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  •  Strawman (none)
    I never claimed to know why people recommended that diary, and I wouldn't assert that they were or were not doing it for agreement.  But it's an awful diary, probably a complete fabrication meant to screw with DKos, and lots of people recommended it.  It don't know what they were thinking.  I suspect most of them weren't thinking much about it at all, which is my point.  Before accepting or even dignifying outrageous claims like those contained in that diary, I'd like people to think about it, and question whether it makes any sense.  I don't think it does, and most of the commentators in that diary seem to be of the same opinion.  If it's a diary that doesn't make sense and is borderline slanderous, there's no good reason it should be recommended.

    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

    by Dana Houle on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 07:00:17 PM PST

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    •  A strawman with bones, I say. (4.00)
      Of course I know you didn't claim to know rec'd the diary. I made an inference based on a supposition that if you thought under some circumstances it was okay to recommend a diary that you didn't agree with you would've said that.

      I agree that I made a leap but my point doesn't limit itself to the subject of your diary while you focussed exclusively on one diary.

      On this particular diary I happen to agree with you but my problem is that I have an inate resistance to considering myself or you as an arbiter of what's a valid diary. This was a bad diary but the next one might not be and might be one by a person with the noblest of intentions.

      I would've jumped right in with you had you presented your diary as a sort of tutorial on logic and critical thinking instead of an attack on those who may or may not have had a debatable reason for recommending a diary.

      It's like the difference between telling a runner to run faster and telling him how to run faster.

      The inability to make a critical analysis of writing is not limited to the right even if it tends to swarm there.

      Since you have the pulpit I'd like to see a diary that would help people make better decisions rather than destructive attacks with no more than where's-your-evidence questions as ammo.

      -4.25, -6.87: Someday, after the forest fire of the Right has died we'll say "Whew, I'm happy that's over."

      by CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 09:13:30 PM PST

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