An example of newspaper article critiques that is a recent political contention or argument can be the article written by Joan Vennochi entitled ‘Bush Winning the Political War’. This item appeared at the Opinion section of the Boston. com News (http://www. boston. com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/05/06/bush_winning_the_political_war/). It is obvious that what the author had to do in order to attract readers was to give a blunt, eye-catching statement regarding President Bush: “President Bush doesn’t know how to win the ground war in Iraq.
But he does know how to win the political war at home over Iraq” (Vennochi 2007). The use of eye-catching lines and statements attract the readers and keep them from ignoring the pages. It affects content with the need to display facts and incidents that prove the basic argument, which can be stated as follows: Bush loses the ground war over Iraq but wins the political war over the American public. For the author, the ground of the political world only resides at home.
What matters in the political arena is the support and strength of the countrymen, so that when it comes to the political war over Iraq, the author is giving a presumption that what the American government should do is to make sure the American troops in Iraq are not hurt—not that there is a timetable for withdrawal, which only suggests that America is on the verge of giving up. Vennochi is like saying that Bush only wants money.
For Bush, it is mission accomplished, but for Vennochi, the incident is very far from it. Vennochi has used research, convincing statements, and strong supporting details (such as polls, surveys) to back up his argument, and this gives a very convincing conclusion. In fact, it gave me a different, negative opinion on what President Bush really is like, and it has changed my mind on some beliefs I held only previously.
This gives me an impression that the political world works like a movie: Politicians are merely actors that want as much resources as they can accomplish. They get what they want by acting splendidly in front of the camera. Works Cited Vennochi, Joan. Bush Winning the Political War. 6 May 2007. Boston. com News: Opinion. 7 September 2007 <http://www. boston. com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/05/06/bush_winning_the_political_war/>.