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Poojan Patel American Government 11/16/11 American Government Extra Credit Assignment The two articles that I am going to talk about are New York Times’, “Occupy Wall Street Protest Reaches a Crossroads” and Washington Posts’, “Who will emerge as Romney’s real rival? Republican debate doesn’t offer clues.” These two articles cover some very important current events. The “Occupy Wall Street Protest Reaches a Crossroads” article talks about the hardships that people that participate in the protest go through as well as how authorities react to the protest. The “Who will emerge as Romney’s real rival? Republican debate doesn’t offer clues” article talks about potential rivals for Mitt Romney such as Ron Paul, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry. Some of the many strategies that the media uses are framing, priming and agenda- setting. Framing is the power of the media to influence how events and issues are interpreted. Priming is the process of preparing the public to take a particular view of an event. Agenda setting is the power of the media to bring public attention to particular issues and problems. Each article makes use of the technique known as framing. The author uses framing when in the Occupy Wall Street article when the protestors were shown camping in tents and living outside in the cold in unsanitary conditions. She manipulates that particular moment and makes it seem like it is Wall Street’s fault that those protestors are out there in the cold. In reality, the people are standing in the cold on their own accord. Also she makes it seem like the protestors are not leaving their spot and are there every moment of every day. Some of the protestors have families that they need to get back to and don’t participate every day. In the 2012 election article the writer uses framing when talking about each candidate individually. He tries to make it seem like the other candidates are close to or even tied with Mitt Romney in the race but in reality Mitt Romney is still ahead. Each article makes use of the technique known as priming. Priming is present in the Occupy Wall Street article because at times it feels like the writer wants us to sympathize for the
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Poojan Patel American Government 11/16/11 protestors the same way that she does. She tries to get our attention through describing the horrible conditions in which they live and the many days they have endured in the process. The article wants to get us to think more rationally and humanely. She wants us to understand that
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