The Deification of Fallacy

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.

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