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A blunt, fearful rant: Trump's UN speech left presidential norms in the dust | The Guardian
> With Tuesday’s address, however, Trump punched yawning holes in his own would-be doctrine, singling out enemies, expressing horror at their treatment of their people and threatening interference to the point of annihilation.
trump  rhetoric  politics  rhetorical_situation 
september 2017 by mcmorgan
Hurricane Harvey Exposes Trump's Empathy Deficit - The Atlantic
A shot at the rhetorical situation, but a miss. The Atlantic does rhetorical analysis.
rhetoric  politics  rhetorical_situation 
august 2017 by mcmorgan
The Week When President Trump Resigned - The New York Times
Once more into the rhetorical situation - how Trump deals with the social demand for speech.

> On Tuesday he “relinquished what presidents from Roosevelt to Reagan have regarded as a cardinal duty of their job: set a moral course to unify the nation,” wrote The Times’s Mark Landler, in what was correctly labeled a news analysis and not an opinion column. Landler’s assessment, echoed by countless others, was as unassailable as it was haunting, and it was prompted in part by Trump’s perverse response to a question that it’s hard to imagine another president being asked: Did he place the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., on the same “moral plane” as those who showed up to push back at them?

> A soft coup against a cuckoo: It confirmed how impotent Trump had become.
trump  politics  rhetoric  rhetorical_situation 
august 2017 by mcmorgan
President Trump must go - The Washington Post
Significant because it doesn’t call for Trump's resignation.
rhetorical_situation  politics  trump 
august 2017 by mcmorgan
Why is Trump reluctant to condemn white supremacy? It’s his racism — and his megalomania. - The Washington Post
More consideration of the rhetorical situation of Trump's Many Sides statement.

> There is a reason we generally want our presidents to speak out against racism against African Americans amid outbreaks of racial strife and violence. They are well positioned to remind the nation of our founding creed, and of our most conspicuous betrayal of it — of the historically unique experience of African Americans as targets of centuries of violent subjugation, as well as sustained domestic terrorism and deeply ingrained racism, which continues today.
rhetoric  trump  rhetorical_situation 
august 2017 by mcmorgan
Donald Trump under fire after failing to denounce Virginia white supremacists
This account makes it clear that Trump mis-used the rhetorical moment. Didn't just miss the opportunity to condemn white supremacists but used it to normalize racism. This is not a rhetorically innocent move.

> The president said he condemned “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” on Saturday. He then repeated the phrase “on many sides” for emphasis. A White House spokesperson later amplified the president’s remarks, telling the Guardian: “The president was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides. There was violence between protesters and counter-protesters today.”

> But there was strong reaction to Trump’s refusal to denounce far-right extremists who had marched through the streets carrying flaming torches, screaming racial epithets and setting upon their opponents.
politics  rhetoric  trump  efficacy  rhetorical_situation 
august 2017 by mcmorgan
Mainstreaming Vids
The OP argues that there's nothing wrong with vids reaching a wider audience than they were originally intended for, and that there are not inherent differences in the way a fan and non-fan react to a vid. Not everyone in the comments agrees with xir.
ecology  rhetorical_situation 
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Boy Kissing: NO GOOD
That title's pretty misleading--it isn't some anti-slash thing; it's someone (who claims not to know much about vidding) trying to articulate why a particular vid wrecked her suspension of disbelief. Several theories are put forth in the comments.
feedback  rhetorical_situation 
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Vidding as Cultural Narrative
This link actually goes to five short papers, but the relevant one is Louisa Stein's, which compares vidding and machinima in terms of transformativity and argues that the way vids are chosen for study and exemplification isn't necessarily transformative.
ecology  rhetorical_situation  machinima 
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Licensing for Fanworks?
In 2007, Microsoft released some sort of licensing thing for machinima, and the OP is wondering how good/productive/useful such a thing would be for other forms of fan media.
rhetorical_situation  machinima 
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Vidding as Video Art?
Talks about the disconnect between the vidding world and the "art" world, as well as how a vid's meaning changes when it's taken out of its original (fannish) context and put in an "art" context. There's lots of interesting stuff in the comments, too.
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Vidding and Art
The poster is responding to another person's post (that I can't access) about an art show that includes a piece of video art that's very much like a vid, and wondering what, if anything, that might mean for fannish vidders. No comments, unfortunately.
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Music in/on Television
The whole entry isn't relevant, but the part that is is a short argument that vids can be transformative for the songs, as well as clips, used in them. The first comment thread is also relevant, but the rest of the comments are on other stuff.
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Are Vids Automatically Transformative?
I feel a little weird putting this one up here, since its author is responding to YOU specifically, but here it is anyway. It's a discussion of how much a vid needs to be changed from its source material in order to be considered transformative works.
may 2012 by vid_discourse
Complexity, Density, Accessibility
Mostly a chatlog of a conversation about reading levels for vids and the kinds of demands vids can make on their audience.
april 2012 by vid_discourse
Technique, Sentiment, and Dance
A short post on the merits of vids that aren't particularly moving but are technically brilliant. There are only two comments (one from the OP), but they're both substantive.
composing  rhetorical_situation 
april 2012 by vid_discourse
On Translucency in Writing/Vidding
An argument that if one has to give a big explanation of the symbols/hidden meanings in a vid, then that vid has failed. One comment in particular gives a pretty strong opposing view.
april 2012 by vid_discourse
Feedback (Also, Intention, Context, and Why Vid)
Officially a critique of one specific vid, this long post also talks about how to give useful feedback, song choice in vids, conveying the intention of a vid, etc. Also, lots of good comments, including people arguing with the OP.
feedback  ecology  rhetorical_situation 
march 2012 by vid_discourse
Vid Types
A short, sparse post with some examples of how to classify vids based on things like plot and intention. The good stuff is in the comments, where people offer additional classifications and debate back and forth about them.
ecology  rhetorical_situation 
december 2011 by vid_discourse

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