Cherrypicking

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'''Cherrypicking''' is a dishonest debate tactic that involves selectively quoting one source to make it seem like it means something other then its actual meaning.  It may also refer to citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring other evidence from the same source that refutes the argument. This is also often referred to as quote mining.
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'''Cherrypicking''' is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring other evidence from the same source that refutes the argument.
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'''Quote mining''' is a variation that involves selectively quoting one source to make it seem like it means something other than its actual meaning.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:22, 30 April 2013

Cherrypicking is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring other evidence from the same source that refutes the argument.

Quote mining is a variation that involves selectively quoting one source to make it seem like it means something other than its actual meaning.

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