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The Deception of Political PropagandaHave you ever heard a political speech Did you find you self in favor of the speakers idea after his speech sometimes even if you werent before Politicians use political language to make us have a certain felling about something In the following essay I will evaluate some of the political language used by Nixon in his famous Checkers speechNixon starts his speech off by using glittering generalities He states that he never abtained money from anyone and that every dime he used in his election was honestly his Glittering generalities is a type of political propaganda that appeals to our emotions by using words like truth freedom honor liberty loyalty and the American way Through this type of propaganda most people of good will think Nixon is honestly a good personThe next type of propaganda Nixon uses is the plain folks device The Plain Folks Device attempts to win our confidence by appearing to be just like any other normal citizen Nixon attempts this by the following quote about his wife Pat doesnt have a mink coat but she does have a respectable Republican cloth coatThen Nixon tells us a testimonial that depicts him as a common American citizen He tells us that after the election a man had heard Nixon would like to have a dog for his two children One day Nixon went to the post office to pick up a package and it was a dog His six year old daughter named it Checkers Then he stays his children love it and no matter what he isnt goon to give it up Nixon uses this testimonial to depict him as a good American citizenFinally Nixon uses the name calling device to give us an impression of his fouls Nixon uses this device to try to bestow an expression that his foul is only for the rich people He does this by telling his audience a statement made
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