Archive for Fallacy

Woman calls Obama an Arab, McCain says he is a “family man”

Woman calls Obama an Arab, McCain says he is a “family man”

June 13, 2012 No Comments

A woman at a town hall style meeting claims Barack Obama is an "Arab." McCain takes the mic to correct her, saying Obama is a 'decent, family man.'

The Fake MLK Quote

The Fake MLK Quote

June 10, 2011 No Comments

In the days after the death of Osama bin Laden, this quote made its way around the various social networking sites:

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of

2004 Bush Ad – Victory

2004 Bush Ad – Victory

April 7, 2011 No Comments

From the 2004 Presidential Campaign: Victory, which claims that Iraq and Afghanistan were now (in 2004) democracies.

2004 Bush Ad – Progress for America: 11

2004 Bush Ad – Progress for America: 11

April 7, 2011 No Comments

From the 2004 Presidential Campaign: the 527 ‘Progress for America’: 'These people want to kill us' - the list of 'these people' includes Chechen rebels.

2004 Bush Ad – Swift Boat Vets: Any Questions

2004 Bush Ad – Swift Boat Vets: Any Questions

April 7, 2011 No Comments

From the 2004 Presidential Campaign: the 527 'Swift Boat Veterans for Truth' ran this ad questioning Kerry's public biography about his war record

2004 Kerry Ad – MoveOn: Clarke on Iraq
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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...