Clare Boothe Luce's Speech At Womens National Press Club

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The speech given at Womens National Press Club in 1960 by Clare Boothe Luce was a strong argument by the statements made. She shows ethos and logical appeal to her audience by condemning her argument to her audience. Luce slows starts by setting up her audience where she goes on to criticize the tendency of the American press to give up journalist integrity. She also engages the fact to her audience that she is there to give her speech because the journalist invited her to speak. Luce is first very aware that by delivering her speech she is most likely to be criticized by her audience. Due to the fact that she has asked her audience for opinions, and their feelings toward the American press. Luce has still continued to speak the truth about journalist not being completely honest. She presents herself by saying, “Even at their invitation- does not generally point evoke and enthusiastic- no less a friendly response” (L. 13-14). Luce explains and wants to let her audience know that the feedback is not going to be positive because of all the criticism she is going to receive, and points out the problem that is going to build in her position.…show more content…
She goes on and compares herself to an American who is not truthful that, “A speaker who tried to fawn on it, butter it up, exaggerate its virtues, play down its faults, and see through any attempt to do so” (L. 21-24). Luce tries to convince her audience that the American press and journalist fail at their jobs by writing false information. Shes also engages what a good journalist is all about that “not only in matters of states, diplomacy, and politics but also that touches the public interest or engages proper public curiosity” (L.29-32). By Luce using logical appeal makes her audience most likely to accept the statements she's made or have a understanding of where she is coming from in her
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