Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More begging the question

From writers who ought to know better: Cal Thomas, Robert Scheer, and (this one hurts) Peggy Noonan.


love johnson said...

This post/subject REALLY begs this question:

have you considered the possibility that everyone else is right and you are wrong??

uh uh...didn't think so.

Michael said...


Scooter said...

Michael is absolutely correct here.

Begging the Question means employing circular logic in defense of a position...not "raising a question."

I'm no wordsmith but in the last 20 years or so this mis-usage has become commonplace. Wrote to the WSJ last Thursday when he first raised the Peggy Noonan use of the term. Alas, no reply.