With the use of diction, irony and syntax, the media depicts the House of Representatives (Republican controlled) as one that hinders the nation from progressing to prosperity. In an article about the Government shutdown, Annie Lowrey a writer of the New York Times said that "...the intransigence of House Republicans would take a bite out of fourth-quarter growth, which will affect employment, business earnings and borrowing costs. The ripple from Washington will be felt around the globe" to show the viciousness of these hard-liner Republicans (Lowrey). By using the animalistic diction "bite out of fourth-quarter growth", Lowrey portrays the Republicans as animals and cannibalists which bite ...
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Lowrey, Annie, and Nathaniel Popper. "Gridlock Has Cost U.S. Billions, and the Meter Is Still Running." The New York Times. The New York Times, 16 Oct. 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
"Shutdown dampens enthusiasm for some prospective feds." Washington Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
Weisman, Jonathan, and Jeremy Peters. "Government Shuts Down in Budget Impasse." The New York Times. The New York Times, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.
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