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How Many Logic Fails Can Rachel Maddow Find In Bill O’Reilly’s Monologues?

If more people believe Bill O’Reilly’s arguments to be true, then his arguments must be true. I will let Rachel Maddow explain the difference between the Fox News host’s various logic fails, but I would like to point out that if enough people believe in unicorns, they must exist.

By:           John Rogers
On:           Aug 8, 2010
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  • 23 Comments
    • L.
      L.

      Gee.

      For the first time since as far as I can remember, I want to have babies with a woman.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.
      L.

      Gee.

      For the first time since as far as I can remember, I want to make babies with a woman.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M
      Geoff M

      Good God I love Rachel!

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert
      robert

      “How Many Logic Fails Can Rachel Maddow Find In Bill O’Reilly’s Monologues?”

      All of them?

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.
      L.

      (Sorry for the double post. I’d *love* an edit feature like on Gawker, for instance.)

      Aug 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samthor
      samthor

      Bravo Ms. Maddow.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rashid
      Rashid

      Rachel Maddow is the sexiest woman…ever.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      To be fair, she did also engage in argumentum ad absurdum there – with the bit about sharks. So she’s not completely blameless.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter
      Baxter

      Does anyone else find it tiresome when networks attack each other? Don’t they have any actual news to report?

      Aug 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.
      L.

      @EdWoody: Erm – she only did it to illustrate the point she was making.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hylomorphic
      Hylomorphic

      @EdWoody: But the argumentum ad absurdum is not a logical fallacy. To the contrary, it is a classical example of a valid form of argument.

      Now, she’s not using it in a precisely exact manner, but the point is valid.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 8 · EdWoody wrote, “To be fair, she did also engage in argumentum ad absurdum there – with the bit about sharks. So she’s not completely blameless.”

      The shark portion was probably intended as humor, but technically it is an appeal to ridicule.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Syl
      Syl

      Boo. Loathe as I to say it, but Maddow’s just beating the tired “all opposition is racist” meme into the ground. O’Reilly is full of shit, hopefully lots of people see that and just watch him as entertainment. But I’m sick of the utter laziness and bad faith of those who use the race card to try to end all opposition and debate. Yes, there are racist white people out there. There’s also racist blacks, Asians, and Hispanics, and self-loathing whites who feel that it’s their duty to somehow make up for all past racism. And yes, Fox News often spins and exaggerates, and is biased in its coverage of certain events for the sake of ratings and politics. So is MSNBC.

      Still, she’s living my dream… :x

      Aug 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Bill O’Reilly is an uber right-wing extremist loon!

      Aug 9, 2010 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      Rachael Maddow is my light in the media wasteland, is there any way to convince her to launch her own network? Rachael, NOW! or some such, it could be called.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L
      L

      not that I like bill o’reily, but I notice her video does alot of nifty video cuts too

      sad truth: both sides of the political spectrum distort the truth for their own agenda

      Aug 9, 2010 at 2:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawson
      Dawson

      I’m sure the realization that all this feud between the two personalities will do is drive up ratings for both shows is not lost on either personality.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawson
      Dawson

      @Baxter: No they don’t….news networks are all about ratings not actual news.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 9:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      She is an idiot. When she and Olbermann die in a car crash, the world will be a much better place.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      Dykes are gross.

      Aug 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jae
      Jae

      @EdWoody But the shark bit isn’t “argumentum ad absurdum”, she’s actually taking what O’Reilly believes to be logical and has proved it not only illogical but silly. If O’Reilly is going to belittle the argument to ratings, then Shark Week is the winner. She isn’t avoiding O’Reilly’s mock by making fun of him, she’s lighting the fuse on his own words so it backfires.

      Aug 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rosli
      Rosli

      @robert: She’s great at picking them up and tearing them apart. She’s woman enough to correct any mistakes she makes on her part then goes on intellectually beating Bill O’Reilly. Who can’t even scratch the surface of debating Rachel so he uses what he can with that arrogant and cocky condescending voice.

      Aug 18, 2010 at 3:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rosli
      Rosli

      @L: Uh do you think she should devote the entire hour to an entire monologue(s)? If a person was truly interested in the entire thing there is always youtube and transcript from his show. Rachel is only bringing to light what was important to point out and nail it. Fox NEVER plays an entire clip of anything even if the clip was 30 seconds long, they will just manipulate it make a non republican look so bad.

      Aug 18, 2010 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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