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Persuasive Speeches: Persuasive: "War Press Reporting - Responsibility vs. Realism" (5 min)


Word Count: 1098
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This presentation questions the responsibilities of the press during war time debating whether or not reports that blur the truth while lifting the morale of the nation are justified and arguing instead that the press have a responsibility to deliver the truth rather than propaganda.  It makes direct references to present coverage of the war on Iraq.  The speech optionally includes quotations by George Orwell, James Fenimore Cooper and Joseph Pulitzer.  (As with all Speechforyou.com persuasive speeches the arguments and ideas put forward are not necessarily those of the company and are only made available for debating and academic public speaking purposes.)

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Is it the responsibility of the press to uphold our national morale, inspiring pride for our forces with heroic headlines or does a reporter’s responsibility begin and end with the delivery of the ************ ****** *** ********* *** **** ** ***** *** ******* ****** ******* ** **** ** ******** *** ** **** **** **** **** ***** ** **** ***** ****** ** ******* ** *** ***** **** *** ** ********* *********** *** ******* *** ********** ******* ** *** ****** *** *** ****** *** ****** ** ***** ** ****** *** **** *********** *** ********* ** *** *********** **** ***** ** **** ********** ******** ******* *** *********** *** ***** ********* *********

There is an old saying that “the first casualty of war is truth” – and coverage of ***** *** **** ***** ****** **** ********* ** ****** ********* ** *** ******** ** ******** ****** ************ *** ****** ** ***** ********* ******** ***** ***** ****** ** **** **** *** * ***** **** ******* ** *** ********* ****** * *** **** **** *********** * ***** ******* ** *********** ********** ****** ***** *** ******** ** ********** ******** ******** **** *** ************

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Patriotism, at its best, offers individuals a communal identity and a connection with their country of ****** ****** ***** ********* ******** *** ********** ***** *** ******** **** *** ************ ** *** *********** ** ***** ** *** ***** ** ********* *** ********** *********** ** ******* *** **** ** ***** ********** ******** ** *** ***** ** ****************** ** ******* *** ******* *** ***** ***** *** ******** ***** ***** **** *** ************ *** **** ** ***** *** ********** **** **** *** ** ********** ******* ****** ****** ****** ** ********* ***** **** *** ***** ** ******* ***** ** **** **** **** **********

But, Ladies and Gentlemen, our country is at war - not at the Olympics – there **** ** ** **** ****** *** ** ********** ******* * ****** **** ** *** ********** *** ************ ********* ******* ****** * *** ****** ****** ********** **** *** ************ *** ** **** ********* ********* ***** ***** **** ***** *** ******* **** *** *** ************* *** *** *** **** ***** ** ****** ** **** ** ********* **** ***** ****** *********** *** ******* *** ************* * ** **** ***** *** ************ ***** **** *** ******** ** **** ********** **** *** ****** ** *** ** **** ***** ****** ** **** ** **** ** **** ** ** **** ** ***** **** **** ******** ***** ****** *** ***** ** *** *********** **** ** ******* *** ******* **** *********** ** ** * *** ********** ************** ** ****** ** **** ** **** *********** * ********* *** ***** * ** **** *** ** ******* *** ** *************** *** **** ** ******* **** ***** *** ***** **** ***** *****


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