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Brianna Likens and Maili Barr.  A red herring fallacy is a distraction, and is committed when a listener attempts to divert an arguer from his argument.

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1 Brianna Likens and Maili Barr

2  A red herring fallacy is a distraction, and is committed when a listener attempts to divert an arguer from his argument by introducing another topic.  ed-herring/

3  Obama-Romney Presidential Debate  FGpbM FGpbM

4  Act One Abigail: Gah! I’d almost forgot how strong you are, John Proctor! Proctor: What’s this mischief here? Abigail: Oh, she’s only gone silly somehow.  Proctor directs the attention away from his strength and changes the subject to the problem with Betty.

5  Act Three Danforth: Abigail, is it possible that the spirits were illusion only, some deception that may cross your mind. Search your heart and tell me this. Abigail: I have been hurt Mr. Danforth. I have been near murdered every day because I done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people. There is– face turns, frightened. Danforth: What is it, child? Abigail: I—I know not. A wind, a cold wind has come.

6  (continued) Abigail comes up with a diversion about a cold wind to distract the court from Mr. Danforth’s accusation against her.

7  Red Herring Fallacy-Second Obama-Romney Debate. Web. 22 Feb  "Logical Fallacies Red Herring." Logical Fallacies. N.p., Web. Web. 23 Feb


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