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Response to graham4anything (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:41 PM

22. Reread the article...

It's a story about a specific person at the TSA who allegedly got caught stealing stuff.

What does the relatively innocuous crime of stealing a grape have to do with it? Nothing.
"Did a fireman steal something from someone somewhere today? A cop break a law? A soldier?" Irrelevant.

"Is this suppose to make one say oh all the hard working 9 to 5 hard sweating people working this boring job are bad by implication?" Nope, and as the article doesn't even SUGGEST anything of the sort, that's your own issue.

"I bet you can name any profession, and find many crimes committed at those jobs" I'm sure you can, not that it matters at all to this story.

"I never heard of a TSA employer shooting someone 41 or 50 times like NYC had happen by their law enforcement". I never heard of a "TSA employer" running an underground cat juggling club either, which is equally relevant to this article.

"this is stereotyping of the worst kind." This story is about ONE SPECIFIC PERSON and events that actually happened, no one suggested anything about what this says about ANYONE else.

"OMG right as we speak, someone is taking a grape in a supermarket and eating it before paying for it. Must mean ALL SUPERMARKET SHOPPERS ARE CORRUPT!!!"

You listed a bunch of things completely irrelevant to the story (that's the "hey, "look over here" part) and then you created an argument (this is a broad brush attack against TSA agents) that wasn't argued in the article, made an absurd comparison to grocery shoppers, and then came to a conclusion that doesn't necessarily follow in an attempt to make your point. I'm pretty sure that's what a straw man is.

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