Falsehoods & Distortions

appeal to false authority - insisting something is true because someone posing as or being framed as an expert says it's true.

In the examples shown, the comment identifies those being cited or framed as experts that are not experts on the issue at hand.


23:51: appeal to false authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because someone posing as or being framed as an expert says it's true.
: Cruz cites the victims of school shootings as experts in advising on how to best reduce school shootings.

24:58: appeal to false authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because someone posing as or being framed as an expert says it's true.
: O'Rourke now cites the parent of a school shooting victim as an expert in knowing what works to protect those in school shootings.