The news about Lance Armstrong reminds me of a call in radio show I listened to in Lagos a few months ago. The show host, who was enamored with Armstrong, started the program by offering a few selective facts suggesting that Armstrong was not guilty of doping. She then had people call in and offer their opinions on Armstrong’s guilt or innocence. Because the situation hadn’t received that much media attention in Nigeria, the only information callers had was the information the host had provided. So for one hour people just called in, affirmed the host’s opinion, and repeated facts she had provided.
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