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It was back in the earliest days of Olbermann Watch when we first discovered just how closely Keith was monitoring our site. In an exchange with one of the looniest of the original OlbyLoons, galpal Marisa McNee, I explained to her the concept of a logical fallacy (it's the 8th comment in the thread):
A logical fallacy is an error in logical argument which is independent of the truth of the premises. There are various type of logical fallacies. An ad hominem argument is a type of logical fallacy that involves replying to an argument or assertion by addressing the person presenting the argument or assertion rather than the argument itself. A fallacious ad hominem argument has the basic form: A makes claim B; there is something objectionable about A, therefore claim B is false.
Later that night, Olbermann opened Countdown with material lifted directly from Olbermann Watch - explaining the concept of a logical fallacy:
Good Evening...the logical fallacy is that knee-jerk part of life in which Event A occurs and then Event B follows and the natural...and usually wrong assumption...is to conclude that event A caused event B. Our fifth story in the countdown tonight...it's not always wrong...for the ninth time in six years a statement from the al Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zahwiri was followed by...in short order...a terrorist attack.
And now here it is, going on three years later, and Keith is still relying on OlbyWatch's resident expert in forensics and the study of logical forms. Keith introduced is inane 16-minute epic, "Nexus of Terror" with almost the same words:
We remind you again that coincidences can happen that the logical fallacy insists that just because Event A occurs and then Event B occurs that does not automatically mean that Event A caused Event B.