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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 05:10 PM

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with an ad hominem attack on Greenwald and then progresses to an appeal to authority fallacy using simple rebuttals by the head of NSA, the NY Times and others as proof that Greenwald's assertions are either exaggerated or false. Next comes the appeal to common practice fallacy, which claims this spying on Americans is fine because it's been going on for a long time. Regardless of the merits of Greenwald's case, these kind of shoot the messenger counter arguments are quite frankly pitiful.

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