Ali Vitali publicly shamed herself during President Trump’s South Korea press conference when she obtrusively brought up the Texas massacre where 26 people were gunned down by a madman. The intellectually dishonest and grandstanding reporter repeated her question multiple times during the press briefing and rumors are circulating that she was paid a great deal of cash for her outrageous disruption.
President Trump quickly responded by citing the “good people with guns” who neutralized the murderer.
Her full question asked, “You’ve been talking about putting extreme vetting on people trying to come into the United States, but I wonder if you’d consider extreme vetting for people trying to buy a gun?”
The comparison of the two examples posed by Vitali is a classic Red Herring argument which fails to use any rational sense of logic. A red herring is an intentionally poor comparison that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or audiences towards a false conclusion.