Duringmy research, I listened to a speech that was delivered by PresidentDonald Trump when he was running for the seat. He said that USA hadbecome a dumping site for other countries` problems. As an example,Trump claimed that people who came from Mexico were associated with alot of challenges. They were involved in drug abuse, increased thecrime rates, and most of them were racists. There is no proof forDonald`s claims. However, his audience is likely to think that he istelling the truth because the claims cannot be proven false (Barasch& Berger, 2014). This case is an example of argument fromignorance fallacy (Chomsky, 2014). Based on my examination, I wouldhave redone the speech to make it more logical by presentingstatistical evidence and data to prove my points. The audience wouldthen analyze the latter and come up with their decisions.
Agolden retriever and a woman were featured in a 2014 Chevyadvertisement. A dog named Maddie is shown in many life events of thelady. It is always available and dependable. However, a Chevrolet carappears and words claiming that the car is the best friend for life`sjourney are displayed. This case is an example of an appeal toemotion fallacy (Paolacci & Chandler, 2014). The audience becomesemotional and vulnerable after seeing the relationship between thewoman and the dog. A viewer is likely to opt for the car when he orshe sees the car and the words. I would have redone the commercial bydiscussing the unique features of the car. Viewers would then be ableto understand the vehicle better and decide whether they can buy it.
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