Monday, December 08, 2014

The "Every Little Detail" Sophistry

   Well, I'm trying to tear my mind away from this train wreck...but it's hard...
   Here's ThinkProgress deploying the "every little detail" argument, among other things. This argument is being thrown around pretty liberally by liberals these days.  
   However, so far as we can tell, the problem is not that "Jackie" got a few details wrong here and there. No one is busting on a trauma victim for getting confused about inconsequential facts. That is not the problem, and it's not even close to being the problem. The problem seems to be that "Jackie"s story was flat-out false. False in even its most general outlines.
   The "every little detail" argument is nothing more than a red herring in this context.

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