Bias: Fallacy and Speech

Topics: Fallacy, Rhetoric, Critical thinking Pages: 3 (477 words) Published: April 25, 2013
Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Arguments

Coraliz Mendez

Axia College of University of Phoenix

In this particular speech there was several bias, fallacies, and rhetorical devices. For example

“Charles Foster Kane” used the Political Bias when he speaks about “Jim W Getty’s’ dishonesty,

downright villainy political machine. He is putting his political competition down; by down

talking him. An example of a fallacy is Ad hominen; Mr. Kane attacked Mr. Getty’s by

attacking him and his believe. He ignored Mr. Getty’s’ argument was simply concentrated on the

person not the argument. Mr. Kane also used the Alliteration Rhetorical device by repeating

same thing in the same sentence. “The working man—The working man and the slum child”.

Mr. Kane was very condescending and very happy to down talk his opponent. Mr. Kane

addressed his argument in a very unprofessional matter. As I am learning to understand

arguments; to my knowledge this was a weak arguments. The speaker “Mr. Kane” speech was

only based on his opinion. The speaker clearly showed the anger, hate and the dislike of his

opponent. The speaker research was poor a non-effective, as it was just opinions and no facts. He

bullied his opponent by bad mouthing, mocking him and insulting him. The speakers premises

were weak and non accurate. He needed to address this matter in a different way. For example

only speaking about how he will better the situation not make it worst by turning an audience

against this particular person “Mr. Getty”. Me, as an audience or a reader I would think that this

argument was not effective. As I stated before it was basically built out of anger and hate. I also

look at this person as the person that will be running my state. Hen doing such speech you must

prepare yourself with sufficient research to support your premises. This speech was just an

opinion and no...
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