I've subscribed to a site called Poynter, which deals with news issues. I commented on whether the BBC was right to join up phrases from Obama's inauguration speech in order to focus on his "green" pro-science credentials.

Writers' and Broadcasters' Responsibilities
It's got me thinking. It's an extraordinarily difficult area, and those of us who are in the business of communicating with others need constantly to monitor whether we are offering misleading information in our attempts to make our work readable or watchable.

Now that increasing numbers of people get information from the uncontrolled internet, I hope discussions like this will not start to seem academic.