Russiagate Explained – Caitlin Johnstone -Medium


Medium has the Caitlin Johnstone article Russiagate Explained.

The term Gish gallop refers to a fallacious debate tactic in which one barrages one’s opposition with a deluge of individually weak arguments which take far too long to debunk individually in a way that sustains the audience’s interest. This is all Russiagate amounts to. When Russiagaters tell you that there’s “too much smoke for there not to be fire” and there’s so much incriminating news coming out that there’s definitely a there there, they are unwittingly telling you “I’ve been won over by a Gish gallop fallacy.

This is the first time I have heard a name given to this debate technique. I have observed this technique used many times in other situations, too. It also irks me to see so many people fall for this.

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