Think “This is Like That”

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2- View the clip from Ethics in America that is discussed on pp. 229-230 in your text. The scene begins 31 minutes into the video and runs for 12 minutes. Answer the following questions:
The clip begins with Harvard Law School pro-fessor Charles Ogletree presenting the hypothetical to Peter Jennings. After clarifying the question that Ogletree has put to him, Jennings re?nes the ques-tion; he struggles with the ethical dilemma. At one point, about three minutes into the clip, Jennings pauses nearly 12 seconds to ponder what he would do. No experienced television personality would knowingly create that much “dead air time.” But, for Jennings, the problem is very high stakes. He infers that should he decide to warn the Americans about the ambush, the enemy will immediately kill him. Ogletree turns to Mike Wallace and presents the same problem. He too struggles. Unsure how to get a handle on the dilemma, Mike Wallace tries to use an analogy—he proposes that the ethics of the situ-ation in the combat zone are comparable to ethical standards that would apply to a similar situation in a U.S. city. If a reporter knew that a murder was about to be committed on the streets of an American city, then the reporter would be ethically bound to call the police or to try to warn the victim. “Now,” says Wal-lace, nervously moving his hands along the top of the table, “now . . . you take that and apply it to a war zone. And . . .” The video clip is a moving display of the challenges associated with reasoning through a novel high-stakes problem.
What analogy does Mike Wallace offer in this clip? Be sure to state the analogy clearly.
Do you believe Wallace’s analogy is a good analogy? Why or why not?
What decision do you believe you would make in a situation such as this? Why?

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