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CNN's "Learning Activity" on Bush's address at the U.S. Air Force Academy
http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2004/fyi/news/06/02/learning.bush.speech/ ^ | 6-3-04 | CNN

Posted on 06/04/2004 6:21:41 AM PDT by OXENinFLA

During a commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy, President Bush compared the War on Terror to World War II and cast the Middle East as a critical front akin to wartime Europe. Define the term "rhetoric," and discuss how words can be used as "weapons" and to sway political opinion. Then, examine the choice of words used by President Bush in his speeches pertaining to Iraq and the War on Terror.

Inform students that Bush's address at the U.S. Air Force Academy was the second of six speeches before the June 30 handover of power in Iraq. Yesterday's speech was billed as a follow-up to Bush's address at the Army War College a week ago in which he discussed U.S. intentions for bringing democracy to Iraq.

Next, have students define the term "rhetoric" and discus how words can be used as "weapons" and to sway political opinion. Then, refer student groups to the CNN.com articles below and other resources to examine the choice of words used by President Bush in his speeches pertaining to the new Iraq and the War on Terror. Have students identify the words, phrases and terms that he uses and his target audience. Also, direct students to analyze the meaning of the president's statements and the political messages he is trying to convey to the United States and members of the international community. Direct each team to write a review of the president's remarks to be published in a magazine or newspaper. Then, invite a spokesperson from each team to present the review. After the presentations, have students discuss how Bush is using words as weapons and what he hopes will be gained by his rhetoric.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnnstudentnews.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; boycott; boycottcnn; brainwashing; bushhaters; ccrm; cnn; cnnbias; dnctalkingpoints; mediabias; reeducationcenter; schools
Glad I'm not in this class....
1 posted on 06/04/2004 6:21:42 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: StriperSniper; Mo1; Peach; Howlin; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
Get a load of THIS!!!

2 posted on 06/04/2004 6:23:00 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

"An Obedient Dhimmi Is a Happy Dhimmi! Vote Kerry In '04! Allah Akbar -- !"

3 posted on 06/04/2004 6:25:17 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: OXENinFLA

Some may call me over the edge for saying this ... But these people are a bunch of Commies


4 posted on 06/04/2004 6:28:43 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: OXENinFLA

What the...? Are you kidding me? CNN's just bursting with objectivity today. Did they post any links to Joseph Goebbels bio for the kids to see where Bush learned his technique? Maybe they could photoshop him onto a tall balcony, watching goose stepping troops pass in review. Sheesh.


5 posted on 06/04/2004 6:29:51 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (ICDC = I Can't Do Crap)
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To: Mo1; Steel Wolf

Yeah, I should have put a "BARF ALERT" on this one....


6 posted on 06/04/2004 6:35:26 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Steel Wolf
CNN News Directors, Annual Picnic


7 posted on 06/04/2004 6:37:02 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: OXENinFLA

I believe this is called "indoctrination".


8 posted on 06/04/2004 6:39:04 AM PDT by Fintan (A little more Muscatel with your Rice-A-Roni, my pet?)
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To: OXENinFLA
God, I wish this was a joke.

Unbelievable!

9 posted on 06/04/2004 6:42:13 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: Mo1

Nah, you're not over the edge, they are.


10 posted on 06/04/2004 6:46:45 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: OXENinFLA

UnFReepingbelievable!

The LIEberal lamestream media at it again! The Communist News Network hard at work indoctrinating the feeble-minded.

One can only hope that one of the students calls attention to their bogus assignment.


11 posted on 06/04/2004 6:57:22 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: *CCRM; =Intervention=; adam_az; an amused spectator; bert; BlessedBeGod; Blue Screen of Death; ...
Define the term "rhetoric," and discuss how words can be used as "weapons" and to sway political opinion.

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12 posted on 06/04/2004 7:01:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (If I see one more "Help Me With My Homework" thread...)
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To: OXENinFLA

INTREP - INDOCTRINATION ALERT


13 posted on 06/04/2004 7:11:59 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: martin_fierro
Astounded at what I found following the link, I zipped off the following e-mail to Rush. Hopefully he can give this wider coverage:

Rush,
Earlier this week you mildly defended CNN as sometimes getting it right. Well, their new-found "fair and balanced" act maybe an attempt to salvage their sagging ratings, but the following link proves their bias and desire to shape the views of their future market -- the "youts" of America (found on FreeRepublic.com BTW):

http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2004/fyi/news/06/02/learning.bush.speech/

The "learning activity" asks students to analyze Bush's speech at the Air Force academy and then "define the term 'rhetoric' and discuss how words can be used as 'weapons' and to sway political opinion." The activity then asks the students to analyze other Bush pronouncements on Iraq and the War on Terror (using the handy-dandy links to CNN articles) and work in teams to create presentations. Then, "after the presentations, have students discuss how Bush is using words as weapons and what he hopes will be gained by his rhetoric."

Rush, this would be funny if it wasn't so SCARY! One wonders how many educators use the cnnstudentnews.cnn.com site to "create" lesson plans for them? Just more proof that parents need to know what is being taught to their children.

14 posted on 06/04/2004 7:14:29 AM PDT by reegs
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To: KellyAdmirer
Nah, you're not over the edge, they are.

Years ago my neighbor and I were talking with her son and his friend one night .. back when they were in high school

The topic turned to Fidel Castro and the son's friend says he didn't see anything wrong with communists and how he his teacher told their class all about it. That he thought it was a pretty good deal that they took care of people.

WELL .. after picking our jaws up from the ground .. my friend and I set the record straight with this kid and gave him a whole knew education about what the commies are really like

I ended by saying to him .. if communism is sooooooo great .. then why are people risking their lives to get out of those countries

15 posted on 06/04/2004 7:20:47 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: OXENinFLA

The ACLU should immediately force CNN to provide a similar "Learning Activity" involving Kerry speeches.


16 posted on 06/04/2004 7:20:57 AM PDT by edweena
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To: reegs
Then, "after the presentations, have students discuss how Bush is using words as weapons and what he hopes will be gained by his rhetoric."

That's one line that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end!

17 posted on 06/04/2004 7:21:51 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
OMG!!! This really is too much. They just don't get it, do they?

I emailed it to Fox News. They might be able to have some fun with it. They LOVE to ridicule the ridiculous CNN.

18 posted on 06/04/2004 7:27:18 AM PDT by PLK
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To: PLK

Thanks, I hope this get more media attention.

(I won't hold my breath for CNN to cover it.)


19 posted on 06/04/2004 7:28:34 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

I swear...if civil war comes to this country (and I pray that it isn't), I'm going for the media types first. These b@stards need to pay!


20 posted on 06/04/2004 7:29:45 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: OXENinFLA

CNN got an email earful from me last night about this. Glad it got posted on FR.

Prairie


21 posted on 06/04/2004 7:30:26 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The RATS must turn to a cheating, lying, perjurist/rapist to try to save their candidate. Bwahahaha!)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

"I swear...if civil war comes to this country (and I pray that it isn't), I'm going for the media types first. These b@stards need to pay!"

That's the part these "journalists" don't get. Whether it's civil war or islamofascist invasion, they will be the first to go. They are so self-important, they can't see it.


22 posted on 06/04/2004 7:35:42 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: OXENinFLA

I e-mailed them and asked if they did the same with AlGore's MoveOn speech and Dean's scream. Do you think I 'll hear back from them?


23 posted on 06/04/2004 7:38:41 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("Proud to be an American")
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To: OXENinFLA
Dear CNN--you are worse than this guy.


24 posted on 06/04/2004 7:45:44 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Do you think I 'll hear back from them?

From Cnn, no. But I'd expect that you'll now get e-mails from MoveOn and Gore. };)

25 posted on 06/04/2004 7:47:45 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
Notice how they convenietly don't use the word political when referring to rhetoric, and they conveniently use Bush's name, instead the generic and correct word 'politician'.

This is not a class on politics, but an indoctrination. It should be labeled: G.O.P./BUSH HATE 101.

26 posted on 06/04/2004 7:52:24 AM PDT by Chieftain (To all who serve and support those who serve - thank you!)
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To: OXENinFLA

lunch Bump...


27 posted on 06/04/2004 9:50:23 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Sorry. I have first crack at them. You can do a Kerry on the injured survivors.


28 posted on 06/04/2004 10:12:11 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberalism is a Hate Crime)
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To: martin_fierro
"Define the term "rhetoric," and discuss how words can be used as "weapons" and to sway political opinion."

How incredibly cynical and especially true of Arab media , BBC and CNN.

Perhaps CNN is telling us even more about themselves.

From the breathtakingly unimpassioned cable network.

29 posted on 06/04/2004 10:13:56 AM PDT by Helms (Al Gore Has No Core + A Lost Soul In a Political Fishbowl)
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To: PA Engineer

Not to worry, there's plenty to go around...


30 posted on 06/04/2004 12:21:37 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Helms

Trust has to be earned and frankly CNN isn't to be trusted; see my tagline.

31 posted on 06/06/2004 10:21:54 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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