Political Commentary Discourse in Information Wars

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Semkin M.A.

PhD student at Ryazan State University named for S. Yesenin, Ryazan, Russia

e-mail: maxsiomkin@mail.ru

Section: Media Language

The paper aims at revealing linguistic ways and means of informational impact on public opinion accompanying military conflicts. It is stated that informational confrontation presupposes purposeful impact on target audience by means of texts that interpret the same events in the opposite ways. Georgia-Ossetia war of 2008 is analyzed. The analysis of the political discourse in the article is made involving potential of linguistics and overlapping sciences.

Keywords: discourse, political comment, mass communication, manipulation of consciousness