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Analysis Of The Article 'Some Of Us Can T Handle The Truth'

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I agree with Leonard Pitts Jr.'s viewpoint in his editorial titled, "Some Of Us Can't Handle the Truth" Pitts Jr. discusses how he believes that Americans prefer to be told a lie about something, rather than the actual truth. While his writing is very subjective, he does make some logical points in a composed manner. A perfect example of this is when Pitts Jr. brings up the statistic that 61% of Americans believe that crime is on the rise throughout the last 10 years. However, crime rates (per 100,000 people) hasn't been lower since 1970. The reason I think that it feels as if crime is rising every year is because of the high amounts of publicity that crime receives. Every night when I watch the 10 o'clock news with my parents or even if I
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