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MannyGoldstein

(34,589 posts)
Fri May 8, 2015, 09:46 PM May 2015

Who's the *real* Gish Galloper?, part 1 [View all]

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Agschmid (a host of the General Discussion forum).

I hate seeing one of DU's best posters getting smeared, so I thought it would be interesting to fact check, as a group, the following attack post currently on DU's front page:

The Gish Gallop of the HRC bashers

Let's start with the first link:

The Clinton Dynasty's Horrific Legacy: More Drug War, More Prisons
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/clinton-dynasty-horrific-legacy-more-drug-war-more-prisons

The poster lamenting the "Gish Gallop" claims "This article is about Bill Clinton, and has nothing to do with HRC."

Do you agree?
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Yes, the article is about Bill Clinton, and has nothing to do with HRC.
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Um, it pretty clearly discusses stuff HRC did, including quotes.
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Who's the *real* Gish Galloper?, part 1 [View all] MannyGoldstein May 2015 OP
The votes are unanimous so far, but according to MaggieD we're all "purists" for voting for #2. Electric Monk May 2015 #1
A nice quote that answers the question DonCoquixote May 2015 #2
Maybe that was Hillary 2.3 MannyGoldstein May 2015 #3
I did not even know there was a three DonCoquixote May 2015 #5
Madonna has been a blonde for quite a while now... Agschmid May 2015 #8
Hillary Clinton's software is much like a Microsoft operating system Dragonfli May 2015 #20
Ooh boy, this is gonna be a long night... WorseBeforeBetter May 2015 #4
your subject line says it all m-lekktor May 2015 #6
That's too funny Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #7
Cornell, Ithaca, Salon and Alternet? SMC22307 May 2015 #9
Cornell? MannyGoldstein May 2015 #12
Stopped reading midway through the first sentence. Bobbie Jo May 2015 #10
Hillary cannot claim a part in the 90's Clinton presidency while simultaneously denying it. nt Bonobo May 2015 #11
And she can't deny it now when she claimed it then. winter is coming May 2015 #16
I have made a post as well sprouting from comments on that thread BrotherIvan May 2015 #13
You are growing tiresome Buzz Clik May 2015 #14
. MannyGoldstein May 2015 #15
Clik this link and you'll never see Manny again Electric Monk May 2015 #18
lol - an instant classic. whereisjustice May 2015 #17
HRC supporters are gonna go full Sutherland soon.... Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #19
Aw, did I hurt your feelings? MaggieD May 2015 #21
No, you insulted our intelligence with your Gish Gallop thread. nt Electric Monk May 2015 #22
Hey, you gotta do something while your domicile is being cleaned. n/t winter is coming May 2015 #23
Too many here act like Sanders supporters are not too bright. madfloridian May 2015 #24
Yeah, I think one or two people have an owie right now, but they're too grown up to admit it Hekate May 2015 #26
$300,000 for a rambling, nonsense speech? Save the receipt. Maybe you can get your money back. whereisjustice May 2015 #27
It proves you were wrong. SMC22307 May 2015 #28
For one thing, it puts your gishing in context. morningfog May 2015 #29
Manny Goldstein, how dare you insist that 2+2=4?! woo me with science May 2015 #25
Locking. Agschmid May 2015 #30
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