In the seventy-eighth episode we explore the McNamara Fallacy, starting with Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld, then moving on to Trump focusing on money instead of the environment and Don Jr equating refugees to Skittles.
In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson focusing on COVID cases to justify lockdowns and switching deaths to justify opening up again when the cases are inconveniently high.
In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from a Last Week Tonight segment on standardised testing, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and medical research.
Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
Then we talk about the indictments brought again the Trump organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg.
And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
The full show notes for this episode can be found at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft78
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Jim and Mark explain logical fallacies using examples from Trump, pop culture and UK politics.