A Rhetorical Analysis Of Media Biases

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News is how we learn about what is happening around us. In our communities, in our country, and throughout the world. We rely on newspapers, radio, television, and online sources to give us the facts about the news. We expect to be informed of situations, and not swayed by the bias of those reporting this information. In a perfect world, we would be given the facts at face value, but unfortunately, the news we are given are heavily stained with biases and other manipulative techniques to sway our view point. In the readings we were presented in the modules of this course, the authors have made claims and used pathos in order to strike fear and anger in the audience. They present the argument and evidence of one side, using interviews from those who share their point of view, and use powerful rhetoric to invoke emotion in the reader for their particular claim. There is no evidence for the other side, no points…show more content…
“Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior… (Though) short-term studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidality with antidepressants compared with placebo in adults beyond 24 years of age” (“Escitalopram…”). This would have been a great addition to the piece on Jones because it contributes many factors to the authors claim. Through this statement, it acknowledges the fact that antidepressants can contribute to thoughts of suicide, but because Jones was 37 year old, this side effect would have little to no effect on her. This thus helps rule out misconduct on her part and confirmed the possible suspicion that her unknown cause of death could have been at her own

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