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THE SCARECROW

THE SCARECROW

A very common rhetorical device in the media, which consists of exaggerating an opponent's statements to make them look ridiculous.

EXAMPLE

Between 2 politicians:

P1: "I think this medicine should be banned because it carries risks, so it's safer to ban it for the time being".

P2: "But what do you mean sir ? You want to let people die by preventing them from treating themselves with this medicine, is that it? You want to let the population die?"

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6 manipulation techniques you need to know to protect yourself against them. To thwart the attempts at manipulation that we are confronted with on a daily basis (on the Internet, during a debate, within our circle of friends...) and to be aware that they exist.

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