Same sex marriage no longer a political issue
Many political campaigns use topics from global warming to creating jobs, but according to one writer on CNN.com, there is one topic that seems to have less of an impact in their campaigns. In an editorial page on CNN.com, Leigh Ann Caldwell did a short piece on how same-sex marriage is no longer a political issue. This article has a wide illustration of ethos, pathos, and logos, and will be defined although not used very well. This page was intended for a broad audience to show that gay rights have changed in the past five to ten years and are no longer the center of any political campaign.
Ethically speaking, I do not see where Leigh Ann Caldwell was biased in any way during this article. I believe she stated both sides, although the article was a little unclear and got off subject about mid-way through. In an attempt to help her ethos in this article, Caldwell should have included her creditability to speak about same sex marriage and why it is no longer a political issue. This article Caldwell wrote had many quotes that were very unclear and any reader could be unsure if these quotes were part of this discussion or part of something irrelevant to the topic. “The biggest fallout might be more about President Obama’s use of executive action to push his agenda rather than the issue itself.” (Caldwell, NP). “Just like during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the stakes involved in this generation’s struggle for LGBT equality could not be higher,” Holder said Saturday. “As attorney general, I will not let this department be simply a bystander during this important moment in history.” (Caldwell, NP). I think if she would edit her credibility, then more readers would have been more likely to care about what she was saying.
Having emotion while reading a news article is one reason why topics of discussion are brought to the public, because the public care and have feelings towards the topic…