When discussing the republican candidate, Governor Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow have very different takes on the Texan’s views. Both commentators are covering the debate in which Perry declared that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme.” First off, the tone of each of their articles couldn’t be more different. Beck, who is a right winged political personality, has a very serious tone through out the article. He is discussing the very party that he so strongly roots for on every surface of media that he touches, from his radio and television show, to his blog, so of course he wants to keep the article sounding true to his values. Maddow looks at the situation a little differently. Not to say that she doesn’t take Perry seriously, but she pokes fun at the candidate and uses language that is more casual. Maddow also assumes that her readers are educated enough to know what a Ponzi scheme is. Beck takes up an entire paragraph to explain to his audience what this elusive Ponzi scheme is and how it works. When covering the work of their respective parties, Beck and Maddow have completely opposing attitudes, which is true for any political commentator and their party of choice.
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