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Accessing 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic apparently doesn’t count as snooping on the American public in the White House. President Obama is standing by his statement that “there is no spying on Americans,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday
Obama claimed during his Aug. 9, 2013, news conference that “if you look at the reports, even the disclosures that Mr. [Edward] Snowden has put forward, all the stories that have been written, what you’re not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and, you know, listening in on people’s phone calls or inappropriately reading people’s e-mails.”
Originally posted by beezzer
The dog farted.
Argument by assertion is the logical fallacy where someone tries to argue a point by merely asserting that it is true, regardless of contradiction. While this may seem stupid, it's actually an easy trap to fall into and is quite common.