Acknowledge and Respond to Readers' Objections

LRS in the Wild

See the Principle in Real Life

In this video clip from Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, John Oliver plays a "military analyst" who defends the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

"Moral Kombat: Dan Choi is Gay." Used with permission from Comedy Central.

"Moral Kombat: Dan Choi is Gay." The Daily Show. 14 May 2009. Web. 30 July 2012.

As you can see, Oliver's argument doesn't really respond to the substance of Jon Stewart's objections—in other words, it lacks acknowledgment and response.