A Red Herring


Last updated 8/12/2019 at 1:57pm

Mr. Matthews has thrown a red herring out with regard to the president’s reference to the sad state of Baltimore. It may be true that this city has its issues with vermin of all sorts, but what Mr. Cummings was addressing was Mr. Trump’s tweets about the junior legislators who disagreed with his policies.

This is what is called an “ad hominem” argument, which means an attack against the person delivering the retort rather than a reasonable argument against the issue being discussed.

Let’s raise the level of our rhetoric, people. Peace.

Susan Causey



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