I often hear from media personalities that they are right about a theory or assertion merely by associating themselves with someone or something.
- "I know Mr. X very well (for years) and i know that he wouldn't do something like that."
- "I've been in the X Organization for years. The X Organization would clearly do X, Y, Z"
What is this fallacy called? I tried reviewing the list of fallacies on the internet and couldn't figure it out.
Or is this not really categorized as a fallacy?