straw man

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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


Related Words

an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

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Malloy made a strawman argument on at least two different levels.
Calvin Brown's May article is a strawman argument that paints horns on progressive Christians.
With that, he has opened himself up to the criticism of creating a strawman argument.
I believe you are reading way too much into my reply, and protesting too much, particularly in your last sentence, which is a strawman argument doing double duty as an ad hominem attack.