New fallacy icon: red herring

We were sure we’d need a few more fallacy icons eventually.  For some, it’s easier to conceive a design than for others, and because of the ease of the design we started work on a “red herring” design last week.

The red herring fallacy is one of the fallacies of distraction, named for the way a reeking fish might throw tracking bloodhounds off the trail of a fugitive.

red herring

Look for our fishy friend as a late addition to our fact check of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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