Regulate Telecommunications … or Else!

For today’s discussion of technology & rhetoric, the following chained proposition:

“Telecommunications is essential to … democracy. It is essential, in fact, to keeping an informed populace.” And therefore, “If somebody doesn’t regulate this, it’s buyer beware.”

Source: Loretta Lynch, California Public Utilities Commission

Which logical fallacy is exhibited by Ms. Lynch?

a) Petitio principii

b) Non sequitur

c) Post hoc reasoning

d) Ignoratio elenchi

d) None — it’s all Latin to me

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  1. Possibill says:

    Actually the answer could easily be e) All of the above.