Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Comes from Glenn Greenwald:
    If you find that one (or both) of the following thoughts is entering your brain, it may be helpful to remind yourself that they are fallacies:

    * X criticizes negative media coverage of Candidate Y. Therefore, X supports Candidate Y.

    * X criticizes positive media coverage being lavished on Candidate Y. Therefore, X opposes Candidate Y.

    For a rational person, it is actually possible to criticize negative media coverage directed at a candidate that one does not support. It's equally possible -- for a rational person, that is -- to criticize positive media coverage being lavished on a candidate one likes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is no law that says someone must preface any positive comment about Hillary Clinton with the words: "I'm not a Clinton supporter, but...". Hillary won because lots of people supported her candidacy. Why not give her that much? It wasn't a fluke but an expression of voter support. Why is that so hard for people to accept?