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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 09:08:45 AM »
« Last Edit: June 06, 2014, 09:11:01 AM by andy58-in-nh »
Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.

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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 09:16:35 AM »
Have always claimed that if the American MSM was targeted like Middle Eastern Christians, we'd have a very different USA today.

Put the fear of God in them.....how ironic would that be?
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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 09:27:37 AM »
Have always claimed that if the American MSM was targeted like Middle Eastern Christians, we'd have a very different USA today.

Put the fear of God in them.....how ironic would that be?

It's something I would love to see. And, given the right conditions...

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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 09:39:38 AM »
I have seen in recent times three basic techniques utilized by the American Totalitarian Left to deflect or silence criticism.

The first is described in the quote above. As frequently promoted by our Statist media, the use of some variant of racistsexistbigothomophoberightwinggunnut serves to silence debate by means of the classic argumentum ad hominem.

The second is Obama's own favorite logical fallacy, the Straw Man, by which the speaker bravely stands in opposition to ridiculous caricatures of his own creation, thus claiming moral superiority in the face of terrible things that absolutely no one believes.   

Finally, there is the favorite fallacy of the Global Warmist lobby: the argument from authority, wherein "X" must be true because all educated authorities and responsible people know it to be so. By extension, all others are presumed to be uneducated, irresponsible, or hostile to truth. And of course, such foes must be stopped.

Well said and 100% true! You nailed it!

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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 09:52:49 AM »
I have seen in recent times three basic techniques utilized by the American Totalitarian Left to deflect or silence criticism.

The first is described in the quote above. As frequently promoted by our Statist media, the use of some variant of racistsexistbigothomophoberightwinggunnut serves to silence debate by means of the classic argumentum ad hominem.

The second is Obama's own favorite logical fallacy, the Straw Man, by which the speaker bravely stands in opposition to ridiculous caricatures of his own creation, thus claiming moral superiority in the face of terrible things that absolutely no one believes.   

Finally, there is the favorite fallacy of the Global Warmist lobby: the argument from authority, wherein "X" must be true because all educated authorities and responsible people know it to be so. By extension, all others are presumed to be uneducated, irresponsible, or hostile to truth. And of course, such foes must be stopped.

Yes, the American public has finally been reduced to the point where logical fallacy is accepted as evidence and argument...


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