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terry50
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bsh1
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should not true stories be aloud in articles

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/28/2013 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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terry50

Con

should not true stories be aloud in articals
bsh1

Pro

This is the first debate I have been challenged too, if my memory serves me correctly. I accept. Here are some definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary to clarify the round:

true: real or genuine
should: expresses obligation
story: a news article or broadcast
allow: to permit
article: a piece of writing about a particular subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

I hope my first challenge debate will be a thriller. I await Con's arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
terry50

Con

terry50 forfeited this round.
bsh1

Pro

Sadly, Con has forfeited. Just for the sake of it, here was the basic outline of the cases I was going to run:

1 - Sarcasm, e.g. the Onion, is "untrue" but totally newsworthy.
2 - Untrue stories should be allowed in articles because it is illegal to prevent any document from being published in the U.S. (except for national security documents). Only after the piece has been allowed in a story can it be removed or can the author be sued.

Anyhow, VOTE PRO!
Debate Round No. 2
terry50

Con

terry50 forfeited this round.
bsh1

Pro

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh. The ignominy of a full forfeit. Please, vote Pro. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by bsh1 3 years ago
bsh1
Before I accept, could we decide on some mutually agreeable definitions for the resolution? May I suggest:

true: real or genuine
should: expresses obligation
story: a news article or broadcast
allow: to permit
article: a piece of writing about a particular subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

These terms were defined using Merriam-Webster Online (http://www.merriam-webster.com...). If these definitions are acceptable, let me know.
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