A McCain Campaign’s Appeal to Ridicule

From The New York Times

Nicolle Wallace, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, said on Sunday night that Mr. McCain had not heard the broadcast of the event while in his motorcade and heard none of the questions.

“The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Ms. Wallace said.

Which fallacy could this be? Appeal to emotion, or even appeal to ridicule, perhaps? I’m no journalist, but it seems to me a reporter or editor should not let that comment pass without intellectual criticism. If this is what they call journalism today, I won’t be pained at all to see the NYT dissolve.

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