- If you find that one (or both) of the following thoughts is entering your brain, it may be helpful to remind yourself that they are fallacies:
* X criticizes negative media coverage of Candidate Y. Therefore, X supports Candidate Y.
* X criticizes positive media coverage being lavished on Candidate Y. Therefore, X opposes Candidate Y.
For a rational person, it is actually possible to criticize negative media coverage directed at a candidate that one does not support. It's equally possible -- for a rational person, that is -- to criticize positive media coverage being lavished on a candidate one likes.