Inconsistent comparison


 
Name of fallacy Inconsistent comparison
Aliases  
Type Inductive Argument, Informal Argument
Description Where different methods of comparison are used, leaving one with a false impression of the whole comparison.
Example An advertisement might say "product X is less expensive than product A, has better quality than product B, and has more features than product C". This is designed to give the impression that product X is better than products A, B, and C in all respects, but doesn't actually make that claim. In fact, product A may be the most expensive, product B may be the lowest quality, and product C may have the fewest features of the three. So, the original statement really only means "product X is not the most expensive, lowest quality, fewest feature product on the market".
Form 
Treatment Dealt with by examining the comparison and rewording it.

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