on really irritating fallacies in logic …

Dear LA Times,

As a librarian and a debate teacher I feel compelled to ask, “Why the hell do you think I should give a rat’s ass about ministers’ opinions on managing a baseball team? Will you be reporting about Paris Hilton’s strong opinions on foreclosure rates in the suburbs outside of Los Angeles next? WTF?!?!? Please do your jobs better in the future.

Thanks …

I find these kinds of ilogical fallacies (appeal to authority) to be completely annoying!!! This is just FRIGGIN’ STUPID!!!

clipped from www.latimes.com

Ministers write letter of support for Frank McCourt

The letter, to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, urges him to give the Dodgers owner a second chance.

Appeal

The Rev. John J. Hunter of First AME Church says Frank McCourt’s “inner circle” reached out to clergy. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Embattled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt appears to be making a bid to show Major League Baseball that God –- or at least the leadership of some Los Angeles-area churches — is on his side.

After a meeting with McCourt last week, a group of 20 ministers, primarily from Baptist and Methodist churches, wrote a letter to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig urging him to give McCourt a second chance.

“We are deeply troubled by the rancor, media attacks and lack of equity that has been afforded the Los Angeles Dodgers and Frank McCourt as they seek to provide financial stability to one of baseball’s most notable franchises,” the June 3 letter states.

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