10.17.2006

What makes a good opinion piece?

Support, support, support

Have you noticed that some postings and news sites that are most outspoken are the least well-documented? I was thinking about my tendency to shoot off my mouth and decided to do something about it.

For instance when I referred to a conversation between two people that indicates one of them is a weasel, I linked to the site that carries a first person narrative. Next, I referred to a well-documented event where the weasel said something obviously ignorant.

It served to make a point. The person in question has questionable motives. Period. It casts doubt on everything he says from the original statement forward to today.

I think that's a good thing because it cuts down on objections from supporters who are tied to the weasel. They are forced to address the issue within themselves if I write clearly.

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