Peter Beinart, in his article, America’s Most Prominent Anti-Muslim Activist I Welcome at the White House, talks about the positions Brigitte Gabrielle takes regarding Islam and her relationship with the members of the new administration. Brigitte is originally a Maronite Lebanese, anti-Islamic activist. The background of the activist seems to be very important for Beinart to explain her opposition to Islam. He seems to criticize her position because it is supported by a historical personal biased background. This criticism is obvious by using the terms “distorts” and “bigotry”.
Another place Zinser uses emotional appeal is when he wrote, “Journalist, like Tom Fenton have blamed the media for failing to anticipate the pre-9/11 threat posed by terrorism” (Graff 364). By saying that the media is at fault for not anticipating the pre-9/11 threat he, Tom Fenton, believes that the media should be taken very seriously and are “in charge” of picking up clues from the people and places they are reporting on. Since Zinser uses this he is using Tom Fenton’s emotions on the subject to get the reader’s attention. This article used ethical appeal, logical appeal, and emotional appeal to grab the audience’s attention. As a whole, logical appeal was used predominantly, and emotional appeal used .
A bias that I have developed so far in this class is that it made me cynical. I have developed this through readings in which people have used their discourse to manipulate others. A big factor in this bias is the book Holy Terrors, in which Osama bin Laden and George Bush are using discourse to manipulate the people of their countries to join in their political agenda, even if they are in the wrong. Bush telling the media that they could only broadcast certain clips of Osama, so that people would not feel as though he is just another leader trying to do good for his people. Bush wanted us to feel like Osama was evil and this played a big role on my cynical views.
The article, “The Antifederalists Were Right”, Mises Daily, September 27, 2006 by Gary Galles examines Anti-Federalists’ predictions and if we don’t limit of the federal government it will lead to corruption of power. The Anti-Federalist believed that ratifying the U.S Constitution will create an overbearing central government. Even though the Anti-Federalist lost the debate and was overlooked, their predictions about the result of the Constitution turned out the be true. The Anti-Federalist suggested the Bill of Rights to let the people have rights, however the Constitution was too vague which leads to abuse of power. Some of the vague laws are the “general welfare” which lead to the override limits on delegated federal powers and creating
He helped Nixon’s presidential campaign by capitalizing on the “backlash” against cultural and racial disorder. Agnew accused the society of being reckless and inexperienced for using tantrums and yelling matches as a form of protest in the radical movement. Agnew claimed that “America today is drifting toward Plato’s classic definition of a degenerating democracy… a democracy that permits the voice of the mob to dominate the affairs of government (S&L 79). To be a Platonic democracy is to be consumed with unnecessary desires. Agnew used this metaphor to emphasize how the government (particularly in the Kennedy and Johnson administration) has adopted new unnecessary programs of liberalism.
Kathleen Parker’s article entitled “Tea Party has Steeped too Long for the Nation’s Good” is a admonishment of the Tea-Party for their failure (specifically through John Boehner) to raise the debt-ceiling. Parker’s motive behind this article is to convince the public of the kind of poltical dangers the Tea-Party presents and of the need to oust it from government. To do this, Parker employs blistering, cynical, admonitory tone behind her rhetoric, complaining of the Tea-Party’s hubris and incompetence, in general. But while the technical failings of the Tea-Party are clear in Parker’s opinion piece, what is more apparent are the character flaws of the party, itself. A further analysis of contents to this article will make this point clearer.
Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.” To begin, Mac Donald notes one of the many shortcomings of the Obama administration, of which she addresses frequently throughout the book. She criticizes the acknowledgements of police racism and the bias in the criminal justice system made by President Barack Obama on national television, stating “In doing so, he
http:// project2engl1200.blogspot.com/2013/04/annotated-bibliography.html This article is about the dangers of being able to purchase military assault style weapons in the legal market. It includes an interview with Tom Diaz who is a policy analyst for the Violence Policy Center. He tells us that weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre were originally created for military use only. I used the information in this article for one of my sources that argued how the option to purchase these assault style weapons should be illegal. This source is extremely reliable because it was posted right after the Newtown shooting and because it is published on NPR’s website.
Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/features/prevent-bullying/index.html The Centers for Disease Control is a reliable source to me for a few reasons. They are a government agency that works to educate Americans on health issues that arise in the country. I was surprised that cyberbullying was considered a health issue on their website, but I did find useful information on statistics about the subject. The site is unbiased and does not have an agenda. I feel like their purpose is to inform the public; Therefore, they are a good source to use.
For this paper, my research 's main focus will be on Immigration Policies, like ICE raids. I will investigate and analyze how ICE raids affected and still affect Latinx/Chicanx communities. On top of the negative impacts it causes, I will be looking into the history of how ICE was formed and how it is an oppressive system that is known to target mainly undocumented Latinxs. Although ICE was “founded” in 2003, I will be including history of alternative methods the country used before ICE was established. The most deportations occurred under Obama 's presidential term and given the new administration, that is upfront and clear about being anti-immigrant and anti-Mexican, communities have no idea what to expect.
Friedersdorf was prompted to argue the case against drones when he found himself perplexed by the question of morals behind it and also understanding the “secrecy” of its use by the U.S. government. Friedersdorf references the controversial use of drone strikes in places such as Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in order to remind that audience of the government’s “abuse” of the drones and makes an emotion appeal to the innocent civilian lives they claimed (The Atlantic). Throughout his published speech, Friedersdorf uses an informal tone when addressing the audience. The tone of the piece begins light-hearted and relatable to the audience with Friedersdorf making conversational, sarcastic comments regarding the dark aspects of drone warfare to gain their attention and give his argument momentum. However, when the tone shifts to a serious note it is to redirect the focus of the audience to his argument against the immoral use of drones.
Homegrown Terror is violent acts committed by citizens or residents of a state against their own people or property within that state without foreign influence in an effort to instill fear on a population or government as a tactic designed to advance political, religious, or ideological objectives. This topic has been one of the most talked about in the presidential race. The politicians in the running, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are often given the question about their solution with homegrown terrorism. All of their solutions that were mentioned on both sides, were both very interesting. But at the end, one of the solution, that Clinton made and it really stood out the most.
Governments seek to persuade populaces of the justness of their cause as well as hide the horrors and failures of the front line. Misinformation and disinformation are widely used to distract people from the truth and create new realities. Propaganda is everywhere. In today’s America for example, the propagandists tell people that voter fraud is a serious problem, or that Mexican immigrants are rapists, or that
Ellsberg wanted the public to know about his opinion that the federal government 's involvement was a sinister and needless war, so he offered the information of the reports to the New York Times. This case highlighted the First Amendment condemning any limit on free speech. However, during the case proceeding, the Court had dissents for deciding when the government may restrict the First Amendment. The case spread the fact that
The ordinary course of this newspaper hath veered off course I’m afraid, in response to the libel and slander many a people hath spread about me I am here to defend my good name! I am Mary Wollstonecraft and I shan’t sit here idle while those who would love to tarnish my good name get away! But what you have gotten right with your shameful sewing circle gossip-talks is that I did write a piece about the president that did have words that would be considered sedition. But what you misconstrued was your contention that I was trying to incite rebellious nature or spread vicious hate against our commander in chief in part as well the government, when in reality that’s furthest from the truth. My whole mission in writing was to point out that