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

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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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 1,149 Total Answer Attempts   52%
 594 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 555 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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