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masmdu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 09:54 AM
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28. It's the video editing equivalent of the logical fallacy of false equivalency & appeal to emotion
Edited on Wed Oct-12-11 10:17 AM by masmdu
"Obama and Hilary here are in full support of protest to "seek a chance to contribute and to have a role in the decisions that will shape their lives. LEADERS NEED TO RESPOND TO THOSE ASPIRATIONS and to HELP BUILD THAT BETTER FUTURE.""

This is obviously a call for the Establishment of Democracy as a means of allowing people who up until that point have lived under dictators to "have a roll in the decisions that will shape their lives." We already have a history of democracy here so to expect them to call for democracy would be odd.

As to the 'response of leaders to those aspiration to help build a better future', I support OWS for the very reason that it can bring pressure to force current or evolving leaders to reach such a goal.

The charge of hypocrisy looses it's strength when the comparisons are drawn between situations that are not equivalent. The TACTIC of editing this video in order to create an emotion reaction based on the false equivalency is purposeful manipulation of the viewer and does not serve positive ends.
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