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Personal attack - Defects of character doesn't come from misconduct, instead misconduct stems from defects in character, or if you wish, evil thoughts comes "from an evil heart". Therefore one must sometimes be able to point out the fundamental problem being discussed (ie, attack the person). All this based on clear justification of course.
Confronting the root of our problem, our human sinful nature, is a biblical view (Jesus often did just that, but remember, justificate any attempt to do so!).