Cherrypicking

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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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'''Cherrypicking''' is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring evidence from other sources ''or even 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.
 
'''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 19:23, 30 April 2013

Cherrypicking is a dishonest debate tactic that involves citing evidence from a particular source that supports an argument while conveniently ignoring evidence from other sources or even 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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