Jon Lovett is a screenwriter and former speechwriter for president Obama. Most recently he was serving as a producer of the award-winning HBO series The Newsroom, and is also the co-creator and head writer of 2012 sitcom 1600 Penn on NBC. In Lovett’s speech “The Culture of Shut Up” he believes that too many debates deteriorate into misplaced rage, or discouraging free speech. Lovett believes that all the chaos that comes with free speech is worth it, rather than letting a few voices speak for the millions of people in the United States. Through his use of precise examples and his accessible style, Lovett presents a clear and convincing argument in favor of letting Americans have free speech without the worry of what comes with it.
In today's world, there are clear political and societal issues that can be compared to Macbeth, which is hundreds of years old. Americans, for example, are challenged to this day over the same political issues that arose during the time Macbeth was written: Macbeth rises and becomes a
Most of this has to do with the fact that fake news is biased. People like and share the information that aligns or confirms their beliefs and disregard the information that does not. According to a recent analysis, “information can bring people together or drive them apart… Fake news is divisive”. On the other hand, real news brings the people who agree even closer and persuades the ones who do not. With fake news ruining the flow of this common ground, people have become more and more divided on certain topics (Donath). One important aspect of society that has been completely bombarded with false information is the Presidential Election. In fact, as election day got closer and closer, the most popular stories were derived from false information (Obama). That is a big problem because as voters were trying to make an educated decision on who to vote for, they were being told information that was not even true. Some people say that fake news could have even altered the election results. But why are people believing all this? In order for a piece of information to change someone's opinion on something, they obviously have to truly believe and buy into that information. False news sources have been working to develop ways to get people to think what they are saying is true. One way to do this is by confusing the viewer just enough to not know what is true. Another way is by making their sites look extremely professional and falsely crediting information to trustworthy places (“Fake News and the Internet Shell Game”). Unfortunately, once fake news is produced and in the public, it can change people's views on the
1. Carlson gives evidence of the decline in public discourse by summarizing an incident in which a talk radio host crossed the line of decency by failing to respect a person whose ideas differed from his and his listeners’. Why is it important to maintain civility toward those whom you disagree? You
Fake new became a popular topic in news regarding politically aligned news channels and outlets. For example, YourNewsWire is an online news outlet based in Los Angeles. Based on this website, Hillary Clinton’s victory in the popular vote was due to voter fraud of 25 million votes (Kosoff). YourNewsWire used evidence of an investigation the NPR, National Public Radio, conducted. Though the article’s claim of voter fraud seemed compelling, as evidence was to support the argument was supple. Yet the evidence was incorrectly used. The NPR was involved in this investigation of voter fraud, but only published the information as Pew Research Center conducted the analysis of credibility. Another piece of falsified data is that the investigation was not conducted as a means to discredit Hillary Clinton’s victory in the popular vote, as the investigation was completed in 2012, prior to Clinton and Trump’s campaign for office. This is only one example of skewed stories and biased articles. The creators of YourNewsWire, Sean Adl-tabatabai and husband, Sinclair Treadway, were politically aligned with Bernie Sanders for the 2016 election (Baum). The reputation that YourNewsWire has created for itself has plummeted. Google no longer supports this website with ad-sponsored money, and other accredited websites, such as Snopes, investigate the validity of news articles such as these and discredit their findings
states every man for themselves. Because these issues in our society continue to rise to such a
Structural Analysis In their essays, both authors Sidney Callahan and Deborah Tannen discuss strategies for a possible improvement in society’s ways of arguing. In “Fight Fierce but Fair: Practice at Home,” (1994), Callahan claims “if you learn to fight well and fairly at home, you can contribute to the civic struggle necessary to keep a pluralistic society moving.” With a set of guidelines and rules composed through personal experience, Callahan successfully uses this technique to give readers an immediate call to action and a solid, convincing essay. In “The Triumph of the Yell,” (1994), Tannen claims that “more and more these days, journalists, politicians, and academics treat public discourse as an argument – not in the sense of
Have we become a world that has forgotten how to listen and debate? Why are people so quick to argue? Everyone wants to prove their point these days. In “The Argument Culture,” Deborah Tannen discusses how today’s society no longer honors the noble American tradition of debate. She explains how we no longer want to take the time to listen to both sides and definitely not all sides of an issue. We have become a society that would rather fight and argue, often to the point of violence.
Now a days, you have to watch what you say, how you say it, and where you say what you think in order to a) not offend those around you and b) to avoid government (whether local, state or federal) scrutiny. It appears that now a days anything and everything that is said has some form of backlash. We are
Prior to becoming America’s first president, George Washington served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. He is known as a great hero and for his wooden dentures. Throughout his life, he was plagued with dental miseries which were first recorded in his diary at the age of 24.i He had numerous dentures, full and partial, but contrary to popular myth, they were not made from wood. They might have looked like wood due to stains from everyday wear, but the dentures were made from materials such as bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, brass, lead, and gold
The Role of the President is multifaceted he is both the head of state and head of The United States government, he is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The term of office is 8 years and a President may not serve more than 2 terms. Article 2 of the Constitution of the United States of America deems that the President is Head of State, responsible for execution as well as enforcement of laws which are created by Congress. The president has the power to sign legislation into law and human also veto any bill and acted by Congress. Executive orders and appointments of heads of federal agencies, are also issued by the President, who may also issue pardons and grant clemency’s to individuals who have committed federal crimes, except in The case of impeachments.
The President, a man with goals, dreams, desires, and hopes. A president has many roles in which he has to play throughout his day. From a leader of the bureaucracy, to the armed forces, and even Congress. Every single day he plays these roles and every single day it is up to him to fulfill the duties that come with said roles. He is not one person in the morning and then in the afternoon. Our president stays motivated throughout the day putting forth his best efforts to provide our country with what we need. Some of those roles are, but not limited to: the leader of the forces of peace and war and leader of public opinion.
If I won a trip to the White House and I got to talk to the president I would tell him that he needs to change some rules. I would say that he should give the schools more money. I would want to see the president's dog and see how big the living room is. That is what I would do if I got to go to the White House.
of how we have always had had this practice. The office is full of corruption because money and influence run the presidency. The political leaders lie to the people that he is intended to serve. There are many overwhelming reasons that the best man is not always chosen for the job. They all inevitably stem down to the simple fact that a political party in order for its survival must have their Location, religion, and political goals for the people are the most common deciding factors. Some of the other techniques were more obvious in an example of serving in the Union Army greatly increased your chances at becoming president. Simply being a Union soldier should not be a major factor in determining a great leader but in the court of public
The recent surge in popularity of social media comes with a price: fake news. Fake news is defined as news or media that has been altered or modified. Journalists have begun to analyze why that fake news exists and why it continues exist. Two authors, Eoin O’Carroll and Kevin D. Williamson, both have written articles about fake news. Eoin O’Carroll’s article “How Information Overload Helps Spread Fake News,” discusses how the media has bombarded us with news stories, blurring the distinct lines between real and fake news. Kevin D. Williamson, a journalist for the National Review, writes in his article “‘Fake News, Media and Voters: Shared Reality Must Be Acknowledged” that the news is not fake; it just does not align with one’s personal beliefs. Both authors successfully appeal to their audiences’ emotions and feelings, but O’Carroll is more likely to succeed than Williamson in persuading his audience to try and combat fake news because the writer presents himself as someone the intended readers will more readily identify with and offers evidence that his readers will find more compelling.