'The Most Important Thing, And It's Almost A Secret'

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Exercise 1: On October 1, 2015, Nicholas Kristof wrote an op-ed titled “The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret” in The New York Times. Kristof starts his article is about how journalists report the news, he claims that journalists are biased and “We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off (Kristof 2015)”. Then he leads into is thesis, journalists do not cover what he considers the most important thing happing in the world today, the decline in poverty, illiteracy, and disease. He goes on to write about how Americans are uninformed of the major decrease in extreme poverty, the increase in education of children in third world countries, and the significant drop in the number of children dying under the age of five (Kristof

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