Logical Fallacies - Matt Phares English 102 September 26,...

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Matt Phares English 102 September 26, 2008 Logical Fallacies In the media today one can find logical fallacies shown on every channel, television show, news broadcast, and commercial. Logical fallacies mislead the targeted audience by the means of irrelevant information, offering easy answers, and emotional manipulation as stated in Joining in Academic Conversations . The most common fallacies in the media are Non Sequitur, Slippery slope, Bandwagon, and Faulty appeal to authority. Joining in Academic Conversations defines the common fallacies as the following, non sequitur is using evidence that does not follow the topic or is irrelevant to the subject. Slippery slope is when a minor change occurs and it automatically leads to a catastrophe. Bandwagon is the convincing others do something because everyone else is doing it, and faulty appeal to authority is defined as having a famous person endorse something instead of having an expert in that field endorse the product. The media portrays all the fallacies in many different ways but the main examples are the
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course ENGLISH 10 taught by Professor Zook during the Spring '10 term at West Virginia State University.

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