The Daily Beast published an essay today by Paul Theroux titled Arizona, Show Your Papers? So What!, in which Theroux defends Arizona’s Senate Bill ( SB 1070).*
The essay, beginning with the construction and punctuation of the title itself (note usage of rhetorical question), uses exploitative and fallacious rhetoric.
Theroux opens by saying:
These people who are protesting being asked for identification by Arizona cops—have they been anywhere lately, like out of the country? Like Mexico, or Canada, or India, or Italy, or Tanzania, or Singapore, or Britain—places where people in uniforms have routinely demanded my papers?