Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz

As of the new year, Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz was dropped from the Albany newspaper, reducing the number of dead authors on the comics page by one. There have been daily letters to the editor ever since. Today’s begins:

I read, with amused interest, the outcry over the pulling of the
Super Quiz from the daily paper. I, too, was sad to see it go, but didn’t feel the need to file a formal “complaint”…

Isn’t there a term for the rhetorical strategy in which you begin by disclaiming the very argument you are about to make? (And, changing the subject, is it possible to link back to a specific post from the past, not merely

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