According to Peter Beinart, for a year and a half Tenet and the CIA repeatedly tried to temper the Pentagon and the White House hyping of the Iraq threat (2003). Perhaps if Tenet hadn’t been so patient or friendly with the White House, his voice would have been heard and respected. Additionally, Tenet loyalty to the president and his administration caused him to lose the truth and his responsibility to have the truth heard. He became too involved in the politics of the day and helping the administration use intelligence to justify a decision already made rather than informing them with data to make an informed decision. Instead of having the courage to tell what should be told, he opted to tell the parties what they wanted to hear.
In George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters. He starts by using emotional appeal in his first sentence stating Al Qaeda as “enemies of freedom” to create a sense of injustice towards the audience, which manipulates them to support Bush’s contention and also trigger an emotional response. In his third paragraph, he uses a metaphor to describe Al Qaeda: “Al Qaeda is to terror what the mafia is to crime”. This automatically creates a negative image in the audience’s mind and furthermore, highlights Bush’s main point. Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view.
Nebojsa Sarkanovic Mr. Pletsch CLN-4UI December 21, 2012 The PATRIOT ACT: A Danger To Society “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever” (George Orwell, 1984). The United States of America is place outsiders look at as a land of freedom and opportunity; a safe haven for democracy and liberty. Unfortunately theses promises seem to be empty. In a country whose citizens demand both freedom and protection, the government has not been able to sufficiently meet its people’s needs. On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA.
On the other hand, I think that our government has the right to do everything in it’s power to ensure our safety, including spying on those in countries who have threatened our own. If the NSA could have taken a closer look or had more information about Hazmi and Midhar’s plan to travel to the United States, their trip would have never been successful. The NSA needs to focus their attention more to the other countries instead of basically wasting all of their time with U.S. citizens, and maybe slips like letting terrorist into our homeland wouldn’t happen. They are getting their systems blown up with information that is useless to them from Americans. If they didn’t have to spend the time to sort through all of America’s “evidence,” then they would probably be able to seek out and confirm the terroristic threats and evidence coming from outside of the
The citizens are told that he is the leader of the nation and the head of the Party. Orwell is focusing on the fact that we may someday live with cameras around every corner and “Big Brother” constantly looking over our shoulder. Americans will now too have their every utterance listened to by Big Brother in public through surveillance-capable street lights now being installed in major cities across the country which can record private conversations. Just as the citizens of Oceania could never be sure of their privacy, a deputy of Homeland Security Director told FOX News Charlotte, “you would never know” if Big Sis was watching (Watson, 2011). The system detects movement and if too much movement is detected, the police are notified.
He started to appear on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 1997 where Colbert took on the role of right wing republican news correspondent. Now with his own spin-off he patronizes and humiliates those he interviews with a conservative overtone to mask his obvious liberal views, but still keeps it a fun and playful environment where you can relax and laugh. Colbert uses sketch and improvisational comedy in an intimate
A lot is shown in this image. It’s obvious that the image is showing “Obama”, and his wife “Michele Obama”, but if you really analyze the picture, then you’ll see that Obama is taking the oath, but also showing that his words were changed around because he did endure in a slight case of stage fright as he messed his words up during his inauguration. As you look at Michele Obama, you’ll notice that she is reading a newspaper that says “Recession”, and “Middle East Fighting”, with a concerned facial expression. Every visual rhetoric image has an intended audience, and purpose. These images are created to attract a specific audience whether it is athletes, politicians, chefs, etc.
Michelle Obama: Legitimate Lady or Political Puppet In response to Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, The Onion, a comical online news organization, wrote a mocking representation of the speech accusing her performance as being a strategic method to get her husband re-elected. Though, on the surface, her speech appears to be a genuine talk to the American public, there is much evidence supporting The Onion’s accusations that The First Lady’s speech was merely a thoughtfully planned tactic to add warmth and relatability to their “political gamesmanship” (Good Evening). Michelle Obama was used as a tool to help her husband, President Barack Obama’s campaign through the use of deliberate strategies. She disguises her motives and persuades the audience with her heartfelt stories, her talk about her career as a mother and concerns about her family, and especially her persistent need to verify her husband’s abilities and devotion as President of the United States. Ultimately, The Onion’s representation is an entirely accurate take on Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech.
For instance, on April 20, 1992, President Bill Clinton was asked by the MTV generation to discuss his underwear, which turned out to be briefs, on a nationwide broadcast (Hart and Triece). Why would a man of such high standards burden himself this way? The answer is simple; in this modern world, things of such importance and immaturity seem to engage the public, which shows what drastic measures a president is willing to go to keep his people interested. Even though President Clinton might have made a fool out of himself on national television, not all the blame should be put on his shoulders. In this present time many of the standards for people have changed, and this includes presidents.
In Dan Wasserman’s cartoon that appeared in an issue of the Boston Globe in July of 2011, Obama is attempting to make things better, or “avoid default” while a Republican who is far away “misinterprets” what he says and states his feelings of everything being Obama’s fault. The cartoon portrays the use of symbolism, exaggeration, humor and caricature to convey the message of republicans blaming Obama for everything even when he tries to do right; Republicans don’t “hear” or listen to Obama. The cartoon most likely would create laughter from an audience due to the fact that there is no denying that this is true, but the facts were shown in a humorous way. The large crack in the ground as a way of showing everything falling apart demonstrates Wasserman’s use of symbolism because the crack represents America. The crack could also be a representation of how split republicans and Democrats are on their views.