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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 03:26 AM

4. The article supports the "question"

Whether one agrees with the article or not is another matter. But if you are simply discussing structure here, then it is quite clear that the article purports to describe things which the author believes are wrong with Wikileaks.

To then take the title as a rhetorical device posed as a question with no question mark, seems to ignore an additional fact available to you in resolving the type of statement embodied in the title - I.e. that the article to which it is attached purports to describe things which are wrong with Wikileaks.

Even if understood as a question, the "question" is an invitation to read the article for an answer to that question.

Again, whether one agrees with the article is another matter, but to say that the title, standing alone, embodies a logical fallacy of one kind or another by assumption of a proposition is to miss the glaring fact that the article endeavors to provide support for the proposition.

Duh.

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