Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation

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Unformatted text preview: After listening to the audio and reading the script I found a number of Bias, Rhetorical devices, and Argumentation in the speech. The Bias I found in the beginning of the speech, the Campaigner shows Bias by denouncing Boss Jim W. Getty and showing favor of Charles Foster Kane. If I understand this correctly, this is Political bias. Citizen Kane shows bias by holding a negative opinion of Boss Jim W. Getty. Throughout the speech, Citizen Kane uses an Ad Hominem to attack Jim Getty rather than attacking an actual argument. He then goes on throughout the speech to continue attacking his opponent and demeaning his character. Citizen Kane uses the scapegoat fallacy to blame Jim Getty and his political machine for the problems of the people. I also believe that begging the question is used because Citizen Kane is promising to take action against Jim Getty’s misgivings against the people, and providing a conclusion to the problems by convincing the people to vote for him. It is saying, here is a resolution to conclusion to the problems by convincing the people to vote for him....
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