OT and getting further OT all the time! Re: Off-topic, but interesting (Fiorina fired)

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Thu Feb 10 18:45:08 2005

Evan replied to me:
> Wishing I didn't have to say this: Anyone who feels the way you do is a
> fucking moron.

You don't have to say it. In fact, if you're trying to convince people
of the merits of your position, personal attacks are likely to be
counterproductive. Even Fox News, which you have derided (and rightly
so), usually does not usually stoop to that.

I pointed out the generally accepted "follow the money" argument that
explains how things work in any business or industry, and this is the
best that you can refute it? If Media really doesn't work the way that
I (and others) are claiming, wouldn't you have a better chance of
convincing us through the use of rational arguments? At the very least,
if you're trying to convince us that journalistic integrity has a
significant effect on Media, shouldn't you try to exhibit behavior
serving as an example of that, rather than as a counterexample?

Received on Thu Feb 10 2005 - 18:45:08 GMT

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