Appeal to loyalty

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The appeal to loyalty is a logical fallacy committed when the premise of an argument uses a perceived need for loyalty of some sort to distract from the issue being discussed.[1]

B questions A's statement of x.
Anyone who questions A is disloyal.
Therefore, B is wrong.

Problem: Even if B is disloyal, that doesn't mean that B is wrong, as A is not necessarily always right.

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  1. ^ Ronald C. Pine. "Essential Logic: Basic Reasoning Skills for the 21st Century". University of Hawaii-Honolulu.