Monday, January 07, 2008

Liberal Argumentation: Is 500 000 A Lot ?

Down in the comments to that last post, DB suggests a reason why the BBC has adopted a policy of unilateral debating - liberalism doesn't stand up well once people are allowed to answer back. Here's Leo McKinstry explaining to a Beeboid that, no, 500 000 is not a 'tiny' group:

This just reminds me of the upside of this liberal desperation to jail everyone on the right for 'hate speech'. Folks, they're not doing it because they're confident in their position. On the contrary, arguing that 500 000 people aren't really that many is the perfect barometer of how bankrupt liberal arguments really are. Hence the liberal desire to skip dealing with actual facts, in favour of girly hysteria.

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