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Argument Credibility

Find a link to an online video or print news and select a story in which claims are made and note the story title and source name. Answer the following questions for this link.

What claim are being made?
Do the claim conflict with someone's personal observations?
What background information do you have about the claim?
What is the expertise of the author, if any?
Is the author biased and untrustworthy, or unbiased and trustworthy?

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Information war key to U.S. Pakistan strategy: envoy Author: Paul Eckert, Asian correspondent (Reuters.com)

The claim made in this article is concerning how to beat the Taliban in Pakistan. Other than military action, a key strategy has to be information. This effort is not necessarily to put out information from the Pakistani government or the United States, but instead to ...

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Find a link to an online video or print news and select a story in which claims are made and note the story title and source name. Answer the following questions for this link.

What claim are being made?
Do the claim conflict with someone's personal observations?
What background information do you have about the claim?
What is the expertise of the author, if any?
Is the author biased and untrustworthy, or unbiased and trustworthy?

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