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    Does watching the news make viewers laugh? Do they understand what the news show is trying to explain? Airing Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm, The Colbert Report, a television show, is a satire news show that displays an easier to understand form of news. The Colbert Report is a parody of the news show The O’Reilly Factor which takes on current controversial political issues. The star of The Colbert Report is Stephen Colbert. He plays a character on the show who is silly and sarcastic. The Colbert Report makes its viewers act, makes them think, and entertains them. The viewers of The Colbert Report want to act once they see the show. On the show, Colbert advertises multiple charities. For instance, when a typhoon hit the Philippines, he told his viewers to donate in order to beat china, who hardly donated. Colbert has also told his viewers to donate to The Red Cross after a big incident like the tsunami that hit japan. The Colbert Report also started a super PAC which is a type of fund people can donate to. Stephan Colbert urged his viewers to donate, and so they did. The viewers donated enormous amounts of money. Colbert impacted his viewers in an immense way with the super PAC. The Colbert Report also uses social media to make its viewers act. For example, one time on his show The Colbert Report, Colbert told his viewers to use Twitter to express opinions about what the super PAC should be used for. Thousands of viewers posted their opinions about what the super PAC…

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    The book Zeitoun indeed has useful and accurate information about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This novel is an example of creative nonfiction. Creative Nonfiction are true stories that are well told. The “creative” aspect refers to the literary craft of the piece, and the “nonfiction” refers to piece being factual. Zeitoun is the perfect example of this genre because it written from the perspective of Kathy and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, and their accounts of the aftermath of Hurricane…

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    honest when I first heard the word I had no clue what it was. My guess was probably as good as yours. As I got into it I found out the real meaning and how post-truth affected our everyday life. According to Wiktionary Post-Truth is, “The fact or state of being post-truth; a time period or situation in which facts have become less important than emotional persuasion.” So in other words “Going with your gut”, listen to your emotions and how you think, do not listen to the facts. Post truth just…

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    He particularly applied it to U.S. President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003. He was the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, held at the Hilton Washington hotel in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2006. Most of his jokes were directed at President Bush at the dinner. Most of the speech was prepared specifically for the event from The Colbert Report, including parts of the "truthiness" monologue from the first episode of the show, where…

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    “Virtue does not come from wealth but that wealth and every other good thing which a man have whether in public or in private come from virtue.” ( Plato, 53). According to Socrates wisdom weights more than wealth and cures ignorance. Education makes you a better judge of your life and helps you distinguish between valuable things and things that have little matter or don’t matter at all. According to the founder of philosophy, an ideal man with a perfect soul should value a great deal of…

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    For example, to verify if the statement “There is a bottle of milk there?”, we just need to go to the refrigerator and check. Then we will be able to determine whether or not the sentence is true. One major weakness of the correspondence theory is that the correspondence theory cannot prove the truthiness of certain aspects, especially things that are supernatural. For example, the correspondence theory will not be able to determine whether or not God exist. The coherence theory is the belief…

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    The Article, “Truth Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society” by Farhad Manjoo argues that we live in an era of selective perception. We as viewers expect for all information on the news to be beneficial towards us and trustworthy. Yet, news publications can be tainted, similar to all types of media. Manjoo explains the concept of Video News Releases, which is a short clip of marketing propaganda disguised as a real news due to its language and style. In fact, each of these news segments…

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    tactful and respectful tone to convince the audience. .The author presents reasons, facts, and quotation to support his or her point. Adding to the author pathos appeals, according to the first paragraph, “Dishonesty in politics is nothing new; but the manner in which some politicians now lie, and the havoc they may wreak by doing so, are worrying.” The author produces anxiety emotion and add negative consequences of misuse post-truth to convince his or her readers. The author wants the…

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    Moral relativism is defined as the ethical beliefs that are relative to certain factors such as individual and society. (Irwin & Johnson, 2010) According to Stephen Colbert, he believes that there is no absolute standard for truthiness; therefore, an individual behavior or action is justified to be right, could also be wrong and otherwise. (Irwin & Johnson, 2010)Some people might agree with the point that the rightness or wrongness of the truth is really based on what they believe rather than…

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    completed to a third individual storyteller with Baby Suggs' obliged perspective the storytellers know everything, aside from pretty much Baby Suggs. For instance "Baby Suggs didn’t even raise her head. From her sickbed, she heard them go but that wasn’t the reason she lay still. It was a wonder to her that her grandsons had taken so long to realize that every house wasn’t like the one on Bluestone Road.". We never again have the advantage of seeing things through the omniscient storyteller's…

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