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This post at Talking Points Memo is pretty much the essence of nut picking. A taste: Republican politicians have tried to pay homage on Facebook to the late Nelson Mandela since his death on Thursday, but many of their … Continue reading
Nut picking is a variety of straw man fallacy where one selects the looniest advocates of a position as representative of the best or the majority of the opposition. Fear of nut picking often leads to iron manning–purposely ignoring the … Continue reading
Here's an almost definitional instance of nutpicking: 'NUTPICKING' HASN'T GONE AWAY…. I'd hoped we were past this. Yesterday, ThinkProgress reported news that a Muslim cab driver in New York City had been assaulted by a passenger simply because of his … Continue reading