- This fallacy is committed when, while arguing a general rule, one makes a comparison between a single aspect of two situations, and a reply treats it as a claim that the two are directly analogous to each other. For example
"I do not support the use of [software] cracks to bypass copy protection, regardless of my opposition to copy protection. I believe it is always wrong to oppose the law by breaking it."
"Such a position is odious: It implies that you would not have supported Martin Luther King Jr."
"Are you saying that software piracy is as important as the struggle for Black liberation? How dare you!"