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Special counsel alleged Biden couldn't recall personal milestones. His response: 'My memory is fine.'

The longstanding concerns about President Joe Biden's age and memory intensified on Thursday.

Josh Boak, Seung Min Kim

AP News

February 8, 2024

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Ad Hominem, Appeal to Emotion, Biased Language, False Dilemma

credAIble Evaluation:

This text scrutinizes President Joe Biden's cognitive abilities and age in the context of a special counsel's report and public appearances, marked by moderate intensity of logical fallacies. Ad Hominem attacks are notable, directly challenging Biden's fitness for presidency based on his age and alleged memory issues rather than his policy decisions or leadership qualities. The narrative leverages Appeal to Emotion, emphasizing Biden's angry responses and memory lapses to stir doubts among readers about his capability. Biased Language is employed to describe Biden's actions and the report's findings, casting them in a negative, prejudiced light to influence reader perception. A False Dilemma is presented implicitly, suggesting the only options are to question Biden's fitness based on these reports or ignore potential leadership issues, overlooking the complexity of presidential competency beyond age or isolated incidents. The argumentation relies on emotional manipulation and biased assertions to critique Biden, lacking a balanced or comprehensive consideration of his performance or the context of his public statements.

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