U4L3A2 Two News Reports, Same Topic (RF)
Read over the definitions and examples of the Rhetorical Slanters that are presented on page 393 of your text.
Watch these two videos specified below and look for examples of the different techniques in the videos:
-“MSNBC Matthews_ We Need To Do More On Gun Control _ Hardball _ MSNBC.mp4”
-“Fox News Ben Shapiro on Fox and Friends_ 'Gun Control Is Not The Answer To The Vegas Massacre'.mp4”
The videos can be found in the Google drive. Go to the SpringBoard Text folder and open the folder titled Unit 4 Videos & Handouts. I will try to attach them to this assignment in CTLS as well.
In the same folder on the Google drive, read these two articles and analyze them for bias and slanters:
-“Trump plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital triggers warnings - NBC News”
-“Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, forge ahead with moving US Embassy _ Fox News”
Respond to the “Two News Reports, Same Topic” discussion board in Turnitin by answering the following prompt about the articles: What similarities and differences did you notice between the two videos and the two articles? Give examples of the rhetorical slanters and emotional words (diction) that you noticed. What effect were they designed to have on the audience? Do the news reports share the same purpose? How do they present such a vastly different perspective on the same event?
Once you have posted your answers to these questions, respond to the answers posted by at least TWO of your classmates. Provide thoughtful, polite responses, reflecting on and reacting to what was said (more than just simple affirmations).
Post your initial answers by 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 18 and your responses to your peers by Sunday, March 21 at 11:59 PM.