or: Fox News praises Jerry Falwell.
In this clip I heard Hannity exhibit the following fallacies:
- Appeal to Sentiment (You can’t criticize Falwell because it disrespects his family)
- Appeal to Authority (You can’t criticize Falwell because of all the good he did)
Christopher Hitchens, in comparison, maintains his calm.
I imagine Fox news viewers probably can’t even define a fallacy. Maybe because they are all too busy beating their wives.
And I have to admit that I side with Hitchens: whenever a biggoted moron dies, I feel like celebrating. Considering how many biggoted morons remain—Falwell, Coulter, etc.—I predict that I will be a very happy man well into my old age.