Definitions for "Ad hominem attack"
A method of arguing that should be avoided - attacking a person or their character (rather than refuting the points they make). We note that certain New Zealand politicians seem to make a habit of using ad hominem attacks.
a logical error where the person making an argument is attacked instead of the argument
a logical fallacy describing the attempt to discredit an argument by merely attacking the credibility of the arguer
Keywords:  tool, right
a tool of the right