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Howell Raines Fallacy

The presumption that the majority of people in any group will choose the option that one happens to be endorsing at the time, if only given a fair choice. The failure of the people to choose that option means that the majority were not given a fair chance to choose.

From the New York Times Editor who presided over the Jason Blair scandal.

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