Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation

Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation - What are some...

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What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech? How did the speaker address arguments and counter arguments? Were the speaker’s arguments effective? Explain your answer. This whole speech was full of political bias. The speech focuses on the evilness of Boss Jim W. Getty’s, and how Charles Foster Kane would make a better governor for the state. The speech talks about Boss Jim W. Getty’s’ dishonesty and villainy, and this speech refers to Boss Jim W. Getty’s’ term in office as a political machine, saying the political machine has “complete control of the government of this State”. All of these statements in the speech create political bias in it. Fallacies do exist within this speech. The first example of a fallacy is when the speaker states his purpose was “to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy” of the opponent, but the speaker never backs this statement up with examples of dishonesty or villainy. This is an example of the scare tactics fallacy. Portraying Boss Jim W. Getty’s as evil could
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course COM 150 taught by Professor Johannahvanatta during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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