Piers Morgan confuses journalism with sophistry when it comes to ISIS

Piers Morgan has written about the horrific murder of an Arabian pilot by ISIS. He makes great efforts to say why such action should be stood against. In doing so however he makes a grave error that seems to be common amongst people of his political persuasion.

He conflates the actions of ISIS with the responsibilities of every Muslim person. In doing so he:

1) ignores the many statements by Muslim leaders condemning ISIS

2) suggests that all Muslim people need to watch the video in order to confirm their disgust of such actions.


His writing is typical of propaganda politics - he states something everyone should agree with (the murder of this poor man) and then links it with an erroneous conclusion (it is a Muslim problem).


This is sophistry not journalism.


Here is his tweet and look link:


RT @piersmorgan This is now my most-viewed @DailyMail column:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/PIERS-MORGAN-Watching-ISIS-bur…