- April 23, 2020
1991 Vs 2016
1991 Vs 2016 0
Thepaper seeks to comparetwo articles written between Oct 19-26, 1991 and 2016 respectively.My choice is inthe article `Sex,Lies & Politics: He said, she said by Time’and ‘SouthKorean leader says she will submit to scandal inquiry’written by New York Times.
Smolowe,Jill. Sex,Lies & Politics: He said, She said.Oct 21, 1991. http://content.time.com
The authorof the article ‘Sex, Lies,and Politics’ address the issue of sexual harassment in theworkplaceand how integrity iscompromisedin high offices. The premises at the center of discussion arerespected and admired by people in the society. At the center stageareAnita Hill, a law Professor,and Clarence Thomas a Supreme Court nominee who isaccusedof harassing Hill. Hill worked for him for two years from 1981-1983in the government. The article articulates the complexities of sexualharassment and assault. Both the plaintiff and defendant had a goodreputation and personal integrity which was now questionable.Ascertaining who the liar was became an uphill task in thispredicament of charges against denials. At one point Clarence said,"I have not said or done the things Anita Hill has alleged."In response, Hill said, "I am not given to fantasy. This is notsomething I would have come forward with if I was not absolutely sureof what I was saying."If Hill`s testimony was anything to go by, then Clarence was guiltyof sexual harassment in the past and perjury today. Otherwise, Hillis to be considered a mental case in need of urgent medicalattention1.
Hun,Choe Sang. SouthKorean leader says she will submit to scandal inquiry.Nov 3, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com
Fromthe article entitled `South Korean leader says she will submit toscandal inquiry,`the writer addresses the issue of integrity and abuse of power ingovernmental office. The South Korean president Ms. Park Geun –Hyeis at the center stage of the drama as events unfold about her longlife friend Choi Soon-Sil. Ms. Park appointed her friend into hergovernment simply because the two were allies and not based onintegrity and professional experience. From her explanation to thisshe said, “Shewas the person who stayed with me during my most difficult times, soI kept my guard low,” Choiisaccusedof extorting money from businesses for a foundation allegedly becauseof Ms. Park`sinfluence. Consequentially, the matter has affected the President`scredibility and tainted her reputation. Her popularity has declinedsince then. Comparing the two articles, they are similar since theyrevolve around the integrityof prominent people serving in governmental offices. The individualshave been entrusted by the public to run the affairs of the state butfallen short of integrity which is anessentialingredient of ensuring successful leadership2.
Hun,Choe Sang. SouthKorean leader says she will submit to scandal inquiry.Nov 3, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com (accessed Nov 8, 2016).
Smolowe,Jill. Sex,Lies & Politics: He said, She said.Oct 21, 1991. http://content.time.com (accessed Nov 8, 2016).