't Sully Journalism" - Michael A. Cooper - New York Times

by: Michael A. Cooper | publication date: January 31, 1997 | Publication: The New York Times | journal issue: 31 January 1997 |

Purporting to argue about harm, Mr. Starobin really sermonizes about taste. But Food Lion's reckless food-handling jeopardized lives. The jury's rash judgment in favor of Food Lion provides yet another shield from exposure to corporations that jeopardize public safety behind closed doors. That is worse than tacky.

Michael A. Cooper's letter to the editor of The New York Times in response to Paul Starobin's article on the expose of Food Lion. Starobin's original article can be found at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/542107/WHEN-INVESTIGATIVE-JOURNALISM-TURNS-SHODDY.html

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