Using the 8 elements of reasoning that were outlined in week 2 (Purpose, problem, information, concepts, assumptions, inferences, points of view, implications or consequences) choose a news article and break it down according to those elements. You will also describe how each of the 8 intellectual standards (clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness) were used or not used in the article, supported by an example. The conclusion of your paper will then need to describe how you feel the article is biased. Please be sure to include the URL for the article that you have chosen. Your response should be at least 500 words.
Note** This assignment is not asking you to analyze a story. You need to analyze the presentation of the story. For example, examine the purpose the news media has in publishing the story… don’t examine the purpose of the story. In another example, in examining bias, find any logical fallacies in the publishing of the story, not the story itself. We are critically examining whether or not we should believe everything we see or read. Is the news media pushing an agenda, selling an idea or product? This is your task. Ask questions, if you are not sure.