The Strawman’s Revenge

“The ‘Strawman’ fallacy consists of creating a flimsy caricature of your opponents view, and then demolishing it, rather than arguing against your opponents actual views. It is overwhelmingly the favorite approach of the corporate media in dismissing the movement against neoliberalism and corporate globalization. Thus, The Strawman’s Revenge.”

Includes:

NORMON SOLOMON ON THE WHITE BLOC

“In Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria’s accusations of ‘intimidation and scare tactics’ echoed those against demonstrations for civil rights, peace in Vietnam and environmental safeguards.”

“The White Bloc is not monolithic. But on the issue of ‘free trade,’ it’s difficult to find a major U.S. publication that does not editorially support accords like NAFTA, WTO and the new FTAA.”