Evaluate the statements listed below. For each one:
Review the steps for
basic examination of the source and the characteristics of a trusted source.
Then, consider the
following claims while asking the question, “Can I trust this person to be
telling me the truth or even to know the truth?”
For each of these
claims, state whether or not you believe the source to be trustworthy.
Explain your answer,
making certain to use the terminology and information from this lesson. Be
1. Salesclerk to customer trying on a sports
jacket: “That looks great on you.”
2. Republican political commentator: The $787
billion Obama stimulus package is a flop.”
3. Person under arrest to police investigator
after hearing that if he implicates others he will receive a lighter sentence:
“Well, there was Johnnie; it was his idea in the first place.”
4. Candidate interviewing for a job: “I have
a college degree and three years of experience.”
5. Coworker to new employee: “Everybody uses
his or her office computer to play fantasy football.”
6. Best friend: “You really need to do
something about how much you drink at parties.”
Write a 1–2-page paper in Word format.