Friendship language and tone (2).docx - The language and tone of the news report \u201cOntario knew about Grassy Narrows mercury site for decades but kept

Friendship language and tone (2).docx - The language and...

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The language and tone of the news report “Ontario knew about Grassy Narrows mercury site for decades but kept it secret” are a successful drive to catch the attentions from the news readers. The news reporter of the article makes an effective attempt to retain angry language and desperate tone with cautious and reasons by listing the facts about mercury poison in Grassy Narrows. The author presents the data points in a disappointed tone with the supporting evidences such as reports and statements made by the mills and environmental consulting firm due to the nonfeasance from Ontario government. Although the readers can feel widely disparate tones by reading through the articles, they will never feel any emotional impacts for debating the facts that first nation communities are suffered from known mercury contamination but was neglect by province government officials. The words of Grassy Narrows activist and grandmother Judy Da Silva express so many feelings: “It shows how lowly we are, the Anishinabeg, to the government and corporations. Like we are not worth it to be alive. They knew about this poison and they did nothing. They didn’t even tell us. It is awful”
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