Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Assignment

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Bias, Rhetorical Devices and Argumentation Assignment Assignment 1- Week 1 The speaker, Charles foster kane, is bias in his speech. Bias in this situation is an opinion held about a person that is judgmental and prejudiced. Specifically, there are several examples of political bias in Kane’s speech. Kane refers to his campaign opponent as dishonest and evil. Kane suggests that his opponent has no regard to the working man and has committed criminal acts. Throughout the speech Kane attempts to throw this bias at his listeners in order to sway them into feeling the same prejudice against the opponent, Jim W. Gettys. Kane also uses fallacies in his speech. Or simply put: illogical argument. Some examples of this would be when Kane claims that Gettys responsible for the state’s economic problems. This is an example of scapegoating. With scapegoating kane is attempting to assign blame to his opponent for these issues in order to avoid direct attention to himself. Kane also uses a fallacy known as scare tactics. He uses the fear that no one will watch out for the protection of the working call if Gettys remains in office. He is scaring his audience in order for them to fell a certain way.
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2010 for the course ACCT 230 taught by Professor Klo during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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