Wired.com a Credible News Source?

According to the article “Doctors and Patients Reel after Trump’s Immigration Ban” by Emily Dreyfuss, one-fourth of the population of doctors are not born in the United States. Due to the possible deportation of foreign doctors, the medical field presented a decrease in doctors, patients, and medical students since the executive order. Azi Torkamani, an Iranian doctor featured on Wired’s published article on January 31, 2017, only four days after the travel ban was passed, felt concern about the effects the policy would bring to her new family. At her eighth month of pregnancy, she felt conflicted because she cannot go back to Iran and waste the hard work and money she spent to get where she is: her last two years of residency.

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The Effects of the Ban

In the article, Emily Dreyfuss acknowledges some of the many effects the travel ban has precipitated on the medical field. Then, Dreyfuss proceeds by examining and informing her readers of different strategies doctors, patients, and university boards use to deal with the travel ban. For example, in the article Dreyfuss said, “Hospitals and medical schools are scrambling to figure out how to support those affected in their communities. George Q. Daley, the dean of Harvard’s medical school, sent a letter to all staff on Sunday expressing outrage over the executive order”(Dreyfuss, Wired 2017). Many institutes felt concern about the promenade people they will lose once the ban takes actions. The medical field is primarily reliant on others to help with new advances, therefore, the seclusion of Middle Eastern countries will continue to decrease resources in the United States.

The article, “Doctors and Patients Reel After Trump’s Immigration Ban” is generally an informative article for the readers of Wired, an online technology and news website, featuring blog on business, security, culture, and science. Dreyfuss is one of many editors who works for Wired, her job is to edit security, opinion, and the morning news section on the site. She has written several articles relating to the travel ban, one of which is called “Trump’s New Travel Ban Still Sabotages Science and Tech” therefore, she is knowledgeable in the subject. Emily Dreyfuss has a credible article that can be proved by objectively in her writing and credibility she creates with well researched statements that support her argument.

Credible Or Not

The objectively of the article was effective because Dreyfuss excluded her personal feelings and opinions creating a credible post with important points. The information in the article was predominantly analyzing facts of other writers. She informed her crowd of the downfall the executive order is creating in the medical field. An article becomes credible when it analyzes facts, if the article were a propaganda or an opinion piece it would contain biases, losing the credibility of the article. Although Dreyfuss does express emotion in her article when she talks about Torkanmani’s mom being treated as a criminal, it doesn’t create a bias because she is only presenting information not giving her opinion, “At JFK on Friday, a woman with diabetes was detained without access to medication for hours. Turkish authorities forced Torkamani’s mother out of her wheelchair… They made her drag two large suitcases when she could barely walk”(Dreyfuss, Wired 2017). Dreyfuss did not once include her opinion in the article, but left an open question about the vague ambiguity of the travel ban. Often times, writers exclude their opinion so that the audience can create their speculations on the ban rather than creating one for the reader.

Dreyfuss proved the article’s credibility by establishing hyperlinks that lead to primary sources. Toward the beginning of the article she supports her argument by using the Association of American Medical Colleges document as proof of the shortage of doctors in the U.S that affects healthcare insurance. In the article Dreyfuss wrote, “The AAMC estimates that those 260 resident doctors who may now not be able to practice in the US would each have seen 3,000 patients a year: 780,000 in total. That’s an especially large cut to confront as the new administration and Republican Congress plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which will result in millions losing health insurance”(Dreyfuss, Wired 2017). Proving a statement with a reliable sources makes the article and writer of the post credible. The article seems to be well put together with several hyperlinks that are used to support quotes and strong assertions in the article. Dreyfuss continuous adds hyperlinks in her article as she proves her stance.

The article “Doctors and Patients Reel after Trump’s Immigration Ban” is proven to be a credible source. Dreyfuss the writer of the article does a good job to keep the article bias, but informing that would appeal to the audience. Besides proving her article credibility by using hyperlinks and expressing bias facts, the website where the article is posted also looks credible. Therefore, we can conclude that Emily Dreyfuss article is reliable.


Work Cited

Dreyfuss Emily. “Doctors and Patients Reel After Trump’s Immigration Ban.” Wired. 31 January 2017, Web. 5 March 2017