FALLACIES-Strawman

Deffinition

Strawman oversimplifies an opponent's viewpoint and then attacks that hollow argument.

Exapmles:

Some of you may have seen the 90-minute ABC network television show…entitled "Growing Up in the Age of AIDS".… I was one of nine guests on that live program.… …[A] single 45-second sound bite cost me a long journey and two hectic days in New York City.


People who think abortion should be banned have no respect for the rights of women. They treat them as nothing but baby-making machines. That's wrong. Women must have the right to choose.