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Media Coursework - Analysis of Article in the Daily Mirror

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Media Coursework The Mirror's article puts across a strong bias straight away with the headline using techniques such as assonance by repeating the 'e' sound in 'speed freak' so that the headline sticks in your head the article makes Henri Paul look like a hooligan by using words like 'freak', 'nut', 'boozer' and 'binges' also the article uses slang terminology like 'nut', 'boozer', and 'knocking back' that aswell as being recognised by the Mirror's audience (classes C2 to E) ...read more.

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The pictures in the Mirror's article show a stunt motorcyclist riding away from what looks like an explosion this is a demeaning picture and portrays him as what they call a 'speed freak' and a 'bike nut'. The other picture shows the smashed up Mercedes after the '90mph tunnel smash' this picture is playing on peoples emotions and the British peoples prejudice and evokes a sense of anger and hatred for the French. ...read more.

Conclusion

Henri Paul is labelled with a lot of adjective tags like 'speed freak' and 'party loving' this highlights his supposed loutish and party loving attitude, this also plays again on the Brit's xenophobic attitude to the French. Overall the article is negatively biased and prejudiced, Henri Paul has been used as a scapegoat to remove the blame from the security staff and other people involved. The onomatopoeic words, adjective tags and slang language all contribute to demeaning him and portraying him as a loutish hooligan and show the obsessions that he was supposed to have with speed and alcohol. The Guardian article is very different from the beginning ...read more.

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