A Proper Gander At Propaganda

DO NOT ACT LIKE A HOAXER!

Show compassion for the victim.

IT’S AN INFO “WAR” – USE THE PROPER LANGUAGE!

“WE SUPPORT LENNY POZNER AND ALL VICTIMS OF TRAGEDIES REPORTED BY NEWS MEDIA”

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Five Fallacies | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

 
 
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image source: Ad hominem - Wikipedia

Five Fallacies | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Please keep in mind this is a mainstream media production. When it comes to the subject of "scientific community consensus" this video ends up promoting a fallacy.

The fallacy is based upon the assumption that all "settled science" is created equal without examining all underlying so-called "scientifically settled" assumptions.

“Arguing on the internet, everyone's favorite pastime! But unfortunately, some people don't do it very well - or at least they could do it better.”

via: PBS Idea Channel

Ad Hominem

"Ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. The terms ad mulierem  and ad feminism have been used when the person receiving the criticism is a woman. However, its original meaning was an argument "calculated to appeal to the person addressed more than to impartial reason". Fallacious ad hominem reasoning is categorized as an informal fallacy, more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance."

source: Ad hominem - Wikipedia

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image source: Ad hominem - Wikipedia