Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

(warning, rant on the MSM below)

(Latin for "after this, therefore because of this")

We have a extreme example of this fallacy from the mainstream media: (AP: Pet owners prefer McCain over Obama)

This relationship has nothing to do with the wisdom of presidential preferences. This is a spurious correlation with other lifestyle, geographic and economic factors...

Give me a friggin' break. This is arguably one of the stupidest things I've seen come across the Associated Press wire recently..

It isn't even amusing, ESPECIALLY when we have the Supreme Court, our personal economic futures, and America's role in the 21st century, not to mention the composition of Earth's atmosphere in the balance.

Honestly, my wonderful dog, who agree is not a great literary light herself, could do better than this with a little bit of effort.
Randolph E Schmid, Trevor Tompson and Natasha Metzler of Associated Press, you lost my respect on this one.

Go hit the showers (together, if it helps your muses do any better than this pathetic article) and try again.

1 comment:

  1. Another one is who would you rather barbecue with? Puhleez. I don't want to bring the President down to my level. I want the President to be someone who inspires us to want to rise to his (in this case) level.