So since it has been discovered all we have heard about is that the superstar Patriot quarterback is being accused of being dishonest for using deflated footballs because they are easier to grip and catch in order to win their way to the super bowl. In the article Mike Downey talks about this as well as questioning what about the former New England past catcher who has been charged with cold blooded murder and is about to stand trial for it and let’s not forget about the things that the football team members that have done that are so much worse than this possible infraction. Are we to praise these men for getting to the super bowl or scorn them for getting here by cheating their way to the almighty achievement? The author Mike Downey continues to talk about the amounts of money that several teams and members of teams have been fined over the years for the behaviors that have been deemed unacceptable ranging from 20,000 upwards to 500,000 but that never seems cease the behaviors they just seem to continue on with the hopes of not getting caught. In the end he proclaims why they can’t just play football.
Thus leaving American’s to become conspirious about the truths of war and ethics in the Federal Government. In my opinion the arguments made against the government’s way they misled the public were true and interesting. The government having not told Tillman’s family the truth up front I believe was a cowardly thing to do. The way the Bush administration portrayed him out to be a hero, in which I believe he was, he shouldn’t have been made out to be more heroic than any one of his fellow soldiers. Just because Tillman was a NFL football player shouldn’t have given him any more starlight than other soldier who also gave up their lives to fight for this country.
He also states that “red light cameras serve no purpose other than extorting more revenue from citizens — at the cost of their safety.” In Billo's letter, he says he refuses to spend money in Knoxville whenever he's there in reaction to his ticket because, as he sees it, he "wasn’t really breaking the law." The exigence for this blog post is that Billo feels he was unjustly charged by a red light camera. He calls them ”predatory” and says that they “have become a part of money-hungry jurisdictions.” Billo described himself as a good, family man, who enjoys visiting his godchildren in Knoxville, but
In his narrative, Goldberg begins by explaining his current situation of exile from media coverage despite his 28 years of service. He claims that the media is much like the mafia, especially in the sense that you’re supposed to keep your mouth shut about ‘dirty family business.’ Next he remarks about the two main types of people within the media circle: those, like Andrew Heyward, whom know about the liberal bias but do nothing about it, and those, like Dan Rather, who are in complete denial of it. After commenting on his ill situation and making a point about how much trouble he has gotten himself into by writing about an observation he made, he then continued his story by analyzing what makes the media liberally biased. According to Goldberg, neither a right-wing nut nor a
Because of his position rather than his brother’s, he experiences jealousy and is a victim of favoritism. His brother is a veteran, and to his father this means a lot. This meant that Frank could get away with everything while Wes was scolded. Wes reveals this jealousy when he says, “I wonder if he was supposed to stay at the hospital.”(p.36) When Wes
While I agree that the media uses scare tactics to alarm the public and grab more ratings, his claim that 99% of testicular shrinkage returns to previous size after discontinuation of steroids is more irresponsible. When an athlete asks me if his “balls will grow back,” I’m honest. I say I don’t know. There’s little to no reliable data. Steroid dealers probably give out more misinformation than the media.
The use of emotion was shown a lot through this man Derreck Davis, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, who was robbed at gun point and held this rage for many years. When the repeal came up to abolish death penalty, he made it clear that he was against it. As he observed his delegates arguing, “He realized, in his words, that ‘You can't make laws out of rage; you have to have a calm spirit’” (Jealous & Braveboy, p. 3). This quote appeals to pathos because this man appreciates the importance of making the right decisions concerning the law. This shows he cares more about what is right for the people then his own personal benefits.
Role Models “You can hate if you want to, you can hate me if you want to but I love me some me” for all of you non- ESPN junkies like myself or frequent Monday night football viewers the quote may mean nothing to you but the words of a self- centered and cocky individual and you know what… you’re right, but in the sports world this outburst is known as the epic rant Terrell Owens barked towards a former teams fan base during a bitter rivalry game against the Philadelphia Eagles. I know Terrell Owens may not seem like the prototypical role model like let’s say a Sonia Sotomayor who blew the sexiest and racial doors right off the hinges by not only becoming a part of a select few women to hold a U.S Supreme court seat but becoming the first
Introduction- Bowling for Columbine *Moore’s documentary is well known therefore it must have some impact on society and therefore altering my personal perspective. *Perspective> gun laws are bad in America however guns should be allowed if they’re for protection. *After watching BFC> anti gun and feel as though the media is very manipulative and that the government is part of the influence on the gun culture. (Techniques used to convey this are archival footage & music, interviews and voice-over) First paragraph: Context > American history; Oklahoma bombing, 9/11, civil war, Ku Klux Klan. Source of opposition to Columbine massacre: devil, video games, violent movies, heavy metal music and Marilyn Manson and
Jensen would probably have felt guilty if he killed Strunk as per their original pact, but not killing his friend made him feel guilty, too. Another example “This is why I keep writing war stories: He was a short, slender young man of about twenty.” While in this book, it's never wise to trust a statement as clear and as truthful as this one seems to be, we'll take it at its word for now. The guilt over killing the young man on the trail is what makes O'Brien write war stories. He gives the young man a history and a wife. He's trying to bring the young man back to life with stories.