In this discussion, you will be discussing and interpreting a recent political ad entitled “Mourning in America,” which was produced by The Lincoln Project, a political action committee (PAC). If you are not familiar with the group, take a moment to research it, as that context will add to your understanding and interpretation. You can click here to view the ad.
As you watch “Mourning in America”, think carefully about how this political advertisement compares and contrasts with Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” ad, in terms of its rhetorical methods as well as its overall message. You will be asked to comment on three specific rhetorical elements, so decide which ones stand out most to you and take careful notes on those to prepare for the discussion.
https://youtu.be/CGDGk0sNhFU (Morning in America ad)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_yG_-K2MDo&feature=youtu.be (Mourning in America ad)