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What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 20, 2015 03:46PM
"A" is criticized, but it's interpreted as an all-out attack on "A" and a competing "B" is brought up for criticism by someone else, even though "B" is irrelevant to whatever "A" is doing?
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 20, 2015 03:48PM
I call it the current state of political journalism.... or "But, HE DID IT TOO!" as they say in 3rd grade.



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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 20, 2015 03:55PM
Children?
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: TLB
Date: January 20, 2015 04:00PM
Is that a form of red herring?
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: January 20, 2015 04:12PM
False equivalence?
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 20, 2015 04:26PM
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: January 20, 2015 04:47PM
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deckeda
"A" is criticized, but it's interpreted as an all-out attack on "A" and a competing "B" is brought up for criticism by someone else, even though "B" is irrelevant to whatever "A" is doing?

I think generically speaking, that would be a fallacy of distraction.

So much to choose from:

[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 20, 2015 05:10PM
another vote for red herring
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: January 20, 2015 06:41PM
Maybe the "Straw Man" fallacy, basically introducing an irrelevancy:

[en.wikipedia.org]

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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 20, 2015 07:21PM
None sense
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 20, 2015 07:32PM
I call it not handling criticism very well. Doesn't do well with negative feedback. My kid was like that. For adults it can be the same but being adults I'd add not taking responsibility for one's actions or performance. Misdirection is used to get the focus off the original subject.
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 20, 2015 07:35PM
Republicans
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: testcase
Date: January 20, 2015 07:49PM
ObamaCare
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Re: What's this logical fallacy called?
Posted by: hal
Date: January 20, 2015 08:21PM
I call it 'Friendly' Political Ranting
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