Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bill Maher vs. Dan Crenshaw: analysis by Viva Frei

Great analysis by lawyer David Freiheit (is that his real surname? Freiheit is German for "freedom"), a Canadian YouTube vlogger with the moniker Viva Frei, as he discusses a recent video exchange between liberal comedian and talk-show host Bill Maher and GOP representative Dan Crenshaw of Texas. Thanks to the pandemic, Maher is podcasting from home(?) without the benefit of his leftie studio audience to cheer him on (as Freiheit notes). Freiheit picks apart Maher's sloppy, juvenile debating technique in a way that only a trained lawyer can (yes, Virginia: some lawyers are useful), and that may be more fun than watching the original exchange (see here if you're a glutton for punishment).

Basically, Maher debates in such a way that he ends up being a winner in his own mind. Freiheit gives excellent psychological advice about how to handle oneself in a debate situation, so do watch the video to benefit from that advice.

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