“Campaign finance laws were enacted. Ford's Rockefeller Commission, which conducted a limited review of domestic CIA operations, was overtaken by the much more aggressive Church Committee and other post-Watergate Congressional investigation”(Watergate). All the reforms were good for the country but there is still a sense of lack of faith or no faith in the government. (PBS). One positive about the Watergate scandal is that the government showed that even when a president does the impossible like a Saturday Night Massacre when he fired everyone that was important to the trial, that he is still going to get caught.
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004. In a society notorious for its oblivious politicians, questionable educational system, and money hungry big corporations, this senseless quote made by the forty-third president of the United States George W. Bush, is only one of the many incidents validating Moore’s claim that we as Americans lack sufficient articulation and education. If there could be a spokesperson for criticizing American politicians, the educational system, globalization, large corporations, the war in Iraq, and many other debatable issues, American author of “Idiot Nation”, Michael Moore would be the ideal candidate.
In the seventh and final event, Schweikart tells of biased news coverage towards the 2008 election. He claims that this unfair new coverage swayed the election to Barack Obama’s favor. The book itself is written very well. The events are in chronological order and all the chapters have a very nice flow.
For example, during Bush’s run for Texas’ governor against Governor Ann Richards, Rove attacked Governor Ann Richards’ “[tolerance, which] appealed to many constituencies [and] claimed her as an advocate for the homosexuals' agenda” (Karl Rove: The). Wayne Slater describes Karl Rove as “a unique figure in American political life” because of Karl Rove’s strategy of “looking at the strength of an opponent” which perfectly describes Rove as a political strategist. By using these negative campaigning techniques, he was essentially able to lure other political candidates into his trap. One such obvious catch was once again John Kerry’s case when they established him as a “flip flopper,” or a person who says one thing but does another, thus tying in the 527’s commercials leading to his decrease in popularity and any chances for a comeback later in the elections (Karl Rove: The). Rove’s use of “opposition research” is quite useful in his political campaigns, and attacking through 50 percent of paid media increases its effects (Karl Rove:
Rhetorical Analysis of John Kavanaugh “Amnesty Let us Be Vigilant and Charitable” In contemporary times, illegal immigration has been one of the most controversial issues talked about in news outlets. Since the late 1800’s, it has influenced our political, social, and economic beliefs and laws. Our country’s biggest challenge regarding illegal immigration is there are approximately “12 to 14 million undocumented aliens” (Kavanaugh 1) living in the United States, but the government has not decided whether we should deport or give amnesty to these individuals. For a variety of reasons, some people believe that we should send them back to their native country, and then come back legally to go through the process of becoming a naturalized citizen.
Truth is the media and pop culture keep people believing these theories by keeping it everywhere, it’s in books,news,magazines,movies and the televisions. The most controversial theory was a documentary written by David Von Kleisth. In this documentary he covered majority all of the popular theories about all four crashes and the details of the attack. This documentary also made non believers believe that maybe the government really could have been involved in the 9/11 conspiracy because of the knowledge they received but did not see as a prime concern. It was much more believable to people than the government going through so much distress to kill thousands of americans.
According to Aaron Blake’s article on The Washington Post, “Trump seems to have been torn between respect for Obama and a desire to accuse him…” The article states that back in the early 2000s, Trump has shown his respect many times towards the former U.S. president, but has also made wild claims about him. In January, 2008, Trump said, “I certainly think he is a very capable guy and a great speaker.” But it wasn’t until after President Trump was inaugurated, that he made even more outrageous accusations. I saw a tweet on President Trump’s twitter, and he claims that Obama wire tapped his phone, and said that it was something similar to the Nixon Watergate scandal.
The Effect Pornographic Material Has On the Internet The Reno vs. ACLU case in 1997 played a major rule in the American society as well as tried to approach the issue using the first amendment as well as the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The United States Supreme Court used nine Justices of the Court to reflect on the CDA and voted to strike down the anti-indecency provision within the act because it violated the first amendment, which is freedom of speech. Two Justices agreed to a limited extent and dissented the decision. This was the main major Supreme Court administering on the direction of materials circulated by means of the Internet.
Philadelphia, a film released in 1993 starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington was one of the first major films to cover controversial sexual health issues in the United States. After the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, the media feared to exploit the deadly disease and issues concerning sexuality and sexual health were continued to be viewed as taboo. The film aims to depict the current issues (in 1993) dealing with HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and homophobia discrimination and the lack of knowledge and prejudices that accompany those issues. Tom Hanks’s character, Andrew Beckett, is a young and driven attorney that made partner at a high-powered law firm. Beckett conceals his sexual orientation as a homosexual male and his HIV/AIDS status from
The Military is the armed forces of the country that protects its citizens and uses deadly weapons if necessary to ensure its safety. But what does it say when the people that protects it’s citizens strikes it’s own people, it’s victims left undefended and its perpetrator helped. Why is sexual assault in the military so prevalent and why is no one stopping it? On her paper “50 Facts About Sexual Assault in the US Military Chemaly (2013) stated many sexual assault that occurs in the military goes unreported with the Pentagon estimating 85% of sexual assault crimes goes unreported.
In this comic book, “Addicted to War” by Joel Andreas, the author wrote this comic book for one purpose and it’s to expose the truth as well as to inform the people of why the U.S loves to get involved with wars. In chapter 5 the author explains how war generates billions of monies to companies that contribute to war. For example, every time the government orders missile from the weapons manufactures those companies earns tons of money. War is just another scheme to make a profit and that’s why the U.S enjoys being at war.
Kohn uses rarely in her article “Don’t Click on Celebrity Nude Photos, ISIS Videos.” She uses it by saying “According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, in 2013, 78% of Americans had heard about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, 77% of Americans were aware of the debt ceiling fight in Congress, and 79% of Americans had heard about the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. But fully 94% of Americans were aware that ISIS killed James Foley.” (Kohn 180) This made me actually realize how powerful social media is. Social media always put out the bad and not the good but also they put out what people care about.
Was the Tea Party flagged by President Obama? Pop culture isn’t always entirely accurate when it comes to some of the news fit to print online. In the middle of all the celebrity gossip stories and over the top real crime reports, pranksters try to find ways to fit in news that isn’t really news at all. According to the Washington Post on Friday, the few crazy fake stories that have offered some serious outrageous news has been passed around thousands of times.
In the book 1984, by George Orwell, the Big Brother, aka the government, is oppresses the citizens of Oceania through spying on them, monitoring every second of their lives, and controlling them through threats and by using this surveillance. The illiberal government in this novel imposes what would be harsh violations of several of the rights Americans have such as their privacy, independence, and freedom. The citizens in the novel are strippe of their all individualism because of Big Brother’s negative influence in their lives. Big Brother justifies that spying on its citizens helps everyone as a group and is necessary for everyone. Today the NSA (National Security Agency) has a striking resemblance to Big Brother as both justify spying with “security” and the “benefit” of the people.
Swells from "The day after Thanksgiving" influenced the U.S. economy for quite a long while and scourged whatever remains of Ulysses S. Award 's residency as president. By the by, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk figured out how to get away from the catastrophe none the worn out. In spite of numerous claims of wrongdoing and an official examination by Congress, the two utilized their political associations and utilized a unit of lawyers to abstain from spending a solitary night in prison. Fisk even ducked out on his enormous misfortunes, asserting outsider intermediaries had made the exchanges without his insight. Gould might have demonstrated much luckier.