NYT really bringing home the “who gets the benefit of the doubt and who doesn’t” question every cub reporter is taught to ask
NYT Answer: White criminals
— Sarah Rose (@thesarahrose) May 7, 2023
— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) May 8, 2023
Flashback from the blogosphere past:
There is much made by people who long for the days of their fourth form debating society about the fallacy of “argumentum ad hominem”. There is, as I have mentioned in the past, no fancy Latin term for the fallacy of “giving known liars the benefit of the doubt”, but it is in my view a much greater source of avoidable error in the world.