” is a fallacy because either response implies that one has in the past been a member of the Klan, a proposition that may not have been established as true.
Some say that this kind of mistake is not really a fallacy because to ask a question is not to make an argument. There are a number of fallacies associated with causation, the most frequently discussed is , (after this, therefore because of this).
This fallacy ascribes a causal relationship between two states or events on the basis of temporal succession.
For example, Unemployment decreased in the fourth quarter because the government eliminated the gasoline tax in the second quarter.
So, now they are able to respond to emergencies much better than before there are several interpretations that can be given to the premise because it is grammatically ambiguous.
On one reading it can be taken to mean that it is the police who have been drinking and are now to stop it; this makes for a plausible argument.
Two competing conceptions of fallacies are that they are false but popular beliefs and that they are deceptively bad arguments.
These we may distinguish as the belief and argument conceptions of fallacies.
Nowadays many people—even educated people—ignite the ire of philosophers by using ‘begs the question’ to mean ‘raises the question’. The fallacy known as is usually explained as a fallacy associated with questioning.
For example, in a context where a Yes or No answer must be given, the question, “Are you still a member of the Ku Klux Klan?