In “Plugged In, Tuned Out…” the author uses logos extensively in order to support the idea that young adults have decreased their amount of attention toward the news in comparison to past generations. The article use of logos is manly clear in the use of percentages and evidence provided by Nielsen/NetRating reports. The easiest way to draw audiences to a topic is providing shocking information to generate views. In this particular case the numbers presented are not shocking but reveal important trends that are taking place in current time. For example according to the paper in the 1950s 53 percent of Americans in their 20s read newspaper coverage of national politics, while today only about 30 percent watch any kind of news coverage and 24 percent don’t even care to watch at all.
He tries to appeal to the readers’ emotion whenever he can. He uses information that appeals to himself and other readers as opposed to Bruck’s essay. In contrast, in “No Death Penalty” written by Bruck, it seems that the majority of the essay was just quotes and cold hard facts that Bruck found before writing. He quotes Koch several times and tries to convince the reader that Koch’s information is incorrect. Overall, I am more convinced by Koch’s essay than Bruck’s essay just because it appeals to me on a more emotional level, and causes me to want to keep the death penalty.
This supported by Source B where it says “our days are spent with reading our papers”. People are so anxiety in knowing how their relatives doing, they wanted to know about the pure facts rather than people opinion toward the war. So as Alfred Harmsworth, the owner of Daily news, aimed to make money by maximizing sales. He tended to serve public with cooked news, which written in a simple heading and shorter paragraph that met the readers interest. As we could see in source B, during the black week, one of the news was “terrible reverse of British troops- loss of 2000”.
With watching the video, Alan was dreading the “employee’s evaluation from the very beginning, this was something he did not like doing. The case with Gretchen, he seemed to me to be in the attack mode. He was prejudging her as to why she was not turning the work out faster. As our text explains, “When we prejudge others’ communication, we sacrifice learning information and new perspectives that might enlarge our thinking (Van Styke, 1999). I believe Alan thought she was probably just being slack, in reality Gretchen was taking her time and getting the jobs done with high standards.
The author Jonathan Capehart in his articles “Invoking the 14th to avoid default on the 17th”, “Money didn’t buy votes in NYC mayors primaries”, “Speaker Boehner’s ‘X date’ with default” , “Blacks bring it home for Bill de Blasio” all of the articles he uses strategies which are Pathos; Visuals , Ethos; Speaker Ethos and finally he uses Logos; Analysis. All of Jonathan Capehart articles are about political. In the articles he shows he is curious as his emotion. In the articles by Jonathan Capehart he shows Pathos; Visuals by stating on the article “Money didn’t buy votes in NYC mayors primaries”, “spent the most per vote of any candidate of any candidate of either party.” Jonathan shows he is curious as his emotion because in the article he talks about how he is saying or stating that money doesn’t buy votes. He shows another Pathos; Visuals in the article “Speaker Boehner’s ‘X date’ with default” when he states “As the chart shows, the Treasury will have to pay nearly $60 billion to Social Security beneficiaries.” Jonathan Capehart shows he’s curious in this article because he states how Lew didn’t saying anything to Obama about the money problems they were having.
Martin Wattenberg first addresses the average age of people that read newspapers. The amount of young people reading is declining worldwide. Wattenberg continues by discussing the fact that nothing is replacing politics being in newspapers. He claims that watching a news show such as CNN would be like skimming through a newspaper, not thoroughly reading it. News does not give the research that goes into debates and arguments about things being voted on like newspapers do.
I believe he uses them both as a boost to relate his message to the audience. The title of the article is the Falling Man however, Junod insists on using the term “jumped (69)” throughout the entire article. When I hear the word fallen, I automatically develop this sympathy towards the victim. On the other hand, I were to hear the word jumped, then I probably would not have as much sympathy because of the fact that there was a choice in the matter. When someone falls, it is an accident but, when someone jumps, it is because of their own will.
“Hollow Claims about Violence” Summary and Response “Hollow Claims about Violence”, is an opinion-editorial article written by Richard Rhodes. In his editorial Rhodes argues that mock violence in America and the developed behavior in children are not due to the entertainment/media industry, rather is created by abuse, neglect and violence in the home. Rhodes writes, “In fact, no direct, casual link between exposure to mock violence in the media and subsequent violent behavior has ever been demonstrated, and the few claims of modest correlation have been contradicted by other findings, sometimes same studies” (Rhodes 325). Rhodes then uses research to back up his findings, history has shown us an improvement in violent behavior because of “courts of law—and to shift away from brutal physical punishment in child-rearing ( a practice that still appears as a common factor in the background of violent criminals today)” (325). He then talks about laboratory studies on televised violence and finds research points to more aggressive behavior in children.
Danial doesn’t directly state what his argument is but as you start and end the readings you know what he talking about. He first starts in his thesis explaining about how money has a great toll on American society. After that he explains into more detail that there are consequences where you lose your citizenship. As the readings go on Danial says that America used to be based solely on its citizens and not based on money or the government. To me, his paper was organized well and his conclusion topped his paper off too.
At several points in the story, he all but addresses us directly, imploring us, for example, to notice how bad Aylmer looks in comparison even to an animal like Aminadab. The narrator can also be characterized as a moralist who condescends to his readers. Rather than trusting us to figure out the symbolism of the birthmark, for example, or allowing us to draw our own conclusions about the soundness of Aylmer’s experiment, the narrator rushes to explain every metaphor and symbol as if we might miss his point. The strong narrative voice of “The Birthmark” epitomizes a key difference between modern American short stories and nineteenth-century American short stories. Modern stories are often told in an objective, distant, even ironic voice, whereas nineteenth-century stories were usually told by passionate narrators who infused their own strong opinions.