Ad hominem as a method of quelling dissent

Local Media Monitor3/23/2013 2:35:42 pm PDT

re: #6 Charles Johnson

That’s not an ad hominem attack. It’s not saying, like in this simple example of an ad hominem attack, “This person is no good and therefore his point is no good.” Here’s another example. In the text you excerpted, he makes no statement directed at you personally, makes no comment on your character or tries to discredit you so as to discredit your argument.