“If you are not catching flak, you are not over the target” – is an Air Force maxim. Its reverse is equally revealing – “If you‘re catching flak, you‘re over the target.” – and it means you are likely near the mark or are scoring direct hits.
There has been a lot of flak from defenders of MHI and Berkshire this past week.
So there must be some target rich insights in the reports that follow, below. The real heat is over the ‘new class of homes,’ and the concerns that the Nation has raised about Berkshire and their evidence and claims of monopolistic practices. Those are among our headlines below, but of course, there are a number of other topics, such as financing, markets, good news and more.
There will be a new Masthead that will be added to this, later today. An interesting new commentary by manufactured housing advocate, the Rev Donald Tye, Jr. has come in, which we plan to post this week.
For accuracy and in fairness, push back can come for reasons of honest disagreement. Accuse someone that is innocent of wrong-doing and you would naturally expect them to deny it. They may even do so in a heated manner.
Attorneys, politicians and professional debaters are taught certain debating tricks. One of them is the “straw man argument,” and it relies on readers or listeners missing one or more important details. Like a scare-crow mimics an actual human, hoping to scare crows away from a corn field, the strawman argument is similar to what was actually said, but has important differences.
What we’ve seen last week included the liberal use of the straw man, and other debaters’ tricks.
” I have no comment on MHI’s legislative agenda.” – Ross Kinzler. ” The [MHI] Urban Design Project didn’t have any lasting market effects.” – Ross Kinzler Priceless, direct quotes. Why Priceless? They are significant observations – and de facto admissions – by someone ‘defending’ MHI, and their ‘new class’ of manufactured homes.
There must be some heady targets in the links from the Daily Business News, which drew those reactions, below.
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