Assignment 1.9 - Thomas Molineaux English 101-79 Assignment...

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Thomas Molineaux English 101-79 Assignment 1.9 Underhand dealings in politics have been a part of our political system almost since the creation of the nation. People are ambitious by nature and find that ‘the ends justify the means.’ Two New York Times authors, Jeremy Peters and Nicholas Confessore, expand upon this idea by delving into the heart of the debates currently occurring in Albany, New York. A proposal has been made that would remake the entire system that controls the conduct of public officials. The proposal would require public officials to disclose more about the outside income they receive and face harsher oversight by elected bodies to oversee them (Peters and Confessores). Many find that this is a huge improvement on a flawedd system, but the authors feel the changes do not go far enough. The opinion of the authors becomes increasingly obvious as the reader progresses through the article. The selection of quotes as well as the varying ways the authors discuss different people’s views gives the reader a sense of what else they are trying to give to the public other than an informative article. Peters and Confessore periodically quote from the governor and always puts him in a light that show him
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course SOCI 100 taught by Professor Mcgee during the Spring '10 term at East Carolina University .

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Assignment 1.9 - Thomas Molineaux English 101-79 Assignment...

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