Begging the Question Fallacy: Boeing, after showing us who they are, says this is not who they are

Begging the Question Fallacy: Boeing, after showing us who they are, says this is not who they are

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“We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the FAA, Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public for them,” Boeing said. “The language used in these communications, and some of the sentiments they express, are inconsistent with Boeing values.

Source: Boeing apologizes as internal memos reveal how workers spoke of deceiving regulators, airlines | The Seattle Times

This kind of fallacy has been covered multiple times in the past on this blog:

This is known as the “begging the question” fallacy, which is to assert that something is true, in spite of actual events, and assert everyone agrees with this. This method is extremely common in corporate and government propaganda efforts.

The comments from internal staff at Boeing are exactly representative of Boeing.

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