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    Give three examples of fallacies that are being used today in the media, newpapers, and commercials.

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    Slippery Slope: If the Republicans win the election, then we will lose our benefits and probably end up homeless in the streets!

    Staw man argument: Those who favor gun-control legislation just want to take all guns away from responsible citizens and put them into the hands of the criminals.

    Ad hominem: John's objections to capital punishment carry no weight since he is a convicted felon.

    Appeal to emotion:The new skinny diet will make you feel great, you'll no longer worry about your weight, members of the opposite sex will be hitting on you, you ...

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    This post provides examples of fallacies that are used in the media today and explains how they are used.