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"Appeal to worse problemsis aninformal fallacywhich attempts to suggest that the opponent's argument should be ignored because there are more important problems in the world - despite the fact that these issues are completely unrelated to the subject under discussion. A well-known example of this fallacy is the response "but there are children starving in Africa," with the implication that any issue less serious than that isn't worthy of discussion."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_worse_problems

1 year, 8 months ago on The New York Times should be ashamed, but only for pandering to idiotic Twitter outrage

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No, it was a really bad lead. Sure, she's an accomplished person, but how is her housework? That sure sounds like sexist bullshit to me. 

1 year, 8 months ago on The New York Times should be ashamed, but only for pandering to idiotic Twitter outrage

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What? Uh, no. Smartphones are going to be using the Web. Same web. Different device. Native apps are in a much weaker position than a web experience that can travel cross platform: laptop, TV, ereader, phone. Same web. Different stylesheets. 

2 years, 7 months ago on The Web Is Dead! Long Live Smartphones!

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