Comic book apologia: V the "paranoid” rhetoric of congressman george hansen

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Abstract

Congressman George Hansen, convicted of four felony counts of filing false financial disclosure records, lost his 1984 reelection bid by less than 150 votes. Analyzing Hansen’s apologetic rhetoric from the perspective of a generic, "paranoid style” of discourse illuminates why the Congressman was able to defend his character to the satisfaction of nearly one-half of his constituency. Hansen’s case helps to illustrate the development and function of a rhetorical genre in a given, historical context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-203
Number of pages15
JournalWestern Journal of Speech Communication
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Comic book apologia : V the "paranoid” rhetoric of congressman george hansen. / Short, Calvin B.

In: Western Journal of Speech Communication, Vol. 51, No. 2, 1987, p. 189-203.

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