Refraction (Bent Thinking) #63

Appeal to Spite –  a specific type of appeal to emotion where an argument is made through exploiting people’s bitterness or spite towards an opposing party. Refutation: Arguments stand on their own,  based on their validity and support for their claims. Example:  Read comments or blogs where people comment on current issues. There are almost always additional comments about how the opposing party is horrible.  Side Note: It is easy to get someone to accept your argument when you stir them up against a common foe… even if you have a lousy argument! 

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