If you can control the narrative, I tell my journalism students, you can control reality.
Repeat certain phrases long enough, use words and images well, and you have the ability to take advantage of the limited attention span of the average American, spinning a story that appeals to emotion rather than fact.
Fisher v. University of Texas is a prime example.
At the root of Fisher's story are two issues that trouble me every day as a college professor: a sense of entitlement and superficial understanding of any perspective outside one's own.
From the outset, we were told that this case was...