White House Charlottesville talking points: a “balanced” take on an unbalanced issue

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The Trump White House sees itself as balanced and unifying on the violence in Charlottesville. Its talking points are full of true facts and balance, but on this issue, no balanced perspective exists. These are the facts about Charlottesville: A mass of protestors who self-identify as the “alt-right” came to Charlottesville and shouted white supremacist … Continued

Republican talking points on the obstruction investigation: argumentation or “whataboutism”?

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According to the Washington Post, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. The Post’s White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker tweeted a picture of the Republican National Committee’s talking points to rebut the story. It’s a good case study in the difference between blowing smoke and actual counterarguments. Talking … Continued