Alterman, Eric. *Sound and Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy.* –Crucial reading for an understanding of the rise of the punditocracy.

Alterman, Eric. *What Liberal Media?*

Perkins, Ray *Logic and Mr. Limbaugh.* Open Court Press.See the fallacies in action. Perkins illustrates the informal fallacies from Rush Limbaugh’s own words.

Shermer, Michael, *Why People Believe Weird Things.*

Hurley, Patrick, *A Concise Introduction to Logic.* Wadsworth Publishing.

Tidman and Kahane, *Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric.*

Gilovich. Thomas *How we know what isn’t so.* Free Press 1991.

Recent research on logical fallacies has revealed and corrected some of the inadequacies of the standard textbook accounts. A good place to start is any of the following books by Douglas Walton:

Walton, Douglas N, *Ad hominem arguments.* Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1998

Walton, Douglas N *Scare tactics : arguments that appeal to fear and threats.* Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2000

Walton, Douglas N *Slippery slope arguments* Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992

Walton, Douglas N *Relevance in argumentation* Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, c2004

Walton, Douglas N *One-sided arguments : a dialectical analysis of bias* Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c1999

Walton, Douglas N *Informal fallacies : towards a theory of argument criticisms* Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1987

Woods, John, 1937- *Fallacies : selected papers 1972-1982* Dordrecht, Holland ; Providence, RI, USA : Foris, 1989

Walton, Douglas N *Fallacies arising from ambiguity* Dordrecht, The Netherlands ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1996

Hans V. Hansen and Robert C. Pinto, eds. *Fallacies : classical and contemporary readings* University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1995

Walton, Douglas N. *Begging the question : circular reasoning as a tactic of argumentation* New York : Greenwood Press, 1991

Walton, Douglas N. *Arguments from ignorance.* University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1996

Walton, Douglas N. *Appeal to popular opinion.* University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1999

Walton, Douglas N. *Appeal to pity = Argumentum ad misericordiam.* Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1997

Walton, Douglas N. *Appeal to expert opinion : arguments from authority.* University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1997

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