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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 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...

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 Typically, the burden of proof lies with the person making the claim. The more outrageous the claim, the more the claimant should be expected to provide evidence before anyone is likely to believe him. When the claimant instead challenges others to prove his claim is not true he is Shifting...

Show Notes The Gish Gallop is a method of debating that focuses on quantity of arguments over quality, overwhelming your opponent with multiple arguments, each of which is often poorly argued or evidentially lacking. The sheer number of arguments makes a detailed, effective refutation impossible due to the research and time...

Show Notes This is a special episode inspired by a Twitter conversation. It's only 20 minutes and has none of the usual sections, so the notes below are simply links to things I talked about in the episode. The twitter conversation that inspire this bonus episode. Trump's tweet about executing babies: Senate Democrats just...

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