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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-04-06 05:11 AM
Response to Reply #56
364. there seemed to be a hole there
between people who made vicious personal attacks on TO, Pitt, Leopold, etc., and those, who, like good DUers evaluated the logic of the story as written. As an analogy, if the story was about economic policy or some other area where I feel I have some knowledge and experience, I would examine the story and perhaps poke holes in it or fisk it. Then if I was set upon by defenders of the story, I might ruthlessly fisk what they said. None of which is a personal attack, although it can seem that when when a cherished argument or belief is beaten to submission and is sobbing on the floor crying for its momma or papa. Sometimes too, ruthless arguments can slide into mockery or sarcasm even with the best of intentions, especially if the other side draws first blood.
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