Looking for unethical speeches?
August 21, 2014 3:25 PM Subscribe
I'm preparing an assignment for college freshmen in a public speaking class that involves analyzing speeches, particularly looking at how ethical the speaker is (i.e. Did she fairly represent the content of her cited sources? Do his arguments make sense, or does he use fallacious reasoning to lead his audience to false conclusions?)
posted by Pater Aletheias to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My colleagues and I are still floating several possible angles, but now we are searching for speeches that most reasonable people would consider unethical or dishonest in some key ways. It could be in one section, or it could be a flaw present through the entire speech. Ideally, the speeches we use will have video or audio available, as well as transcripts. What unethical speeches do you know of that we might consider?