Ad Hominem: John McCain ‘Wacko Birds’

In an interview with Huffington Post, Se. John McCain (R., Ariz.) employs an illegitimate Ad Hominem attack against Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), and Rep. Justin Amash (R., Mich.).






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Ad Hominem: Matthews vs. Cruz

MSNBC host Chris Matthews engages in an illegitimate ad hominem attack against Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) when discussing the senator’s conduct during former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing for secretary of defense.











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Ad Hominem: MSNBC Commentators vs. Wayne LaPierre

When MSNBC’s Karen Finney and Eugene Robinson attack NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre instead of his proposal to put armed police officers in the nation’s schools, they are employing an ad hominem attack.











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Ad Hominem: NRA ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ vs. Obama

A TV ad by the National Rifle Association employs an ad hominem attack when it labels President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for supposedly sending his children to a school that employs armed guards. Sidwell Friends School, a Quaker school in the nation’s capital, confirms that it does not employ armed guards.











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Chris Matthews: ‘Balloon head’

FlackCheck.org examines Chris Matthews’ January 24, 2011, comment on “Hardball” about Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.)











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Ed Schultz: ‘slut’

FlackCheck.org highlights Ed Schultz’s characterization of conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham.











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Rush Limbaugh: ‘Slut,’ ‘Prostitute,’ ‘Femi-Nazis’

FlackCheck.org flags Rush Limbaugh’s characterizations of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.











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