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

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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
Jill: "I think the gun control bill shouldn't be supported because it won't be effective and will waste money."
Bill: "Well, just last month you supported the bill. So I guess you're wrong now."
Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
AKA "You Too Fallacy"

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

This fallacy is committed when it is concluded that a person's claim is false because 1) it is inconsistent with something else a person has said or 2) what a person says is inconsistent with her actions. This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B asserts that A's actions or past claims are inconsistent with the truth of claim X.
  3. Therefore X is false.
The fact that a person makes inconsistent claims does not make any particular claim he makes false (although of any pair of inconsistent claims only one can be true-but both can be false). Also, the fact that a person's claims are not consistent with his actions might indicate that the person is a hypocrite but this does not prove his claims are false.

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 1,340 Total Answer Attempts   52%
 702 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 638 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

702 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
53 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
41 - Personal Attack
34 - Post Hoc
34 - Poisoning the Well
32 - Appeal to Ridicule
30 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
28 - Relativist Fallacy
24 - Guilt by Association
22 - Burden of Proof
21 - Fallacy of Composition
21 - Red Herring
20 - False Dilemma
20 - Genetic Fallacy
18 - Peer Pressure
17 - Appeal to Tradition
16 - Fallacy of Division
16 - Appeal to Belief
16 - Ad Hominem
16 - Appeal to Common Practice
16 - Confusing Cause and Effect
15 - Hasty Generalization
15 - Begging the Question
14 - Biased Generalization
12 - Misleading Vividness
12 - Appeal to Spite
11 - Appeal to Flattery
11 - Slippery Slope
8 - Gambler's Fallacy
8 - Special Pleading
8 - Appeal to Popularity
6 - Appeal to Novelty
5 - Middle Ground
5 - Appeal to Authority
5 - Ignoring a Common Cause
4 - Appeal to Pity
3 - Appeal to Emotion
1 - Appeal to Fear

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