Op-ed Articles

Everyone on the internet has their two cents they want to put in regarding current events. With Trump now being in office, most of the articles I found were about Trump or relating to politics. I hate hearing about politics but with all the opinion articles online I couldn’t seem to get away from them. Since I couldn’t get away from them, 2 articles I found had pretty funny titles so I decided to just roll with it.

Surviving four years of Trump’s huge ego and incurious mind by David Horsey

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Although this article discussed a serious matter that will affect us all (and each person differently) I thought this was a humorous article. He talks about different things that Trump has said and what he hopes the next four years will be like with Trump as our president.

Many people think that many things can go wrong with having Donald Trump as our president. “How bad will it be?” the writer asks. Well he hopes it’ll be an uncomfortable embarrassment, comparing it to that drunk uncle who grabs the microphone during a toast and won’t let it go. Trying to boost his own ego, Trump claims he worked harder in this election than any candidate has ever worked and that his win was so huge that the electoral maps displayed “a sea of Republican red with just a few tiny dots of Democratic blue.”

This article appeals to me because it is witty and pokes fun at Donald Trump, a man who I really don’t like. I don’t think the article is too biased. It’s main goal is to poke fun at Trump and things he has said rather than give facts. It has done this in a way that it has actually made me enjoy reading a news related article. Based on the fact that I got through the whole article without wanting to run away from it, I think this article was very successful.

In Trump’s mind, it’s always ‘really sunny.’ And that’s terrifying. by Dana Milbank

Right away, this article got me interested in reading on. She opens with the part of Donald Trump’s rant at his inauguration where he spoke about the weather.

Trump goes on to say,

“It was almost raining,” the new president told CIA workers in Langley, recounting his inaugural address, “but God looked down and he said, we’re not going to let it rain on your speech. In fact, when I first started, I said, oh, no. The first line, I got hit by a couple of drops. And I said, oh, this is too bad, but we’ll go right through it. But the truth is that it stopped immediately. It was amazing. And then it became really sunny. And then I walked off and it poured right after I left. It poured.”

Immediately I’m thinking, “Why Donald Trump? Why we do we care?” After reading the next paragraph, the title of this article becomes funnier to me. The writer says that it started to rain and become overcast yet Trump declared that it was “really sunny.” Similar to the first article, I think this one has the same amount of biased and is on the same spectrum of liking/disliking Trump. They wrote this to make it sound like Donald Trump is an idiot (which is true) and therefore making the next 4 years potentially really terrifying with having him in charge.

52 Best Places to Go in 2017 by multiple writers

As you’re able to tell from the title, this is definitely an opinion based article because everyone who reads this is not going to agree with every place to travel to as one of the “best places” for traveling.

Just by scrolling through and not reading the article, I think it is a successful piece right away. They have beautiful high quality photographs of each place on their list and by images alone it makes me want to consider going there (if only I had the money to). Since this is strictly opinion based I would say this list is biased. However this piece is also successful because they have descriptions of why you should visit each place. Each description is long enough to describe why you should go but short enough where they won’t lose my attention. This post is trustworthy because they have external links to specific things they talk about for each place.

 

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