(289~291) I agree with Johnson’s claim of, Sleeper Curve makes the viewers improve so they Liu 2 can and will want to watch more TV shows. However, watching TV have more factors that make you more stupid than make you smarter. This skill ends up letting people watch more and more TVs, which already is a bad thing, and they become more stupid. First of all, TV shows’ content also is a great factor of being smart which Johnson never talks about. In “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” when he talked about the show 24, he ignored the content of the show like the torture scenes, and go straight to the Sleeper Curve.
The use of political campaign through television has been around for quite a while. Broadcasting politics on television allows the elections to be more accessible to a larger amount of viewers. Although politics through media was meant to be positive, the true purpose of it was quickly overcome by a concern about image rather than the issues at hand. Television has allowed presidential candidates to not only win votes through ideas and addressing issues, but also through creating an image for themselves that would appeal to the public. Initially, the use of media to relay news was a good idea: Television has “restored” the nations “feeling of direct contact”, “the people have once more become the nation” (Source A).
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Rise of the Rest” In “The Rise of the Rest,” Fareed Zakaria moves his thesis about how America is not declining, but instead the rest of the world is rising, through his use of tone. His piece sounds highly optimistic because of the way he describes the state of the world. This tone on such a topic regarding the state of the US vs. the world is contrary to the sentiment held by most Americans; however Zakaria’s belief that the rest of the world is quickly catching up to American standards does not translate to America declining. Through his optimistic tone, Zakaria is able to convey the unpopular belief that America no longer being on top is a good thing. “In April, a new poll revealed that 81 percent of the American people believe that the country is on the ‘wrong track.’” (Zakaria 1).
This knowledge on newspapers allows us to question the sources reliability. The purpose of the source is to raise the likeability and increase the want for the Beveridge report to be put in place. Although source b doesn’t explicitly tackle the reaction of the people to the report it explains its vast benefits implying the positive reactions of the people. Again, you need to quote directly from the soruce. Both sources convey the reaction to the report to a certain extent but the reliability of both sources remains questionable.
Gilbert takes a psychological view on this and breaks down the ways we make errors in judgment. He says we typically assume that the odds of something are greater because they are easier to remember. Things that are memorable and easy to retrieve that stand out are things that aren’t common at all. We see news stories that follow subject matter that make headlines because they aren’t an everyday occurrence. This can be compared to playing the lotto in that we only hear about the winners so we do not calculate the millions of losers when we decide to play.
(Also featured in They Say, I Say) Johnson, in his New York Times article, makes the profound argument that watching modern television, which is far more cognitively stimulating than conventional television, can actually increase the viewer’s intelligence. One implication of Johnson’s treatment of modern television is the assumption that each television program is as cognitively stimulating as the few examples he brought up, however; while the television may be “cognitively stimulating” it does not in fact improve or heighten one’s intelligence. , his point that complex story lines, like those found in The Sopranos and Heroes stimulate the mind a bit is valid to a certain extent. This article can be used in an argument about gender and popular culture to be representative of a changing media that is trying to be cognitively stimulating. There is a quote on page 775 that can be used that discusses sex and the media that begins, “It may be drawn toward the sensational where content is concerned—sex does sell, after all.
Therefore, he who drinks Malibu Rum is also livelier than his fellow citizens. Solomon emphasizes that “the competitive nature of democratic societies breeds a desire for social distinction, a yearning to rise above the crowd” (526). Elitist ads turn products into indications of success; the product one purchases reflects his/her social status. In this case, Malibu Rum is the consumer’s ticket to social superiority. For Instance, “we Americans dream of rising above the crowd, of attaining a social summit beyond the reach of ordinary citizens” (Solomon 525).
But in order to promote overall play, Prince needs to focus on personalities and behavior rather than science and professional athletes. They need to keep up with what''s popular and target parents to reign in the junior market, and promote convenience to appeal to recreational players. In addition, Prince does a great job at advertising and distributing their product, but could use a better strategy in streamlining their information towards customers and globalizing their
In conclusion, as the usefulness of primaries decreases, the importance of the invisible primaries increases. This is because the invisible primaries is when a candidate fundraises and tries to gain as much favourable publicity attention as possible. This media attention will make a candidate more well-known and increase their chances of being
This essay will look to evaluate this statement and present a contrasting view through the analysis of the personal stereo and video recorder industries. It will present cases from both industries and present the argument that economic factors other than first-mover factors, namely factor endowments, innovation and cheap production capacity that lead to sustainable and long term competitive advantages. It will justify the stance taken by implementing certain theoretical frameworks and analysing how they affect the individual industries 3. Personal Stereo Industry: Proponents of NTT state that pioneering companies who are first-movers in any given industry are likely to gain significant competitive advantages. Through the case