I'm looking for something similar to "pseudo-profound" or "eloquent poppy cock". I'm thinking of highly inaccurate academic papers and 'scientific' articles. Saying something asinine in a smart way?
The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.
impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace.
EDIT: In your case sophistry should seem the better choice because the sophists of old studied the laws of logic and reasoning by breaking them in ways imperceptible to the unsuspecting. See also a list of logical fallacies.