posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 05:03 AM
It's perfectly legitimate to question a tv presenter who's been known to perpetrate hoaxes in the past as well as the present. The rhetorical
argument of ethos, which regards the intrinsic value of a specific character or person, does bear some weight here. The same argument can be posed
against Fox News. And I believe most people would agree that they skew news reports, often in favor of the conservative side of politics, making
people question the legitimacy and truthfulness of the message. Although, it's worth noting the same argument would also apply to every other news
channel as well.
In my opinion, Jaime Maussan either doesn't have much moral competence, or he lacks expertise and knowledge. For that matter, he might be lacking of
all three. But my point is, because he has a history of being a charlatan, it makes me seriously question his ability to tell the truth. Even if he
one day brings forth something that is real and genuine, he has compromised its integrity because he himself is a proven liar and a fraud.
As Zorgon said, Jaime Maussan is an entertainer, and what is the objective of an entertainer? Is it to make profit? Or is it to tell the truth?