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Topic

For Jerry Farwell Jr, it is business as usual...Sue, Sue, Sue

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
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12
Sources points
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8
Spelling and grammar points
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4
Conduct points
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4

With 4 votes and 23 points ahead, the winner is ...

oromagi
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After backlash for his decision to reopen Liberty University’s campus amid the coronavirus pandemic, Jerry Falwell Jr., the school’s president, said arrest warrants had been issued accusing two journalists who covered the controversy of trespassing.
Falwell ― who has repeatedly downplayed the threat of the virus, going so far as to characterize the response to the pandemic as an attempt to undermine President Donald Trump ― lambasted articles in The New York Times and ProPublica as “false and misleading.”
Falwell told conservative radio host Todd Starnes on Wednesday he intends to sue both publications for defamation and had gone to a local magistrate to swear out misdemeanor warrants against Julia Rendleman, a freelance photographer for the Times, and Alec MacGillis, a ProPublica reporter, accusing them of trespassing on the Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
THBT:  FOR JERRY FARWELL jr., it is BUSINESS as USUAL...SUE...SUE...SUE

PRO has forfeited the opening round, forcing CON to define the term of this debate

DEFINITIONS:

JERRY FARWELL is a septic tank installer in Brookline, NH

BUSINESS as USUAL [idiom] is "the normal course of an activity, particularly in circumstances that are out of the ordinary"

SUE is undefined.  Without a last name, CON can't tell who SUE is supposed to be

BURDEN of PROOF:

Wikipedia advises:

"When two parties are in a discussion and one makes a claim that the other disputes, the one who makes the claim typically has a burden of proof to justify or substantiate that claim especially when it challenges a perceived status quo."

CON interprets the resolution to mean that PRO must prove Farwell's work digging shit pits has continued unabated by the present coronavirus crisis

ARG 1.1  NO DATA

  • CON is unable to find any public account of Farwell's work life over the past 8 weeks
ARG 1.2  WHO is SUE?

  • PRO mentions SUE three times in the thesis statement but fails to identify the woman or her relevance to Farwell's work
CONCLUSION

  • PRO's thesis is entirely unsupported by evidence and so must fail
  • CON looks forward to PRO's R2 response
SOURCES



Round 2
Pro
Jerry Farwell Jr is a fool but it isn't his fault. It is due to genetics.
Con
THBT:  FOR JERRY FARWELL  it is BUSINESS as USUAL...SUE...SUE...SUE

ARG 1.1  NO DATA

  • PRO has made no reply
ARG 1.2  WHO is SUE?

  • PRO has made no reply
COUNTER 2.1


  • Jerry Farwell Jr is a fool but it isn't his fault. It is due to genetics
    • OBJECTION: unfalsifiable characterization
      • Never heard of the guy beyond the link provided in R1
        • CON cannot confirm this claim and PRO has offered no evidence
CONCLUSION

  •  PRO has failed to prove that Farwell's work digging shit pits has continued unabated by the present coronavirus crisis
VOTING

  • PRO barely engaged in this debate, offered no organized argument, no sources, insufficient spelling and grammar to judge and bad conduct by forfeit
  • CON would like to thank ramdatt for the gimmie
  • Thanks to all VOTERS for their kind consideration
SOURCES