Argument paper 2

Argument paper 2 - Analysis of Argument COMM 1313 Fall 2007...

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Analysis of Argument COMM 1313 Fall 2007 Injustice in the War on Drugs In the website Bloggingeheads.tv, two university professors debate about several topics in the area of crime, race, and law in regard to the Jena 6 controversy. Their debate covers much ground in the controversy but the topic of unjustness in the war on drugs is focused upon. Professor Paul Butler won the debate of this sub topic mainly due to the minor efforts on Professor Richard Ford’s part to refute his arguments while providing strong, well supported counter arguments. The overall purpose of this debate was to discuss the Jena 6 controversy but more importantly, the racial disparity in the criminal justice system. The reason is that though the majority of people in America may say racial discrimination is a thing of the past, the fact is that it is still around hiding in the background of many issues like that of Jena 6. The literal audiences of this debate are the people who watch these debates as well as debaters who participate in the debates on the website. While the target audience would be the professors, since they are debating against one another and those who are on the fence on this Jena 6 issue. The medium that is used is the internet specifically a webcam debate of roughly fifty minutes in duration. In terms of ethos in this debate both men are very credible with both having a lot
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