Master List of Logical Fallacies Fallacies are fake or deceptive arguments, "junk cognition," that is, arguments that seem irrefutable but prove nothing.
Sometimes this maneuver can contribute to a massive loss of life. The most egregious example was the reporting in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. But the Times, like the others, continued publishing stories without challenging their sources in authority, mostly unnamed, who were pushing for war.
The result was a disastrous intervention that led to hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and continued instability in Iraq, including the formation of the Islamic State. No collusion so far. This is a reaffirmation of the faith, a recitation of what the Russia-gate faithful want to believe is true.
But mere repetition will not make it so. The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come. Acting on the personal animus of Mr. Putin, public and private instruments of Russian power moved with daring and skill to harness the currents of American politics.
Well-connected Russians worked aggressively to recruit or influence people inside the Trump campaign. Putin succeeded in delivering the presidency to his admirer, Mr. Trump, though it cannot be proved or disproved. Attempting to prove this constructed story without proof is the very point of this piece.
On public property these are constitutionally-protected acts of free speech. The banners may well have been intended as visual victory laps for the most effective foreign interference in an American election in history.
Robert Parry, Why? Petersburg-based click-bait farm, a company called the Internet Research Agency. The company is not legally connected to the Kremlin and any political coordination is pure speculation.
IRA has been explained convincingly as a commercial and not political operation. And if they had there is little way to determine whether it affected how they voted, especially as the messages attacked and praised both candidates.
The Times reporters take much at face value, which they then themselves undermine. Most prominently, they willfully mistake an indictment for a conviction, as if they do not know the difference.Investigating Possible Conspiracies and Cover-ups – JFK, The Moon Landings, etc.
By Wade Frazier. Revised June Introduction. Gary Wean and the JFK Assassination. "X is a tabloid writer; their articles are always shit." Not a personal attack as it is directed at the articles and not the person.
It is criticism (though logically fallacious) as the reason the article is claimed to be of lesser quality is because the author is a tabloid writer. That is why, for instance, western countries have been able to disregard the human rights council’s endorsement of “defamation of religion”, the idea that criticism of Islam and other.
The Brexit disaster that was inflicted on an unsuspecting world last week will undermine the prospects for an already weak global economy and have a particularly harsh impact on Australia.
Best wishes in your new endeavors. I’ve always appreciated your honest, direct input in the climate debate. It has been a breath of fresh air to a layperson who is .
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