Saturday, February 18, 2006

Conversational Terrorism

This is a great page about tactics used in conversational debate. I myself have even been guilty of using some of these. The only downside to this page is that they don't give you ideas for getting around the responses, only a heads up on what they're trying to pull.

See if you can't pick out some of the tactics in these op-eds. (in the interest of fairness I've selected some op-eds from both sides. If you need to register to see the articles than just place a visit to

David Brooks -- "Places, Everyone. Action!" (Hint: it comes in the 6th paragraph)

Paul Krugman -- "Debt and Denial" (Hint: 8th paragraph)

Michelle Malkin -- "Clown journalism 101"
(Hint: Every single sentence...)


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