Michael Moore vs. Bill O’Reilly

Well, this is what you get when you're a blowhard with no sound foundation. O'Reilly, sometimes entertaining as host of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, is shallow in terms of political philosophy. And that came out in spades during last night's interview with Michael Moore. He deserved to be embarrassed as he should be after that performance. Bill: when someone confronts you with a moral argument, the thing to do is examine the moral being appealed to and deal with that. You don't counter it with an even stupider moral argument. I saw only the last bit of the interview last night, but it was enough to see that O'Reilly was ill equipped. It was jaw dropping (close quotes): Moore: So, Bill, would you send your neighbor's children to secure Fallujah? O'Reilly: No, I'd send myself instead. Here is Moore making a fallacious moral argument, but a "good sounding" one to people inept at thinking in principles, but who think they can nonetheless. 1. They aren't Bill's "children" to send. 2. We don't enlist the service of children in the U.S. armed forces. Those who enlist or accept a commission do so of their own volition (which, incidentally, I did...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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