A Rhetorical Analysis Of Ethos

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One of the major rhetorical strategies scrutinized when analyzing an article is ethos. Ethos are the things that make the author seem credible or trustworthy. It will not always just tell you right in the text if the author is credible. Sometimes a small amount of research needs to be done, almost as if having a background check done. We know instantly that he is a commentator for the New York Times. By staying on the New York Time’s web page it can be found that he has written many articles related to politics and culture in America. Also on the “Columnist Biography” page of the NY Times it is stated that he had started working for them in the year 2003, the same year he wrote “Love, Internet Style.” At this time, he had probably only written
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