"Editorial Notebook; Revisiting the Food Lion Case" - Terry Tang - The New York Times

"Editorial Notebook; Revisiting the Food Lion Case" - Terry Tang - The New York Times

by: Terry Tang | publication date: February 17, 1997 | Publication: The New York Times |

"Is deception by a journalist ever justifiable? That was the question raised by ABC's solemn attempt at self-justification last Wednesday night. ''Primetime Live'' and a special 90-minute panel debate moderated by Ted Koppel focused on Food Lion v. ABC, the case in which a North Carolina jury awarded the Food Lion supermarket chain $5.5 million in punitive damages because ''Primetime Live'' producers lied to get jobs at the supermarkets to show bad food handling practices. . ."

The use of deception is questioned once again regarding ABC's Food Lion expose.

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