CMN 3105: Lecture #2 Sept 12 2012
Involves speech and argument citizens exchanging ideas.
Media allows people to share ideas not decide on one decision compromises. Media allows and facilitates
exchange of ideas.
Public deliberation also allows us to measure
The media helps to endorse a consequentialist ethic
Public deliberation also allows us to measure the efficient of competing proposals by how well they will
succeed in promoting the good life
Rhetoric is apart of the media the right choice of words and rhetorical eloquence is needed to become a
good member of the media/ presidents etc. Ex: I have a dream speech Martin Luther King people will tune
out if you do not use persuasion persuasion is used for a good reason such as uniting or liberating a group
but can also be used to mislead.
Persuasion helps you gain merit.
Using rhetoric that brings truth forward “epideitic rhetoric”
Mass media provides a forum for an open adversial review of