I was recently asked an interesting question:
What affect the internet and social media have had on the debate over pit bulls.
…. And to be honest, it’s a complex question that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. Let’s rewind time beforethe wonderful world wide web became available to the average Joe.
Our source of news was the TV, the newspaper and magazine publications which didn’t offer up the opportunity to instantly debate, correct, comment or share as we do now. Articles could and would repeat misinformation always with the slanted and obviously hyped heading ready with the purpose of selling. One view, one sided and usually unchallenged.
In the old days…
Brian C. Anderson’s article written for City Journal in 1999 is a great example of just that. Headline screaming, “Scared of Pit Bulls? You Better Be!”, filled with the usual cry for a…
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