Tampa Bay Times and Hyperbole


noun Rhetoric .
1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”

The Tampa Bay Times has an editorial today about Governor Rick Scott of Florida.  It outlandishly compares him to George Wallace, complete with a photo of Wallace at the school house door.  Desperate tactics by desperate folks are unfortunately predictable.  The law of diminishing returns makes charges of racism incrementally less effective, especially when the underlying dispute involves illegally registered voters. 

Accusing someone of being a racist who isn't is the worst sort of false witness.  The Tampa Bay Times should be ashamed.

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