Episodes

Show Notes The Ad Hoc Fallacy is committed when someone makes stuff up in order to avoid accepting evidence against their belief.   Trump We started out with these three Tweets from Trump, which are representative of the many many lies he has told on Twitter since losing the election, almost all of which...

Show Notes The Ambiguity Fallacy is committed when someone is deliberately vague or ambiguous to make their point or avoid answering a question.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump vaguely promising that COVID will just go away at some point: Then we talked about this tweet from Don Jr which uses...

 Show Notes The Prosecutor's Fallacy is committed when someone mixes up the conditionals when stating a probability or doesn't factor the conditionals in at all.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump misrepresenting a CDC study on coronavirus and masks:   Mark's British Politics Corner Mark talked about this exchange between Will Self and...

Show Notes The Contextomy Fallacy is committed when someone uses another person's quote out of context to change the intended meaning and support their own argument.   Trump We started out with this tweet taking London Mayor Sadiq Khan's words out of context: At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor...

Show Notes The Argument by Slogan Fallacy is committed when someone uses a short snappy phrase to avoid making an argument that actually requires some nuance, explanation or evidence.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump's rally crowd chanting "Lock her up!" in 2016: We followed that up with this clip of...

Show Notes The Argument by Gibberish Fallacy is committed when someone uses jargon or nonsense in place of an argument or an answer because they are unable to provide a coherent, useful or logical response.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump on the Dr. Oz show answering the question "What...

Show Notes The Politician's Fallacy is committed when someone recognises that 'something' must be done about a problem and assumes that any 'something' will do.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump explaining why he had to put tariffs on Chinese goods: Then we talked about this Washington Post interview where he...

Show Notes The Accelerating Truth Fallacy is committed when someone uses their own previous assertions as evidence or proof that those assertions are true.   Trump We started out with these clips of Trump claiming with more and more certainty that Robert Mueller wanted to be his FBI Director:   Mark's British Politics Corner Mark talked about...

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