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TFoTM is hopeful Mayor Skibitsky can keep his composure tomorrow night without engaging in his usual tactic of diversion from an issue. His inability to refute facts provokes him to engage in an ad hominem defense when confronted with questions about public safety issues including a recent fatality on North Ave. and the 6th motor vehicle accident on Central Ave. near the HAWK pedestrian activated crossing.
Translated from Latin to English, "Ad Hominem" means "against the man" or "against the person."
An Ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, his/her circumstances, or his/her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:
- Person A (Westfield resident) makes claim X.
- Person B (Mayor Skibitsky) makes an attack on person A.
- Therefore A's claim is false.