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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 Appeal to the Law is committed when someone equates the legality of an act with its morality, i.e. saying whatever they did was fine, because there's no law against it.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump talking about the payments his organisation made to Stormy Daniels: Then we...

Show Notes The Argument by Rhyme Fallacy is committed when someone uses a rhyming slogan in place of an argument in an attempt to sway opinion or simplify a complex issue.   Trump We started out with this tweet from Trump: ...

Show Notes The Alleged Certainty Fallacy is committed when someone makes a claim and then alleges that everyone knows it's true, thereby avoiding the need to offer any evidence.   Trump We started out with Trump being unable to name a crime that Obama committed, so claiming that it's obvious to everyone: And then, in...

Show Notes The Historical Fallacy is committed when someone assumes the current situation was always inevitable and ignores or denies the context of what led up to it..   Trump We started out with this clip of Tucker Carlson lying about why the curve was flattened: Mark's British Politics Corner Mark stepped right outside his remit...

Show Notes The No True Scotsman Fallacy is committed when your existing definition of a particular group is challenged by a member who doesn't fit the criteria. Rather than adjust the definition, the offending group member is redefined as a non-member of the group. The name comes from an example given in...

Show Notes The Rhetorical Question Fallacy is a way of accusing people of something while appearing to be 'just asking questions'. Often the questions being asked have already been debunked or already have a satisfactory answer.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump accusing healthcare workers of stealing PPE during a...

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