Al Sharpton Gives Clinic On How to Argue and Fail Miserably (Video)
On MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” Al Sharpton proved without a shadow of a doubt that when it comes to logic and coherent thought, he’s a hammer short of a tool bag. In this painful interview, Sharpton does his best to further the left’s premise, that Fast & Furious was no different than programs run under President Bush and this whole investigation is nothing more than a fishing expedition.
The problem is, none of his positions are based in fact or utilize any semblance of logic:
His first question is that if Congress doesn’t know whether Attorney General had any knowledge of the program, why are they holding him in contempt. He’s attempting to show how weak the Republican case is, however, he instead shows how weak his argument is. As Congressman John Mica (R-FL) points out, they don’t know if he’s guilty of anything in Fast and Furious because he won’t release the documents Congress requested. He’s being held in contempt not for Fast and Furious, but his refusal to cooperate with a Congressional investigation.
This is lost on Sharpton, as he brings it up later in the segment.
Sharpton commits a litany of logical fallacies. Any professor of debate would be well served to save this video for a lecture. Sharpton issues non sequiturs, circular cause and consequence, false dilemmas, inconsistent comparisons and outright lies.
If this is what is considered “journalism,” I’m glad I’m just a blogger.
Hat Tip: Breitbart