October 2008 LSAT Section 1 Question 1
Melody on November 20, 2013The fallacy in the argument is an ad hominem fallacy. This is where the merit of the argument is attacked by taking issue with the merit of the arguer. The conclusion is that the editor can hardly be trusted to pass judgment on grammatical and spelling errors, since similar errors have been found in her own magazine. Just because similar errors have been found in her own magazine does not make the fact that there are several spelling and grammatical errors in a recent TV program any less true; so one cannot necessarily conclude that she can hardly be trusted to pass judgment on such matters. The argument attacks the tendencies of the editor as opposed to whether or not she has the ability to pass judgment on such matters.