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Globe & Mail, the Conservatives, and the right wing

Written by Sherwin, published on May 13, 2011

Valid argument form

Today’s argument takes the form of a reductio ad absurdum.

premise 1: Canada’s newspaper of record would only endorse a centrist political party.
premise 2: The Globe & Mail is Canada’s newspaper of record.
premise 3: The Globe & Mail endorsed the Conservatives.
Conclusion: the Conservatives are, therefore, a centrist political party.

Since the conclusion is absurd, and the argument form is valid, at least one of the premises must be false. But which one?

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