Contextomy - FT#60


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In the sixtieth episode we explore the Contextomy Fallacy, starting with Trump taking London Mayor Sadiq Khan out of context, and Bill Barr and Mike Pence doing the same to Robert Mueller and Ron Klain.

In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at both Boris Johnson awkwardly quoting song lyrics and Keir Starmer probably quoting himself.

In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from a newspaper ad for the movie Be Cool, an exchange between lawyers in an actual libel case, and Arrested Development.

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 break down Trump's COVID diagnosis, treatment and super-spreader events.

And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.

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