Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Patterico points to Michelle Malkin as if she is making sense.


What are you doing? Are you thinking clearly? What you are doing is offensive. Are you telling me that you honestly think any reasonable interpretation of the article, We rock the boat, is that the author means that the terrorist attacks are "opinions?"

The author wrote, "We're much sassier with our opinions, not caring if the boat rocks or not."

You guys really ruin public discourse when you do these dirty and dishonest things. An "opinion" may figuratively "rock the boat" but, by definition, it does not destroy or kill. By definition an opinion is not a physical act.
o·pin·ion n.
* A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: “The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion” (Elizabeth Drew).
* A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.
* A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing: has a low opinion of braggarts.
* The prevailing view: public opinion.
It is disgusting that you and Michelle Malkin play such games about life and death issues. Opinion isn't terror, your post's title is extremely offensive.

Others across the web have played the same game, I explain to them: The author did not say that the bombers were sassy. The author referred to opinions shared by many Muslims, the term "sassy" CLEARLY referred to those opinions, not the bombings. You are a fool or a liar if you think otherwize.

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