An excluded middle #mediacarcass

I thought I saw the fallacy of the excluded middle.  I did.  I did see the fallacy of the excluded middle, or perhaps I should say the fallacy of pre-prepared thinking iSnack processed food for thought 2.0.

In a story on Mark Latham’s call for us all to vote informal, we have the following choice.

So there you go: Proposition 1 – that an uninspiring campaign should lead to an informal vote or Proposition 2 – it’s ‘disgraceful’.

Oh, and John Howard says that Julia should give us a blow by blow description of what he said and what she said. Well he would say that wouldn’t he? So why is it news?


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murph the surf.
murph the surf.
13 years ago

Revisiting compulsory voting might explore the link between the polling , the focus on themes at short intervals and the appeal to marginal electorate voters to the exclusion of other more expansive issues.

Making it compulsory to vote forces choices to be made.The politicans analyse and understand this and the resulting activites I would like to suggest appear absolutely absurd to many long time observers of politics and public administration.
The debate about the debate must mark a new low, well done to all involved.