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  •  Good question and a sad one (8+ / 0-)
    Are there no copyeditors nowadays?
     

    I worry about this a lot.

    I finally chose straw man on the poll though I dislike all of the choices.  Making up what "someone" said and then shooting it down is so dishonest that my blood curdles.

    wiki says it better:

    a type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and to refute it, without ever having actually refuted the original position

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    by cfk on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:53:48 PM PDT

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