A radical comparison between Obama and Hitler along with Lenin. This is the fallacy called 'Faulty Analogy".
Since all of the above mentioned can be identified with the idea of Change, does that give someone the right to compare them equally? The answer is no- Their changes are completely different. This could also be qualified as a scare tactic to scare people away from voting for Obama.
The 2012 election is a gold mine for fallacies in arguments. For example, this ad known as the 'New Morning' ad paints a picture of an average American household. They then use the fallacy of attacking one's character or an Ad Hominem.
Basically, the commercial claims that Barack Obama isn't trust worthy, and Romney has the correct values.
Va. GOP Lt. Gov. nominee E.W. Jackson says 'Adam and Steve' will soon become 'Adam and a Bull'
Cora Brooks's insight:
The example discussed in class: Gay marriage will lead to horrible things. This is an classic example of the slippery slope. In this specific example, E.W. Jackson says that after gay marriage is allowed, what won't be allowed? He then goes on to say it will lead to beastiality and it will find it's way into Small Town, USA.
A very simplified version of the Post Hoc/Faulty Causality fallacy. The fallacy's full name 'Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc' translates to 'after this, therefore because of this'. This image points out the following argument falacy: Since the Bible is proof that God exists, then doesn't that mean that 'The Amazing Spiderman' comics proves Spiderman's exsistence?
A young woman asks Shirley Phelps-Roper if God is the reason she's gay.
Cora Brooks's insight:
Westboro Baptist Church- One of the most hated groups in America. Constantly, these people use fallacies such as dogmatism, red herrings, the slippery slope, and scare tactics.
In this video, Shirley Phelps-Roper who is the representative of the Westboro Church most commonly uses the fallacy known as a red herring. She constantly tries to change the subject on the person she's arguing with.
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