Instigator / Pro
Points: 5

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

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After 4 votes the winner is ...
oromagi
Debate details
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Category
Politics
Time for argument
Two days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
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Rated
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Contender / Con
Points: 28
Description
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
Forfeited
Published:
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
Published:
Jerry Farwell Jr is a fool but it isn't his fault. It is due to genetics.
Published:
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





Added:
--> @oromagi
Congratulations, again!
#7
Added:
--> @RationalMadman, @Trent0405, @Ragnar, @fauxlaw
Many thanks for voting!
Contender
#6
Added:
"jesus the spam!"
Dr Franklin loves talking about himself!
Instigator
#5
Added:
jesus the spam!
#4
Added:
We live in the age of Spruce Goose-ism. Everything to our right is right wing extremism, everything to our left is left wing extremism
Contender
#3
Added:
I am having so much fun on debateart.com..
So many fools here supporting that useless piece of you know what in the White House.
Too bad the country is going down the drain!
Instigator
#2
Added:
Another case of endless nonsense from oromagi
This birdbrain doesn't even know the meaning of SUE!
Instigator
#1
#4
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Virtual FF from Pro.
R1 Forfeit plus sardonic tone and laziness in debating give Con the conduct point.
Only Con used Sources.
The Arguments point clearly goes to Con because Pro's only argument is restating the resolution in a ruder way. He states that genetics are to blame but doesn't even go into the genetic evidence. In contrast, Con gives a lot of evidence supporting his side.
#3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Argument: Con's arguments are thoughtful and thorough. Pro offered fluff of pundits. Points to Con
Sources: Con's sources were reliable; Pro's sources were non-existent. points to Con
S&G: Neither had issues, but with greater opportunity to have errors, Con's usage was more at risk. points to Con
Conduct: Pro had little to contribute either way, but managed to make the meager attempt by contempt, only. Points to Con, whose conduct was unassailable.
#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro offered zero case. Con offered an in depth one with sources. Basically a troll debate anyway.
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Not much to say here. Pro dropped all of Con's points without offering a single argument of his own which is backed up by any evidence.
Conduct to Con because of pro's forfeit.