Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Silver , Nate (2017-09-30), The Media Needs To Stop Rationalizing President Trump’s Behavior, Retrieved on 2017-10-25
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    25 OCT 2017

     Hanlon's Razor Applied to Trump

    ...journalists come up with overly convoluted explanations for Trump’s behavior (“this seemingly self-destructive emotional outburst is actually a clever political strategy!”) when simpler ones will suffice (“this is a self-destructive emotional outburst.”). In doing so, they violate both Ockham’s razor and Hanlon’s razor — the latter of which can be stated as “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” One can understand why journalists wh...
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