Monday, September 27, 2010

There are so many things wrong with this....

....I don't even know where to start.

(Why we should all love the light rail system, David Crossley, ChronBlog "Dims")
Is it clear that this is urban stuff, not sub-urban stuff? The term Sub-urban (less than urban) does not necessarily have much to do with geography, or the distance from the original urban core, but more to do with the form of the development.
That's just one error.

Never mind that the entire piece is opinion presented as fact (which is, when you think about it, the epitome of arrogance) It also runs the gamut of every major fallacy one could imagine. Ad Hominem attacks, appeal to authority, begging the question, straw-men you name it, it's in there. I haven't even mentioned the royal "we" usage yet.

Crossley is the Fallacy Prego of the local chattering class. There's a lot of stuff in his arguments. Most of it in the form of empty calories.

*Not to disparage Prego pasta sauce. Fine sauce. Their commercial just fit.

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