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Name: Moh’d Fares Alsamarah Instructor : Paul Elliot Date: 14 th January, 2015 John Stewart’s debate on crossfire Reflection John Stewart started the show with “why do you have to do this?/ why do you argue?”, he believes that the show is hurting America, and pleads them to work for the people because they need politicians help and people are left out. John Stewart also exclaims “You should be doing theater instead of debate. You have a responsibility for the public discourse.” By pointing out the problems, John Stewart was able to direct a message to Carlson and Begala that their show is not doing the job it is supposed to do. He uses sarcasm very effectively to prove that point, for example his statement saying “I believe that in a democracy… I don’t know I’ve only lived in this country...” Such a statement might spark a few giggles, but has a very deep meaning behind it. Carlson and Begala were constantly trying to defend themselves from Stewart’s
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Unformatted text preview: all out attacks, but were failing to have an effective argument as their points were simply weak, like comparing their CNN political show to a Comedy show on Comedy Central. In my personal opinion, I believe that contemporary news media should give space for honest debate or clash of thought. Recently, all news stations are praising the person they are benefitting from (either financially or politically) rather than give truthful perspective of events. As a person living amidst political upheaval in the Middle East, you do see lots of badly reported news. A prime example of that would be how Al-Jazeera, a globally known middle-eastern news station, reports wrongful news of the Egyptian ex-president Mursi, and how his political party are trying regain control and put the current president on trial. Word count :280...
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