Agellius 
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Re: “Tea Party Inspired by Racial Fears

Diana:

What is the point of all the links? I read five of them and saw no mention of the Tea Party movement whatsoever.

Your "link shower" method of making it appear as though you have a ton of information backing up your accusations, reminds me of the fundamentalist Christian tactic of "verse-slinging". This is where they give you a shotgun blast of 50 or so Bible verses supposedly "proving" that the Catholic Church is the anti-Christ, or whatever, knowing full well that you're not going to spend four hours looking up every verse in its proper context in order to refute their argument. Thus they think they come off as having proven their point, when in reality most of the proof-texts they rely on have little or no relevance to the topic at hand.

If you want to persuade anyone you're going to have to do a little more actual reasoning and less link-spewing. One good link with a coherent explanation of how it proves your point, would work better than 25 of them interspersed with sarcastic comments.

Posted by Agellius on 09/15/2009 at 11:46 AM

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