Skip to main content

View Diary: Norwegians React to Fox News' bias and lies (88 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Fox News peddling the "no true Christian" fallacy (6+ / 0-)

    which is the same as the "no true Scotsman" fallacy Keith Olbermann made me Google.

    A simpler rendition would be:

    Alice: All Scotsmen enjoy haggis.
    Bob: My uncle is a Scotsman, and he doesn't like haggis!
    Alice: Well, all true Scotsmen like haggis.
    When the statement "all A are B" is qualified like this to exclude those A which are not B, this is a form of begging the question; the conclusion is assumed by the definition of "true A".

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site