Jan 26, 2012

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Fallacy of the Week – Special Pleading

Special Pleading _the error of using a double standard.

Example:

“Law enforcement should be exempt from some of the laws they enforce. After all, laws are made to protect us from criminals“.

This tactic has been used over and over again to bend the rules or change who the rules apply to. Elites often try to sway the game in their favor by changing the definitions.

Another way they get this accomplished is by using an emotional appeal to make an exception to the rule for a “special” case. You see this constantly in the media. For every single confessed standard, there is an unconfessed double standard at work.

 

 

 

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