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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 Overextended Outrage Fallacy is committed when an isolated or infrequent incident is used to demonize a whole group of people.   Trump We started out with this clip of Trump talking about illegal immigrants and crime: And then we looked at this tweet about the Seattle protests: Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle,...

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 Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy describes a situation where someone collects or examines a large amount of data without deciding in advance exactly what they're testing, then chooses a sample which provides evidence for their existing opinion. It's based on a story where an inexperienced gunman fires indiscriminately at the...

Show Notes Invincible Ignorance describes a situation where, no matter how much evidence is presented or how clearly they are wrong, a fallacious arguer simply refuses to waver from their original position. We started out with this clip of Trump talking to Hugh Hewitt in 2015: And we followed that up with this...

Show Notes The Counterfactual fallacy is often committed when someone speculates on the specifics of how things would be different in different circumstances, or in the future if a particular thing happens. Where the arguer purports to have more certainty of the hypothetical situation, or their speculation goes against evidence, they...

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