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  1. Yellow Rain:Radiolaband the Acoustics of Strategic Maneuvering.Justin Eckstein - 2014 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 3 (1):35-56.
    The critically acclaimed WNYC program Radiolab found itself embroiled in a controversy for its recent podcast segment “Yellow Rain.” The intent of the segment was to indict the Reagan administration’s dubious pretenses for labeling yellow rain a chemical weapon. But Radiolab’s interview with survivor and historian Eng Yang took a harsh turn and concluded with one of Radiolab’s hosts, Robert Krulwich calling Yang’s experience hearsay. This essay uses the “Yellow Rain” controversy to highlight two important features of argumentation in the (...)
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  • Metaphor as Rhetoric: Newspaper Op/Ed Debate of the Prelude to the 2003 Iraq War.Ahmed Sahlane - 2013 - Critical Discourse Studies 10 (2):154-171.
    The present study examines how the build-up to the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003 was metaphorically constructed in pro- and anti-war newspaper opinion/editorial discourse. Drawing on methodological insights from critical discourse analysis and pragma-dialectical argumentation theory, the fallacious discussion used in the pro-war op/eds to build up a ‘moral/legal case’ for war on Iraq, based on adversarial argumentation, is problematised. An investigation of how the US official perspective about the ‘legitimacy’ of attacking Iraq has managed forcefully to creep (...)
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