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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