Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Diavlog comments
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Diavlog comments Post comments about particular diavlogs here.
(Users cannot create new threads.)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 07-22-2008, 01:29 AM
samuelsd samuelsd is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10
Default Re: Megan's argument based on anecdotes

Eric wrote:
Megan goes over her reasoning to legalize drugs, and it's all based on her experience with her friends. Perhaps her friends are not a representative sample of the US? If you are going to talk about policy, you need more than anecdotes.
Eric, go back and watch any of Megan's old diavlogs. I have no idea if this is the way she is in her writing as well, since I am simply not a strong enough person to put up with that sort of self-inflicted torture, but when she speaks here, the vast majority of her opinions appear to be based entirely on anecdotes from her own life, usually involving her mother, high-quality food markets, and her 20's-to-30's group of blogger friends in New York and then D.C.

The absolute worst was her first vlog with Yglesias - it turned completely into a autobiographical exercise in narcissism of the highest caliber, as their stories about how amazing D.C. and New York are simply spiraled into a positive feedback loop of interactive cowanking. Ugh.

Mostly, I think I listen to McArdle to make myself feel better about the vast majority of ways in which I disagree with her, since the absurdly flimsy structure of her belief structure makes me feel that I must be doing something right.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.