Archive for Establishing Biography

Establishing Biography

July 10, 2012 No Comments

Establishing biography: we trust those we know. Therefore, to gain trust, one must establish their background.

Definitional Matters, Establishing Biography
2008 Obama Ad: Bringing Home A Friend
2004 Kerry Ad – ‘Underfire’
2004 Kerry Ad – Agenda

2004 Kerry Ad – Agenda

April 28, 2011 No Comments

From the 2004 Presidential Campaign of John Kerry: 'Agenda'. Released July 23, 2004.

2004 Kerry Ad – Lifetime

Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...