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TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 2003, George W. Bush gave his “Mission Accomplished” speech. Unfortunately, the mission was lying America into the war in Iraq…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 2003, George W. Bush gave his “Mission Accomplished” speech. Unfortunately, the mission was lying America into the war in Iraq…

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BREAKING NEWS: Senate Majority Leader (and little bitch) Harry Reid compromises on all previously compromised compromises, excluding compromise, before actually compromising…

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Majority Leader (and little bitch) Harry Reid compromises on all previously compromised compromises, excluding compromise, before actually compromising…

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THIS JUST IN: Lance Armstrong announces the “Lie Strong” foundation with Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and A-Rod…

THIS JUST IN: Lance Armstrong announces the “Lie Strong” foundation with Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and A-Rod…

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THE 2013 FOX NEWS CHANNEL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: 1.) Tell more lies; 2.) Spread more hate; 3.) God, God, God; 4.) Guns, Guns, Guns…

THE 2013 FOX NEWS CHANNEL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: 1.) Tell more lies; 2.) Spread more hate; 3.) God, God, God; 4.) Guns, Guns, Guns…

The Gish Gallop
Named for the debate tactic created by creationist shill Duane Gish, a Gish Gallop involves spewing so much bullshit in such a short span on that your opponent can’t address let alone counter all of it. To make matters worse a Gish Gallop will often have one or more ‘talking points’ that has a tiny core of truth to it, making the person rebutting it spend even more time debunking it in order to explain that, yes, it’s not totally false but the Galloper is distorting/misusing/misstating the actual situation. A true Gish Gallop generally has two traits.1) The factual and logical content of the Gish Gallop is pure bullshit and anybody knowledgeable and informed on the subject would recognize it as such almost instantly. That is, the Gish Gallop is designed to appeal to and deceive precisely those sorts of people who are most in need of honest factual education.2) The points are all ones that the Galloper either knows, or damn well should know, are totally bullshit. With the slimier users of the Gish Gallop, like Gish himself, its a near certainty that the points are chosen not just because the Galloper knows that they’re bullshit, but because the Galloper is deliberately trying to shovel as much bullshit into as small a space as possible in order to overwhelm his opponent with sheer volume and bamboozle any audience members with a facade of scholarly acumen and factual knowledge.

The Gish Gallop


Named for the debate tactic created by creationist shill Duane Gish, a Gish Gallop involves spewing so much bullshit in such a short span on that your opponent can’t address let alone counter all of it. To make matters worse a Gish Gallop will often have one or more ‘talking points’ that has a tiny core of truth to it, making the person rebutting it spend even more time debunking it in order to explain that, yes, it’s not totally false but the Galloper is distorting/misusing/misstating the actual situation. A true Gish Gallop generally has two traits.

1) The factual and logical content of the Gish Gallop is pure bullshit and anybody knowledgeable and informed on the subject would recognize it as such almost instantly. That is, the Gish Gallop is designed to appeal to and deceive precisely those sorts of people who are most in need of honest factual education.

2) The points are all ones that the Galloper either knows, or damn well should know, are totally bullshit. With the slimier users of the Gish Gallop, like Gish himself, its a near certainty that the points are chosen not just because the Galloper knows that they’re bullshit, but because the Galloper is deliberately trying to shovel as much bullshit into as small a space as possible in order to overwhelm his opponent with sheer volume and bamboozle any audience members with a facade of scholarly acumen and factual knowledge.

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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE LIE - “I’ll Restore The Vitality That Gets America Working Again.” - Mitt Romney

Of course, by “The Vitality That Gets America Working Again.” what he really means is “Selling Out American Workers to China.”

VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE QUESTION: “Congressman Ryan; Are you concerned that tax breaks for the rich will make you look more like a petulant werewolf boy?”…

VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE QUESTION: “Congressman Ryan; Are you concerned that tax breaks for the rich will make you look more like a petulant werewolf boy?”…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION UPDATE: The latest polls in Ohio show “Little Pussy Bitch” leading “Lying Sack Of Rich White Shit” by 3 percentage points…

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION UPDATE: The latest polls in Ohio show “Little Pussy Bitch” leading “Lying Sack Of Rich White Shit” by 3 percentage points…

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