For the first blog, I picked the most recent and most powerful event that is currently going on in the world. Which is an executive order issued by Donald Trump. This time, I used CNN as my blog resource, but also I used Fox News to compare and see if there was any content conflict. As a lot of people point out, CNN is relatively more liberal and Fox news is the other way around.
This article talks about Donald Trump’s new executive order that bans about 7 countries which amounts to 134 million people from entering the United States. In addition, He will eliminate citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days. CNN continually talked about it is still unknown how many more countries will be added to the list, it will be more likely to happen sooner or later.
Both CNN and Fox use Logos and Ethos clearly. One thing that stood out to me was that both of the news medias used the clear number of “134 millions” and “7 countries”, which gives us a clear image of how big that is, and it is a good example of Logos. For Ethos, the article focuses on the idea of America first, which I think categorized as Ethos. In addition, as Dr. Carter mentioned in class, information always comes charged with emotion of some kind. It depends on how people capture and grasp the article, but emotional portion is still large in this social change.
Again, the article not just talks about the seven countries to be added to the ban but also there will be more countries that will be added to it, which makes a lot of people even more emotional.
Another thing about this social change is that even though America is not a communist society, people get influenced a lot by the internet and the idea of Koine.
I think those above are a good way to persuade the audience.