s skippy the bush kangaroo: 4 pinocchios for fact-checkers

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, May 06, 2017

4 pinocchios for fact-checkers

instead of saying “rape and domestic abuse will lead to conditions that insurance companies will use as excuses to deny coverage, as they did before the aca,” opponents are condensing that into the bulletpoint “rape and domestic abuse are pre-existing conditions under the ahca.”

fact checkers (washington post, politifact, etc) are using semantics to call opponents false for using syntactic shortcuts.  this is disingenuous sophistry, especially considering how often news organs themselves condense stories into headlines.  it’s the medical insurance equivalent of “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”  it is the worst kind of “both sides-ism,” it’s the obvious straw man of “not 100% literally, therefore not at all.”  instead of actually analyzing the arguments of the opponents, they argue the absolute truth of the sentence constructed.  they are avoiding the debate completely.

posted by skippy at 1:42 PM |


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