Very good post. I now have a new term to use when discussing how right wingers think — Gish Gallop.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. (Credit: Wikipedia)
Most of us are not surprised by the following list, it’s just good to know it’s out there for all to see…
The right still somehow insists that climate change isn’t real and that the ACA will euthanize old people
Mark Twain once famously said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Twain wasn’t praising lies with this comment, of course, but modern-day conservatives seem to think he was dishing out advice instead of damning the practice of dishonesty. Conservatives have figured out a neat little rhetorical trick: One lie is easy for your opponents to debunk. Tell one lie after another, however, and your opponent’s debunkings will never catch up. By the time the liberal opposition has debunked one lie, there’s a dozen more to take its place.
Science educator Eugenie Scott deemed…
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