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Fallacies of Which Dan Shaughnessy Is Guilty

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the rhetorical fallacies committed by Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy in his most recent piece, in which he argues that the Red Sox are a “doofus organization” — which list is accompanied by a photo of an almost amused E.B. White. [Reference: Aaron, LB Brief (4th ed).]

• Begging the question
• Non sequitur
• Red herring
• Appeal to emotion
• Bandwagon
• Ad populum
• Hasty generalizations
• Sweeping generalizations
• Reductive fallacy
• Post hoc fallacy
• Either/or fallacy