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Today’s lesson in rhetoric (via This Week in Blackness on Balloon Juice) — the Gish Gallop:

The Gish Gallop, named after creationist Duane Gish, is the debating technique of drowning the opponent in such a torrent of half-truths, lies, and straw-man arguments that the opponent cannot possibly answer every falsehood in real time. […] Sam Harris describes the technique as “starting 10 fires in 10 minutes.”

The Gish Gallup was mentioned around the 34 minute mark on This Week in Blackness #366 (via the above link). TWIB it up — not in the least because Imani Gandy occasionally sits in on the show.

  1. Metavirus says:

    does this now get renamed the “The Romney Rampage”?

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