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Third Credit Paper - Katie Bakalarski Communication 100...

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Katie Bakalarski Communication 100 – Section 8 Bill Davidson/Noah Franken 15 April 2008 Bill Moyers’ Remarks at the National Conference for Media Reform discusses the reform movement that needs to be started in order to save the media from becoming a monopoly, or oligopoly, and the “free press” from becoming censored by what the government wants people to know. He uses different patterns of identification throughout the speech to appeal to his audience. His argument is strong, but he does not really focus on the backing for possible rebuttals for very long. Overall, Moyers created a very convincing speech at the National Conference for Media Reform. Moyers is a very charismatic speaker, and opens up his speech with a joke and a story following it. It immediately gets his audience interested in what he is saying, and, in an odd way, creates his credibility. Although he was already a credible source to be giving this speech, the ability to quote Ben Franklin and tell a funny reform movement story gives him even more credibility to gain trust from his audience. Throughout the speech, he utilizes other things to connect to his audience, by encouraging
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