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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 1,439 Total Answer Attempts   52%
 754 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 685 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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