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  •  NSA apologist IS name calling (0+ / 0-)

    you allow for no ambiguity you allow for no complexity no unless I agree with you I am an 'apologist'. And you certainly didn't mean that as a compliment.

    Der Weg ist Das Ziel

    by duhban on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 09:01:36 PM PDT

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    •  No... (2+ / 0-)

      Apologist: a person who offers an argument in defense of something controversial. (google definition)

      Apologist: one who speaks or writes in defense of someone or something. (Merriam-Webster)

      You defended the NSA, saying it's needed.  This news has been blasted around the world today, in many cases in a harsh light.  Therefore it's controversial.  You fit that definition.  It's not a negative word, it means you spoke on it's behalf.  You did that.

      It's a definition.  Name-calling would be calling you something horrible, completely un-true or obscene.  

      •  apologist is insulting (0+ / 0-)

        whether you meant it that way or not. It certainly has been used as an insult around here.

        Der Weg ist Das Ziel

        by duhban on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 09:10:58 PM PDT

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