Credentials and appeals to authority.

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One of the oddest things about citizens of the USA using the appeal to authority fallacy is that Woodrow Wilson, the only president of this country to ever hold an advanced degree, was also easily the worst president in this country's history.

No, Trump doesn't come close.

Wilson screened Birth of a Nation at the White House. He didn't do it because it was a groundbreaking piece of cinema; he did it because he was a fucking Klansman.

He threw Yiddish-speaking socialists in prison for protesting the draft during the first world war. He was a bad person who did bad things and it seems that a lot of millennials would wave his credentials in front of our faces to show that he was smarter than the rest of us.

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