Thursday, July 28, 2011

Savior Indignation

"No one believing in Jesus commits mass murder."

-- Bill O'Reilly on Norway shooting and Christian extremist Anders Behring Breivik

If you're curious, it's called the "No True Scotsman" argumentative fallacy. It's also, even as a straightforward claim, tremendous bullshit, as a good portion of history has demonstrated.

As for the so-shameless-it's-comical hypocrisy in how an avowed Christian mass murderer is treated by these people versus how any self-described Muslim killer is -- it's really not even worth going into.

Adding: By the way, the montage of Fox News talking heads Stewart runs through -- culminating in Hannity's final, hilarious bit of punctuation -- is why The Daily Show could easily make the claim that it's got some of the most ferocious journalists in the country on its staff.


Darek said...

How do the mental gymnastics these assholes have to pull off not scramble their brains? Surely one day many PhD theses will be written on the subject.

twig said...

Jesus wept.