The article “The Case for Fitting In” compares to my idea of conformity because I think that it means how you change your opinion due to social pressure. My idea of conformity relates to the article because it was talking about how when people were in a group and someone said the wrong answer they usually went with it. “Each subject saw 18 sets of lines, and the group answer was wrong for 12 of them” this proves that most of the time people went with the group rather than going with their personal opinion. I think that the article really compares with my definition of conformity because I think that it causes you to change your opinion and sometimes causes you to choose wrong answers. I also strongly think that the article agrees with me because
I. General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my Public Speaking class about Chicago crime Attention Getter: "I did not deserve to die that night. It was not my time."
The main secondary source used in this investigation is a book titled The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism by Haynes Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian. Written in 2005, this book analyzes the era of McCarthyism, including McCarthy’s rise to power, his witch hunts, his eventual downfall, and the lasting effects of McCarthyism on American
To get a clear view and understanding of the book, first must review the time period in history. The book was written in the mid 1950's during the cold war. Former General McCarthy, then U.S. Senator started a fire ball of suspicion, suppression, and
During the time of the “Red Scare” McCarthy stated that he “loved to manipulate people,” (Oakley 207). He was able to “swagger” in the meeting and he knew that he could stir up “turmoil and confusion” at a moment’s notice. Once
The author’s credibility is established before, throughout, and at the end of the article by giving sources from media news, such as CNN and other publications from the New York Times. The problem with CNN being a “media” news source is that information isn’t always proven true and is often opinionated. On ,“Karen Douglas, Business Insider, 2017”, from a poll taken of 3000 random participants, CNN was considered more or less distrustworthy. This poll supports the statistical evidence that declares CNN’s information 47% untrue or false on (CNN File PunditFact 2017) . If David uses CNN for statistical reports to support his left sided point of view, how can we know if what he says is even true? We can’t. However, the author uses emotional reasoning and empathy to sway the reader into understanding and accepting his point of view, even if the view is not 100% true.
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a stark and brash commentary on the Joseph McCarthy era, which was at its height in 1953. The book was modeled on the social and political climate of post-World War II, when Communist associations and accusations ran rampant in the government and the public was
The writer started the article straightforward with numbers and statistics. Which would have a very good impression the minute you start reading it because you would know that it is projecting claims backed with evidence. She added a rhetorical question at the beginning such as, who's right, the mom trying to prevent her children or the dad who embrace it? to then start showing the answer with a neutral perspective and supported the claims with evidence and reasoning.
The purpose of this investigation is to examine the question “To what extent did Joseph McCarthy and his anti- communist tactics have an impact on United States society?” I will cover how things in the society has changed. McCarthyism also affected domestic and foreign policies, but I am going to focus on American society. I will focus mainly the years around the McCarthy era which is 1950 through 1954. To help examine my topic, I will be using two books. The books are “Defining moments: McCarthyism and the Communist Threat” and “Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism: The hate that haunts America” The two sources will be valuable because they give a deep understanding of what happened during the years 1950 through 1954. This books is one of Omnigraphics “Defining Moments” books. Kevin Hillstrom, the author, has written many other books, including books about history. This also shows this source is valuable because Omnigraphics has a lot of other Defining Moment books that are about history.
]Deputy district attorney Keith Watanabe started his presentation describing domestic violence from his perspective. He began by giving the example of a case of jealousy and the knife attack by the 40-year-old virgin actor Shelley Malil. Shelley Malil believed his girlfriend was cheating on him so in retaliation he stabbed her 23 times. The importance of this case was the brutality that it inhabited and the recent news that the actor was up for parole but struck down by governor Jerry Brown. After the example of a high-profile case he prosecuted, he gave some definitions of what domestic violence involves and the frustration of recanting victims. He described that victims out of multiple reasons involving the close relationship that they have
During the times of McCarthyism the House Committee on Un-American Activities employed barbaric and “Un-American” techniques that would characterize the American law system as an extinguisher of American civil liberties; during this exploration we will be examining a brief history of McCarthyism and a few documents from this time period. Initially, we will be traversing the history from pre-McCarthyism on into the times of McCarthyism. Following, we will be evaluating three documents from the times of McCarthyism: a letter to the House Committee on Un-American Activities, a reflection on the times of McCarthyism, and a political cartoon.
Argument: The author tries to persuade the reader using logical arguments and by referencing other sources, however, because the writer tries to insert herself into the paper and make it more personal, she does not appear to be credible. Instead of saying "I read this article on this website," the author should write something like: "According to The New York Times, "¦."
This semester I had the opportunity to choose and edit a Wikipedia page article. Essentially, almost any person can edit any Wikipedia article but there are certain guidelines a user must go by to have successful edits. I could have chosen over 5 million articles to revise and I chose the article titled sock monkey. Editing the sock monkey article required organization, research, and follow-ups so that this process can produce a successful edit. My first step was to choose an article to edit and I discovered this page and I thought it could use improvements. Next, I organized a list of possible changes I could make. Then, I researched the sock monkey’s origins, popularity, and presence in pop culture. Lastly, I edited the actual Wikipedia page.
Tyler, I agree with most of what you said on McChesney's claim. I have been in those situations myself, reading a newspaper that just has not earned my trust, but the real issue I believe is that many people do not stop to challenge whether or not what is being written is biased or even true. I fear that people read, digest, and agree without bothering to ask questions or further investigate a claim themselves. That is why it is important to re-establish a strong reporting environment that welcomes writers who prove it through evidence and research rather than a catchy headline to inform the
Nowadays journalists have the responsibility to report facts as accurately, objectively, and disinterestedly as is humanly possible. ‘’The, honest, self-disciplined, well-trained reporter seeks to be a propagandist for nothing but the truth’’ (Casey, 1944b).