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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 18:31:00 -0300
Message-ID: <46a7c0e8$0$8834$9a566e8b@news.aliant.net>


paul c wrote:

> Bob Badour wrote:
>

>> Bruce C. Baker wrote:

>
> ...
>
>>> Do you see the conservative slant of the former reading list as 
>>> opposed to
>>> the liberal slant of the latter? FP may still believe in the suicidal
>>> decline of the West, but his *viewpoint* seems to have shifted 180 
>>> degrees.
>>
>> Again, that is not necessarily the case if one looks at the former in 
>> the same spirit as one looks at the Quotes section of dbdebunk. I 
>> suggest you try doing so.

>
> No comment about the site that is about non-db politics but as for
> dbdebunk, I remember that not all the quotes of the week were nonsense.
> Some of them were sensible, at least for readers who were able to read
> and discern fact from opinion. I found it ironic that Pascal was
> accused so often of ad hominem arguments even on the many occasions that
> he didn't comment on whether the latest quote was sensible or not. These
> days that seems uncommonly polite if you ask me, paying one's readers
> the compliment of assuming that they are literate enough to judge for
> themselves. Naive maybe, since some of them weren't!
>
> Whereas a lot of the political stuff elsewhere seems to assume that we
> must be told what to read and it hasn't occurred to its fans that they
> have just been insulted by their favourite commentators!
>
> Sorry for replying to a really off-topic thread, it's beyond me what the
> database agenda behind the OP could have been.

It's beyond me what possible agenda he could have--database or otherwise! LOL Received on Wed Jul 25 2007 - 16:31:00 CDT

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