To discard any factual statement by bringing in a circular argument, appeal to authority or any other well-used and abused forms of fallacies. Simply put, if you can't beat them, confuse them. A strategy to win bigly
and not get tired of winning. Recently seen in public use by POTUS Trump and his group of minions, lead by Sean Spicer.
NYT Rep: But, Mr. President, where did you get the info about this terror -
POTUS: It was on FOX news!
NYT Rep: Okay, but the news was covering your statements, right?
POTUS: Why would they cover it if it was not true?! Believe me, they are very smart people. Ver smart, I tell you. They know what they were doing.
NYT cam guy: Damn! He played the trumpcard