I need my essay edited.I will attach the papers instructions and my professors comment for the paper I wrotePlease follow the outline and check the rubric.Also I will attach an example paper for this type of essay.also please fix the mistakes my professor pointed out((Professors feed back on my paper)):Please, dont start with a number.You have an excellent selection of theme and narrative. But dont write on the block. Rember what I told you that light paragraphs do better reading.A few pointers: check the language, spelling mistakes, names of personalities, passive voice and so on.Please check the references and dont forget your MLA Retrieved from
. Identify the cites and opinions on text with sources.Definitively you need more bibliography, dont limit yourself to a number and try to look for more serious or academic ones.What about theory?All thesis needs a presentation, the fundament of ideas presented, and conclusions, remember class, please.I have attached all files neededThis could be useful http://fiuolmediasite.fiu.edu/Mediasite/Play/42cb0fb4a4424f50bd7acfc876980b521dClass website if needed https://howweknowwhatweknow.wordpress.com
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Media & the Obama Administration’s
portrayal of the Iran Nuclear Agreement
The controversy of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement sparked worldwide conversation
arguing both sides of the deal: whether sanctions relief should be given to Iran in
exchange for transparency in its nuclear activity, to ultimately prevent Iran from
obtaining nuclear weapons. Secrecy and the rhetorical appeal of statements by the
Obama administration on the nuclear deal with Iran have been employed in persuading
American and congressional opinion to accept the agreement, leading the Obama
administration to conceal information and present a misleading picture of the
Negotiations between the US and Iran have been ongoing, but July 2015 seemed to be a
turning point when the countries reached an accord to limit and monitor Irans nuclear
ability in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions. The Obama
administration originally anticipated this deal to be the Presidents legacy, leading to a
rejection of the deal bythe House republicans on a 269 to 162 vote in September.
The New York Times uses logos to show that Iran is committed to upholding its side of
the deal; while professional truth-uncoverer Roger Aronoff, Editor in Chief of Accuracy
in Media, shows in his article Iranian Nuclear Deal is a Catastrophic Hoax that Irans
actions suggest otherwise, with the testing of ballistic missiles capable of carrying
nuclear weapons in October and November of 2015, and defying a U.N. travel ban by
sending Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Irans Quds Forcea military division
responsible for covert international operationsto meet with Russian officials in
Moscow (Aronoff). David E. Sanger, chief Washington correspondent of The New York
Times, wrote in December that Iran was still disassembling centrifuges (which enrich
uranium) and disabling a plutonium reactor, among other steps that are required under
the nuclear agreement struck in July (Sanger 1). However, on November 19, in a letter
that Julia Frifield, State Dept. Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, wrote to
Republican Representative Mike Pompeo admitted that: The Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document.,
confirming that neither America, nor the Iranians, nor other P5+1 members have signed
the accord (Frifield).
Why create this deal in the first place? About a month after the unsigned agreement had
been made, President Obama gave a statement in which he exercises logos by
acknowledging that achieving diplomatic solutions will save money, lives, and time, and
can prevent us from going to war and may be long-lasting in comparison.
In this statement, the President also applies both logos and pathos when stating that
although every American military mission was complete, we are still living with the
consequences of going to Iraq–with thousands of US troops and Iraquis dead or
wounded (Obama). As the President of the United States and 2015s third most powerful
person in the world, Obama has full credibility and his actions and proclamations carry
weight in practically any situation (Forbes). Obama also urges congress to act in his
favor by using phrases like tradition of strong principled diplomacy, historic
diplomatic breakthrough and it is a very good deal, showing clear use of pathos
Secrecy is also completely evident in the deal. Even The Times acknowledges secrecy,
although it has reputedly favored the Obama Administrations efforts and had a
democratic view. According to Mark Landler, White House correspondent for The New
York Times, Using non-diplomats helps preserve the veil of secrecy, a senior official
said, because such people are less likely to arouse suspicion among colleagues or the
press (Landler). Landler also includes a point made by Martin S. Indyk, the
administrations special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, that Negotiations
are like mushrooms: they grow in the dark…that’s especially true of negotiations
between longtime adversaries, where the domestic politics on both sides make it
impossible to reach a deal if the negotiations are conducted in public (Landler).
Who else could have the power to choose when to make negotiations or events public,
than the government itself? The public wouldnt have access to any negotiation specifics
unless information or documents were leaked. Daniel Patrick Moynihans Secrecy: An
American Experience explains that secrecy and bureaucracy are inevitably enmeshed,
and that bureaucrats knowingly bury and guard their secrets and intentions whenever
and however long they can, because keeping others in the dark gives them power
(Shafer). In the nuclear deal, the US government had the power in the exchange of the
five Americans, knowing that once the exchange was done, it could easily alter sanctions
if Iran did not uphold the conditions of the agreement.
It is no secret that the government works covertly. This is especially true in the nuclear
deal, as it did not mention the Iranian release of five Americans. A copy of the proposed
sanction [regarding the ballistic missile tests] leaked three weeks ago, and the Obama
administration pulled it back perhaps to avoid torpedoing the prisoner swap and the
completion of the nuclear deal, this clearly demonstrates government withholding of
critical information (Sanger 2).Employing pathos to create empathy with those that
have custody of the Americans, and ethos as Secretary of State, John Kerry called them,
unjustly detained. Nevertheless, Kerry pursued this initiative in separate, secret talks
that did not include those involved in the nuclear deal: Mr. Kerry suggested that the
nuclear deal had broken the cycle of hostility (pathos), enabling the secret negotiations
that led up to the hostage swap (logos) (Sanger 2).
In this case of secrecy, lies did not necessarily play a part. Yes, the Obama
administration withheld the fact that they were going to negotiate a prisoner swap after
Iran met the terms of the deal, allowing the administration to finally lift sanctions.
Nevertheless, Iran has always known that the US government has the power to increase
sanctions had the Iranians refused to cooperate or not; which gives us the basis for
secrecy: lack of trust on both sides.
To conclude, The New York Times did a poor job at providing accuracy about the deal,
stating for many months that the accord had been signed when members of the Obama
administration stated the opposite. Even the Presidents own statements used rhetorical
appeals to persuade his audience and congress into approving the deal. These truths,
and his presidential track record, alter global culture in a way that allow him to
influence a mass group of people into seeing situations and ideas from his perspective.
Obama supported the use of secrecy in the deal because, as the President, he has
knowledge of all that involves national security; strategically choosing to ignore the
Iranian arrest of the Americans to secure that Iran follow the guidelines of the deal.
Secrecy, inaccurate statements, and rhetorical appeals used by all parties created a
biased dialogue, regardless of the stance taken, and impacted the way that the world
views information given by the American government and top media sources.
“House Goes on Record against Iran Nuclear Deal.” Aljazeera America. The Associated Press, 11
Sept. 2015. Web. 02 May 2016.
Aronoff, Roger. “Iranian Nuclear Deal Is a Catastrophic Hoax.” Accuracy In Media. Accuracy in
Media, 24 Dec. 2015. Web. 02 May 2016.
Frifield, Julia. “Reply From State Regarding JCPOA.” Letter to Mike Pompeo. 19 Nov. 2015.
United States Department of State, 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 2 May 2016.
Forbes. “The World’s Most Powerful People List.” The World’s Most Powerful People. Forbes
Magazine. Web. 02 May 2016.
Landler, Mark. “How Obama’s Undercover Statecraft Secured Three Major Accords.” The New
York Times. The New York Times, 19 Dec. 2014. Web. 02 May 2016.
Obama, Barack. “Remarks by the President on the Iran Nuclear Deal.” The White House. Office
of the Press Secretary, 05 Aug. 2015. Web. 02 May 2016.
Sanger, David E., and Andrew E. Kramer. “Iran Hands Over Stockpile of Enriched Uranium to
Russia.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 28 Dec. 2015. Web. 02 May 2016.
Sanger, David E. “Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted.” The New York
Times. The New York Times, 16 Jan. 2016. Web. 02 May 2016.
Shafer, Jack. “America’s Secret Fetish.” Columbia Journalism Review (2013): 50-54. FIU
Libraries. Web. 2 May 2016.
How We Know What We Know Final Essay Assignment
[ ] Length: 1,000-word Wiki (approximately four pages, double-spaced).
[ ] Use a minimum of 5 sources.
[ ] Use at least one scholarly source.
[ ] Back up your claims with facts and expert opinions that are cited.
[ ] Use MLA for your citation.
I. To give you the opportunity to use the critical perspective to
analyze a recent world event.
a) What happened?
b) How was the trajectory of this event shaped by various information
c) Who did the event affect? And how did the event affect them?
4. The public from countries around the world:
d) How did the public get the information?
e) Was the information authentic and credible?
f) How might have the information been influenced, manipulated or
g) What assumptions can you challenge?
II. To give you the opportunity to use much of what youve
learned this semester.
a) The rhetorical triangle:
1. How does the rhetorical triangle apply in your analysis?
2. How was rhetoric used to shape and convey the event?
b) How was the information created, harvested, conveyed, and used?
c) What role did secrecy and revelation play in this event?
1. Who is keeping secrets?
2. Whos penetrating secrets?
3. Whos manipulating information?
4. Was there an example of how lies protect secrets or how secrets
d) What role did intellectual property play in this event?
e) What role did the freedom of information or suppression play in this
III. To help you better understand how people, movements and
technology alter global cultures.
a) How did the following entities influence this event?
1. A person:
2. A movement:
3. A technology:
b) How did the following entities alter global culture?
1. A person:
2. A movement:
3. A technology:
c) What does it all mean on a global level?
d) How do any (or all) of those bring desirable or undesirable change?
a) Is your Wiki well-structured and organized?
b) Do you use images, videos, and media to support and illustrate your thesis?
1. Overall Quality of Wiki
(1-50: 10 poor, 35 fair, 50 Pulitzer)
2. Use of Images, Videos, and Media
(1-50: 10 poor, 35 fair, 50 vibrant)
3. Critical Thinking
(1-50: 10 poor, 35 fair, 50 brilliant)
4. Arguments/Assertions are Logical
(1-50: 10 illogical, 35 acceptable, 50 Socratic)
5. Analysis of Event
(1-50: 10 poor, 35 fair, 50 definitive)
6. Use of Readings, Concepts in Framing the Event
(1-50: 10 marginal, 35 acceptable, 50 masterful)
7. How Person, Movement, or Technology Influenced Event
(1-50: 10 marginal, 35 fair, 50 brilliant)
8. Use of Sources; at Least One Scholarly
(1-50: 10 poor, 35 acceptable, 50 PhD)
Rev. G. Pearson 09/18/2016
#Me Too Movement
2017 was one of the most disastrous years in the history of Hollywood. For a long time, there
have been accusations that individuals holding senior positions in Hollywood have been taking
advantage of their positions to exploit female personalities in the industry sexually. For example,
a film producer may want sexual favors from a woman in exchange for an opportunity to play a
role in a film. Besides, the individuals may make sexual gestures and statements against the
female characters in a manner that may be embarrassed or belittle the persons involved. Most of
the targets of these acts are female professionals who are seeking professional accomplishment
in Hollywood. In most cases, victims of sexual abuse, out of fear of job loss, decide to keep the
problems away from the public. The much publicized sexual misconduct allegations against
Harvey Weinstein led to the creation of a chain of accusations against several personalities in
Hollywood. Harvey Weinstein, had, before this revelation, been one of the most successful and
respected producers in Hollywood. However, the revelations by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth
Paltrow, Ashley Judd that he had inappropriate sexual misconducts against them lifted the lid on
the rot in Hollywood (Bates n.p.). The me too’ movement is a classical demonstration that many
people are suffering from certain issues or held hostage to certain practices and individuals yet
they fail to share the same with others.
There are many groups of people who have been adversely affected by the me too’ movement.
The primary group that was affected by this event was the business organizations in Hollywood.
The revelations of sexual misconduct among directors and producers and other powerful players
in the industry had adverse effects on the reputation of certain media houses. For example, Kevin
Spacey had become the face of popular Netflix Television series, The House of Cards. However,
during this period, Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by an actor by the name
Antony Rapp. The accusation dealt a heavy blow on Netflix (Cooney n.p.). Kevin Spacey had
become very popular with the audience, but now they had no option but to terminate the contract
with him. In this way, Netflix lost a valuable asset who had played a critical role in the
improving quality of the company’s products. In the same way, when allegations surfaced against
Harvey Weinstein, his company had to let him go. The company will miss his skills and talent.
Whichever way, the me too movement’ has had terrible effects on the business organizations.
Apart from businesses, individual careers have been destroyed as a result of the allegations that
were leveled against them. Ordinarily, organizations have standards of behavior that they expect
their employees to respect. No organization would like to be linked to individuals who have been
accused of committing such crimes, and in that way, some prominent individuals lost their jobs.
Some of the individuals who were adversely mentioned in the me too movement’ and went
ahead to lose their jobs included Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Roy Price and Gerrison
Keilor among other personalities (Mannas n.p.).
Social media played a critical role in bringing these issues to the attention of the public. In 2017,
actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter and encouraged the use of the phrase me too’ on twitter
when she indicated that she had she had also been a victim of sexual abuse from Harvey
Weinstein. From this time, a lot of personalities in the media fraternity came up openly and
stated that they had been victims of sexual abuse. In the recent past, social media has been a
critical tool in communication among people from different corners of the world (Kietzman et al
242). Traditionally, individuals would have to go through the mainstream media to make their
plight known to the public. However, like it was in the me too’ movement, social media
platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have been critical in providing people with an
opportunity to share their ideas, grievances and a wide range of issues with the public.
The authenticity of information has always been an issue of major concern. That has been made
worse by the fact that cyberbullying and fake news are on the rise. In this manner, it is usually
necessary to carry out a critical examination of the reliability and authenticity of the information
that surfaced on the various social media platforms (Williams n.p.). In this case, while the nature
of the sexual abuses may not be very clear, it is essential to note that it is not in vain that most
personalities came out openly to proclaim the problems that they faced in the industry. Some
accused persons have also accepted that something happened between them and their accusers.
It is important to appreciate the role that technology has played in the promotion of the me too’
movement. Without technological platforms such as Twitter, it is difficult to see the manner in
which the movement could have had the effects that it has had in the world. Twitter had allowed
individuals to access information in real time and that influenced the spread of the movement in
Globally, sexual harassments are still rampant. Many people, especially women, are still
suffering from acts of sexual harassment from men. At a time when people have information
regarding respect for human rights and dignity of persons, it is surprising that these cases are still
exceedingly rampant. It is incredibly vital also note that some of the individuals who are
perpetuating these offenses are senior people in the society upon whom the young people rely as
role models. That is a situation that presents incredible damages to the moral fabrics of the
society. It calls for the development of drastic measures that would reverse this trend and restore
the dignity and respect for the rights of other people.
In conclusion, the me too’ movement highlighted some of the underlying problems that hinder
the development of the modern society. It is a shame that in the contemporary generation, cases
and instances of sexual harassment are still rampant and are impacting negatively on the
contemporary age. However, it is also necessary to note that a lot of people have not come out to
openly discuss some of these issues. From this movement, it is evident that sharing information
is a way of discouraging these unwanted habits from the society.
Cooney, Samantha. Here Are All the Public Figures Whove Been Accused of Sexual
Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein. Time. (2018)
Bates, Daniel. Ronan Farrow says innocent men could become ‘casualties’ of false sex assault
allegations if the MeToo pendulum ‘swings too far’. Daily mail. December 2017.
Mannas, Billy. Has the me too movement gone too far? Elephant Journal. 8th December
Williams, Janice. After Exposing Weinstein, Ronan Farrow Cautions Innocent Men Could
Become ‘Causalities’ Of #Me too Movement.: Newsweek. December 2017.
Kietzmann, Jan H., et al. “Social media? Get serious! Understanding the functional building
blocks of social media.” Business horizons 54.3 (2011): 241-251.
The purpose of this assignment is three-fold:
1. To demonstrate your knowledge of a proper thesis statement
2. To assist you in the construction of a proper thesis statement
3. To complete a draft thesis statement for your final paper
Start by reviewing the final essay assignment and the Power Point on doing a thesis
statement under Lecture Slides/Notes/Videos. Select an event with global impact that
occurred between October 1, 2017, and February 22, 2018. Remember that your essay
will not be about the event, but how we know what we know about the event.
Next, craft your thesis statement. It should be brief, between 1-4 sentences. This is the
most important, and in some ways most difficult part of the final essay. We have given
you a separate assignment just on the thesis to make sure you get it right. Next, briefly
answer the following questions about your thesis statement. Your answers should be a
total of about 250 words.
1. How does the thesis statement tell your reader how you interpret the event?
2. How does the thesis statement provide a road map to where you are going in the
3. Can the thesis be disputed? Provide a pro/con response to your thesis.
4. A thesis consists of two parts: a topic, …
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