Falsehoods & Distortions

appeal to compromised authority - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome.

In the examples shown, the comment explains how the cited opinion is compromised.


36:42: appeal to compromised authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome.
: The author of the Jefferson Institute report was involved in a paid capacity with Republican members of Virginia’s General Assembly.[9]

0:03: appeal to compromised authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome.
: Sarah Sanders is currently a member of the Trump administration.

55:00: appeal to compromised authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome.
: Half of the "group of national security experts," who have concerns with Sanders also have ties to military contractors.[4]