The Pros And Cons Of Pardon Edward Snowden
Instead of using fear, however, Roth and Shetty attempt to elicit sympathy from the reader. The authors describe Snowden’s situation in a pitiful light, asserting that “The law the Obama administration wants to use to prosecute him takes no account of whether revealing this information was a public service.” In other words, Roth and Shetty are urging that the Obama administration is ruthlessly indicting Snowden. Through their harsh wording, Roth and Shetty attempt to show Snowden in a piteous light. Not only is this a non-factual claim, but fear is a stronger emotion than sympathy.
Both articles,“No Pardon for Snowden” and “Pardon Edward Snowden”, provide strong arguments for whether Snowden deserves to be recognized as a hero or criminal. However, there were several flaws: the lack of credible evidence and a weaker use of pathos, within the latter article made “No Pardon for Snowden” a more convincing read. While Snowden’s actions were of drastic measures, most can agree that they have sparked one of the biggest debates since the turn of the