Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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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.
Mario: "They want to free that Mafia Godfather from prison and let him 'die in dignity'! I can't believe it!" Luigi: "Everyone should have the right to die in d-" Mario: "But he is a Godfather! He killed people! He wouldn't let you die in dignity!"
Two Wrongs Make a Right

Two Wrongs Make a Right is a fallacy in which a person "justifies" an action against a person by asserting that the person would do the same thing to him/her, when the action is not necessary to prevent B from doing X to A. This fallacy has the following pattern of "reasoning":

  1. It is claimed that person B would do X to person A.
  2. It is acceptable for person A to do X to person B (when A's doing X to B is not necessary to prevent B from doing X to A).
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because an action that is wrong is wrong even if another person would also do it.

It should be noted that it can be the case that it is not wrong for A to do X to B if X is done to prevent B from doing X to A or if X is done in justified retribution. For example, if Sally is running in the park and Biff tries to attack her, Sally would be justified in attacking Biff to defend herself. As another example, if country A is planning to invade country B in order to enslave the people, then country B would be justified in launching a preemptive strike to prevent the invasion.

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 487 Total Answer Attempts   48%
 235 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 252 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by Miomiya     url: dailymail.co...

Most Common Responses

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

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