Wednesday, June 01, 2005

It ain't just the Left
that uses the so-called anti-conservative fallacy I linked to yesterday.

Exhibit #1: Yesterday on his radio program, Glenn Beck talked about the swell of attorneys looking to represent the Gitmo detainees. Instead of considering the actual issue - do these attorneys have good cause to believe there have been abuses? - Beck dismissed them all as simply being motivated by money.

Exhibit #2: Listening to Alan Colmes discussing the same issue last night, he had one guest that was arguing there are problems at Gitmo that require the detainees to have representation and another guest who was arguing that everything there is peachy keen. Guest #1 started listing off a bunch of alleged abuses that took place there and Guest #2 responded by quite literally questioning the first guest's patriotism, that he's out to support the terrorists against the U.S.

It's a tactic common to all sides. What a shame.


Blogger Bart said...

You are right, David. The days of debate and discussion using facts, not beliefs, as the basis of your argument have gone the way of the Dodo. I would say that conservatives tend to do a better job of fact-checking, but they are just as guilty as liberals when it comes to defending their positions with their belief structure. The examples you posted are very telling of this march toward mediocrity.

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