Kaine’s use of equivocation

I saw a clip of the Today show cast grilling Mike Pence on why he didn’t defend Donald Trump against the long list “factual” statements made by Trump, that Kaine referenced in the veep debate.

If I were Pence, I would have taken them to task.

Kaine repeatedly used the fallacy of equivocation (look it up). That’s a weak debate tactic popular among 6th graders. They took statements we made out of context and misrepresented them as meaning something else.

We do not have to defend ourselves against the inaccurate and false meanings they attributed to those statements. As journalists, should know that and you should be defending us against statements taken out of context. But, you’d rather parrot the fallacies instead of doing your jobs. The American public should think long and hard on why that is.

 

 

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