Monday, March 20, 2006

A Nice Article from the Mainstream Media

For those who haven't seen this there's a great article on the President's Rhetoric over at the CBS News website.
When the president starts a sentence with "some say" or offers up what "some in Washington" believe, as he is doing more often these days, a rhetorical retort almost assuredly follows.

The device usually is code for Democrats or other White House opponents. In describing what they advocate, Mr. Bush often omits an important nuance or substitutes an extreme stance that bears little resemblance to their actual position.

He typically then says he "strongly disagrees," conveniently knocking down a straw man of his own making.
Fox News has mastered these techniques, so it's nice that the President has learned them as well.

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