Unformatted text preview: Week 1: Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation In this speech it is clear that Kane is trying to light a fire under the people attending the speech in order to get elected for the new governor position. In his speech he seems to be bias towards his opponent by using a technique called political bias. Kane is stating that the current governor is solely to blame for the current conditions of the state and its people. It seems to me that he is using a few different techniques and pulling a little bit from each type of fallacies to great his own giant fallacies. He takes a bit of scapegoating by blaming the current governor for all the current problems that are existing in the community, he uses a bit of apple polishing to tell the crowd that they have smarten up and have seen the light in order to realize the right man for the job, and finale he uses ad hominem to attack the morals and character of the current governor and his intentions for the people and the state. It seems that Kane uses character of the current governor and his intentions for the people and the state....
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- Spring '10