Singer wrote about many topics but in general focused

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Singer wrote about many topics, but in general focused on Wikileaks with what the government hides from its citizens and social networking pertaining to how the government taps into many peoples social lives daily. He uses different forms of rhetoric and ideas to portray his thoughts and facts that he found. I was able to critique his rhetoric and ideas thoroughly and reflect and relate it to my life in many ways. Throughout reading this article, Singer’s uses many different forms of rhetoric. Singer writes about how the privacy of citizens has diminished throughout the decades and how the government has kept a substantial amount of information from the people. This article can be directed towards a wide spread of people being that many citizens have some sort of profile on the Internet. Another major topic in Singer’s article centers on Julian Assange’s Wikileaks. The subject of Wikileaks should be an interesting topic to many citizens in the United States along with many people over seas. Singer does a good
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job of broadening his audience with the versatile topics he chose to write about. Along with a broad audience, he also shows strong evidence. He argues his points with strong, current quotes about government surveillance and the most recent posts on Wikileaks by Julian Assange. One thing that should change about Singer’s article would be the extensive information given about Wikileaks and how he has tried to expose top-secret government information. With the title Singer gives this article, “Visible Man”, he should have focused more on how the government spies on American peoples’ everyday lives. Writing with rhetoric is a technique Singer also uses through his article as well; Ethos, Pathos and Logos are depicted throughout “Visible Man”. When Singer writes about Wikileaks and other topics throughout the article like the Patriot Act and the Rodney King video, he uses logos by giving the readers strong, thought through evidence to try to prove his point. His arguments are logically structured and flow together, making it easy to read. Pathos was slightly utilized through the article. When points were brought up about the Rodney King video and the thirty-eight minute classified cockpit-video, emotions are evoked because people were wounded and some even lost their lives in these instances. The last form of rhetoric, ethos, raises the question about Singer’s credibility. Being that Singer is writing in the well-known magazine, Harper’s Magazine , I would say his credibility is pretty substantial. Singer’s knowledge and credibility is also being shown via quotes and detailed information on every subject matter he brings to the table. Being able to critique Singer’s rhetoric allowed me to think deeply about what his ideas were truly aiming for as well.
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  • Spring '08
  • Waugh
  • Government, Rhetoric, Federal government of the United States, Secrecy, USA PATRIOT Act, Classified information

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