“Enemies of the people!”

The British Daily Mail declared the judges that ruled that parliament has to be consulted before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty can be invoked to start the exit from the EU as ‘enemies of the people’, there were also other labels applied, which I will not repeat, because this is a decent blog. Better…

“Trump a sexist? No, Hillary didn’t get elected”

The following quote from Kellyanne Conway, found in Politico, contains two examples of rhetoric, in one sentence. “She should have gotten 60 or 62 percent of the female vote. And she did not. And part of why she did not is women tired of the same argument and the same thing that you’re presenting to…

Can you believe “Trump has the best talent stack”?

Who would say such a thing? Where do these numbers come from? “He is smarter than 90% of the world.” “I’ll bet he’s in the top 10% just from practice.” These, and more declarations of love, are found on the Dilbert blog. Who would have thought that Dilbert is a Trump fan? But that is…

“The Russians did it!”

This is the first instalment of “The Russians did it”, a series on rhetoric to blame the Russians. The hacking of the Democratic Party and the US elections is covered as kick off. The Clinton campaign blamed the Russian government that it tried to interfere with the elections, which the Russian president, mr. Putin, denies. “We have…