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, Straw man fallacy
, Straw man argument
Synonyms for straw man
a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
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As a lawyer, he should be able to make his argument without the aid of strawmen
and lies about federal forest management.
g, or the perniciousness of religious belief), so they should not be allowed to get away with making simplistic and unfounded generalizations or with demolishing strawmen
, which is usually what they do.
Alterman's technique is always the same: He sets up strawmen
in order to then knock them down.
It's an analysis for people who'd rather joust lazily with strawmen
than engage their opponents' ideas.
An acceptance of these points will hopefully put an end to the prevalence of strawmen
in the debate, and focus attention on meatier issues.
Let's first clear away some rhetorical brush and demolish some strawmen
erected by various overwrought columnists and political pundits.