Dishonest ‘reasoning’

We’ve all seen written material that gets our backs up, raises our hackles, makes us see red — or whatever we like to call it. We recognize the manipulation behind the words. Here is a short list of  devices typically used in propaganda and in articles designed to swing opinion. I get so mad at […]

Dear Charles… [a letter]

Another planet, 15 February, some alternate universe Dear Charles, Please ask your secretary (is it Louise, the one who never has a hair out of place?) to ensure you are not disturbed. And read this before you open the box. Now, to use your favourite phrase, I will proceed. You asked me yet again if […]