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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
  (adj)     (noun)

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Donald Trump: “Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it. But it’s locker room talk, and it’s one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS. We’re going to defeat ISIS. ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment. And I will tell you, I will take care of ISIS.”

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Red Herring
AKA Smoke Screen, Wild Goose Chase

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings)

A Red Herring is a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue. The basic idea is to "win" an argument by leading attention away from the argument and to another topic. This sort of "reasoning" has the following form:

  1. Topic A is under discussion.
  2. Topic B is introduced under the guise of being relevant to topic A (when topic B is actually not relevant to topic A).
  3. Topic A is abandoned.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because merely changing the topic of discussion hardly counts as an argument against a claim.

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220 - Red Herring
17 - Misleading Vividness
16 - Appeal to Fear
15 - Appeal to Spite
13 - Special Pleading
12 - Appeal to Emotion
12 - Poisoning the Well
10 - Appeal to Authority
8 - Begging the Question
8 - Personal Attack
8 - Appeal to Flattery
7 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
7 - Burden of Proof
7 - Biased Generalization
6 - Appeal to Ridicule
6 - Post Hoc
6 - Appeal to Belief
6 - Fallacy of Composition
6 - Hasty Generalization
6 - Gambler's Fallacy
6 - Ignoring a Common Cause
6 - Guilt by Association
6 - Genetic Fallacy
6 - Appeal to Popularity
5 - Relativist Fallacy
4 - Ad Hominem
4 - False Dilemma
4 - Middle Ground
4 - Appeal to Tradition
4 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
3 - Confusing Cause and Effect
3 - Appeal to Novelty
3 - Fallacy of Division
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Slippery Slope
1 - Appeal to Common Practice
1 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem

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