Falsehoods & Distortions

post hoc - proclaiming that because something occurred after X, it was caused by X, when no causal relationship may exist at all.


02:29: post hocsee definition - proclaiming that because something occurred after X, it was caused by X, when no causal relationship may exist at all.
: Taking credit for eliminating out-of-network surprise medical billing, when Trump passed that legislation before leaving office in December 2020.[2]

28:22: post hocsee definition - proclaiming that because something occurred after X, it was caused by X, when no causal relationship may exist at all.
: Crediting the Trump tax cut for the rise in blue collar wages, when much of those gains can be attributed to minimum wage increases at the state level.[5]

28:51: post hocsee definition - proclaiming that because something occurred after X, it was caused by X, when no causal relationship may exist at all.
: Crediting stop-and-frisk for a decline in the murder rate, when it had already been declining years before stop-and-frisk was implemented.[7]