Essay on The Black And White Logical Fallacy

2189 Words Dec 13th, 2016 9 Pages
more frequently in the most recent presidential race, the use of post-truth politics. This is “a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored (Post-truth Politics). So many people form emotional attachments to their arguments that they appear to be seeing through glasses with bias lenses. One example of a politician engaging in debate with a narrow point of view is when Donald Trump stated at a rally in Arizona that the newly approved government budget would decrease border security, however, the actually clause within the proposal states that more money will be available for border control (Donald Trump 's File). He had such a simplistic way of looking at information that not only does he tend to skew information but he uses what is called the Black and White logical fallacy. This is when “you presented two alternative states as the only possibilities, when in fact more possibilities exist” (Logical Fallacies). Most of what President-Elect Trump says is corrupted by this fallacy. He takes a controversial topic like immigration and says how you either pick him, who will keep your families safe or you choose Hillary who is going to let them flood the gates. He makes it seem like no middle ground can be reached, therefore, forcing people to choose from two extremes. The excessive use of this fallacy as well as other too is…

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