Daily Mail and the art of ad hominem
Here is an article in Daily Mail that nicely illustrates that newspaper’s tendency to make ad hominem attacks. The suggestion seems to be that a rich person who is leftwing is a hypocrite. It is a standard Daily Mail smear, of course, to attack lefties for being hypocrites and champagne socialists.
However, isn’t someone who fights for policies that are not in their own self-interest actually demonstrating real integrity, rather than hypocrisy?
And what’s wrong with a rich person “disliking the rich”?
I imagine we’ll see an awful lot of this sort of ad hominem attack directed at Hollande, who clearly rattles the DM, which, I imagine, is fearful of someone similar gaining power over here.
Here’s the start…