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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Keith Olbermann's wordgames

According to the dictionary, sophistry means:
A subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.
In other words, playing the used car salesman to make an argument.

And one such example would be using the word "terrorize" to imply that your opponent is guilty of "terrorism," as Keith Olbermann did in his latest deranged "Special Comment":
The dictionary definition of the word "terrorize" is simple and not open to misinterpretation:

"To fill or overpower with terror; terrify. To coerce by intimidation or fear."

Note please, that the words "violence" and "death" are missing from that definition.
Aha! Don't you see?! Bush is the real terrorist!

So this definition of "terrorize" has been used to argue that "the leading terrorist group in this country right now is the Republican Party," because -- according to Keith -- its latest campaign advertisement is meant to "coerce by intimidation or fear" people into voting Republican.

Note that Olbermann used the definition of "terrorize" -- not "terrorism" -- to brand the GOP a "terrorist group":
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
The only difference left between Olbermann and some "peace activist" nutjob waving around a "George W. Bush is the Real Terrorist" sign is that Olbermann has a TV show.


Anonymous dw said...

yea you nailed it mAc and although i have seen this guy in the past and he is a useful idiot.

Everything needs to be perverted to bring us down. Language, morality, family, education, politics, ethics, on and on. When unprincipled enemys cannot kick your ass they join you and then work against you from the basement and bathroom and talk shit behind your back and leave the back door open hoping some instability will enter and work on their behalf.

Thu Oct 26, 11:24:00 AM EDT  

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