"In Greensboro: Damning Undercover Tactics as 'Fraud'" - Russ Baker - Columbia Journalism Review

"In Greensboro: Damning Undercover Tactics as 'Fraud'" - Russ Baker - Columbia Journalism Review

Can Reporters Lie About Who They Are? The Food Lion Jury Says No.

by: Russ Baker | publication date: March 1, 1997 | Publication: Columbia Journalism Review | volume: 35 | journal issue: 6 | pages: pp. 28-34

". . .It was not about the merits of ABC's 1992 PrimeTime Live report, which chronicled what appeared to be a range of stomach-turning food-handling practices in deli and meat departments of the grocery chain, based in Salisbury, North Carolina. Food Lion v. ABC was not a libel case. Although the 1,100-store chain has maintained that the report was false, it did not sue over the question of truth. . ."

Russ Baker goes in depth about the controversial Food Lion exposé.

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