It would be difficult to find any two individuals on the planet who are able to agree on everything. Because of this, there are many different issues in which any two people are going to fail to see eye to eye on. Differing viewpoints lead to arguments that are created by people in order to argue their points. While some arguments that are created are based in fact, some arguments are based upon false assumptions and trickery, with these unsound arguments being known as fallacies. A study of fallacies reveal the true nature of false arguments, and better equips an individual to identify invalid arguments.
“The whole problem with news on television comes down to this all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on one page of a newspaper”. The average news cast is only twenty-two minutes long,and that's not nearly enough time to cover the days events.In Neil Postman’s essay “The News” Postman talks about the structure,content,and goals and results of a television news cast. The news can be compared to the theatres in terms of its structure. According to Postman, “Music takes us immediately into the realm of the symbolic, a world that is not to be taken literally.”
In “How to be a ‘Woman Programmer,’” first published in The New York Times, Ellen Ullman argues that there is great prejudice against women in the workplace. Specifically, Ullman thinks that such prejudice exists in the deeper parts of the more technical fields such as computer programming. While encouraging women to avoid confronting men who show their prejudice against them, Ullman nevertheless points out the idea that women should stick to their passion for their work. For Ullman, it is the next best thing that women can do, apart from being a practical solution. However, I think that women should not be afraid to call their male coworkers out whenever women experience sexual prejudice in the workplace regardless of their position. Today, there are laws that equip women with the power to bring erring male coworkers to justice. After all, if the point is to make the genders equal, women should learn to assert their rights.
The New York Times has been around since 1851 when former New York Tribune staffers, George Jones and Henry Raymond, founded it. With the onset of “yellow journalism” by competing newspapers causing the newspaper to lose ground, the newspaper was ultimately purchased by Tennessee newspaperman Adolph Ochs in 1896. In 1944, the company began to diversify with the purchase of two New York City radio stations. Following many more acquisitions, in 1992 The New York Times purchased Affiliated Publications, the owner of The Boston Globe.
In an article by The New York Times, by David Brooks, called, “Support Our students.” Brooks explains that instead of free college, maybe they should help college students with everyday needs. He said that college is already free for the working class and underpaid. (Brooks) He doesn’t believe that making community college free will help anymore with the debt, then it did before. In sum, I will discuss the argument that David Brooks portrays and explain why I agree with it. I will talk about three main points from Brooks’ article and discuss what it’s like in other countries that do have free college.
Composers have been writing nationalistic works for years but not many people know that some composers are using nationalistic techniques for a completely different reason. In an article in the New York Times written by Richard Taruskin entitled “Nationalism: Colonialism in Disguise”, Taruskin explains how musicians these days are using nationalism, strong patriotic feelings toward ones’ country, as a disguise for colonialism in order to be recognized as a well-known composer such as Beethoven or Brahms. One American composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, can also be seen as somebody who uses nationalism in order to disguise his colonialist views. In this paper, I hope to prove how Gottschalk’s Bamboula is really colonialism in disguise and
In the New York Time Article by Timothy William, Inquiry to Examine Racial Bias in the San Francisco Police Department, first thing to remember known as implied social perception, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Another key point of argument is that there is no systematic bias in the criminal justice base on race. To point out, in performing their policing duties, police officer are able to exercise a high degree of discretion. This means that they have a have a broad freedom to make a decision about how to act on the given situation. For this reason some police officer deliberately use their wide power of discretion and their authority to perform acts of misconduct. In this article it is generally agreed that discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin is morally wrong and a violation of the principle of impartiality. In fact impartiality principles requires that those who are equal be treated equally based on similarities, and that race not be a relevant consideration in the assessment. However, in May, District Attorney George Gascon appointed a three-judge body of distinguished jurists to look into bias in the department following a series of misconduct scandals, the most troubling being a group of police officers who were caught sending racist text messages. Now, the scope, aim, participants and timeline of the ongoing investigation have been revealed in a series
Journalism has held an important role in society since the seventeenth century; people have depended on journalists to provide new and important information concerning a wide variety of topics. This dependency has led to a great deal of trust in journalists and their word and allowed for journalists to publish what they please. Mencken took advantage of the people’s trust when he published the article “A Neglected Anniversary” in the New York Evening Mail. Mencken created his own history of the bathtub and released it to the public in 1917. The manner in which the article is written completely deceived the readers; many truly believed Mencken’s account was true, and the story was believed for quite some time, even after Mencken revealed the truth. The developing trust in journalism and a journalist’s word during the early twentieth century created for the instant acceptance and longevity in belief of Mencken’s hoax.
The concept that marriage can occur, endure, and succeed without the factor of love seems to be common in many other places in the world. “Who Needs Love! In Japan, Many Couples Don’t,” by Nicholas D. Kristof published in the New York Times in 1996 explores the aspects and success of loveless marriage in Japan beginning with Yuri Uemura of Omiya, Japan.
The critique in the article by The Onion is revolved around marketing techniques such as outrageous claims that advertisers make in an attempt to convince their audience to buy their product. This critique is made using a sarcastic tone and caricatures of the characters commonly seen in commercials. Not only are caricatures and hyperboles used but also a use of overly scholarly language to make the product out to be much more than it’s worth.
In Hans Taparia and Pamela Koch’s New York Times online article “A Seismic Shift in How People Eat,” posted on November 6, 2015, the current struggle that big food companies are experiencing in relation to increased consumer awareness is discussed. Prompting this article is the overwhelming movement to healthy eating by the general populace and the havoc it is wreaking on corporate companies. Highly popular among health enthusiasts of all ages, the topic of this paper appeals to a wide audience. Although easily missed at first due to the beautiful flow and structure of the paper, the opinions and claims by Taparia and Koch are primarily based in logos where facts and statistics are quoted, and a fair amount of pathos where vivid imagery is utilized to paint a picture of the scenario for the reader. Differing slightly from the normal presentation, the ethos of the paper is not so much enforced through personal titles or anecdotes, but rather through the combination of presenting the ideas and facts clearly and persuasively, all adding to the author’s credibility. When the paper comes to a conclusion, the reader is left with a solid understanding of how big food companies are finally being forced to share their dirty secrets and clean up their act in order to compete with the small scale, organic based companies and the jeopardy they are facing unless they change their ways drastically.
Robert J. Samuelson’s factual article, “Picking Sides for the News,” is an essay that describes the different views and opinions on American news by American citizens. Samuelson claims that most Americans see people in the news business as “sloppy, biased, and self-serving.” He states that the news industry is divided by political views; Republican and conservative, and Democratic and liberal. Based on your political standpoint, you may find different news stations more supportive than others. Samuelson shows support to his viewpoint that many news companies “make news rather than just report it.”
Mitch Dickman’s Rolling Papers documents The Denver Posts fall from grace in the midst of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana. Although some may argue the message behind this film is the promotion and avocation of the legalization of marijuana, it actually depicts just how desperate print journalism is to survive in this age of social media and instant gratification. The film carries itself with a certain novelty as it tries to fit in with the taboo subject of marijuana; as if covering marijuana has never been done before in journalism. It also uses marijuana as a sort of promotional tool for print journalism as if this is new or uncharted territory. The story starts with the head of The Denver Post assigning Ricardo Baca as the first ever “Pot Editor” for the paper. Baca then starts a website known as The Cannabist for critics to post reviews on various strain of marijuana. The reason Baca does this is expressed well by Greg Moore, editor of the Post, who highlights the paper’s prioritizing of marijuana coverage was a “survival tactic” for the newspaper more so than anything else. Thus, the message of the film turns from prompting legalization to promoting the print journalism.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who has twice escaped from prison, is used to being around danger. Little did Mr. El Chapo know, his admiration for a certain woman would get him caught and once again sent back to prison. Kate del Castillo, an American and Mexican actress, was meeting with the fugitive drug trafficker and the actor Sean Penn; who apparently met with El Chapo in the jungle for a Rolling Stones magazine article. During the magazine article interview Guzman bragged how he had supplied, “more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world.”