Liberal Arguments: My Debate with Salon’s Scott Kaufman, Part 2

Liberal arguments use straw men, assume the argument, and use every distraction available to throw you off the main line of argumentation. Yesterday, I began my criticism of Salon’s Scott Kaufman; I wrote about one of the fallacious tactics he used when we debated on Twitter. Today, I’ll finish off the argument, noting yet another argumentative fallacy Kaufman employed. Kaufman’s second fallacious tactic was what I call “assuming the argument.” Kaufman took what I was attempting to argue, and Read more […]

Liberal Arguments: My Debate with Salon’s Scott Kaufman, Part 1

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie I had a piece planned for today, but last night, I had a Twitter debate with Scott Eric Kaufman of Salon that perfectly illustrates illogical liberal argumentation. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to break down our debate into its component parts to show you how the left argues. It all started when I wrote a piece critical of Scott Kaufman and his seeming support of Planned Read more […]