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Quote Mining is:-

The practice of quoting out of context, sometimes referred to as "contextomy" or "quote mining", is a logical fallacy and a type of false attribution in which a passage is removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.[1]

Arguments based on this fallacy typically take two forms. As a straw man argument, which is frequently found in politics, it involves quoting an opponent out of context in order to misrepresent their position (typically to make it seem more simplistic or extreme) in order to make it easier to refute. As an appeal to authority, it involves quoting an authority on the subject out of context, in order to misrepresent that authority as supporting some position.[2]

Perspective on Quote MiningEdit

Here we're parodying Conservapedia and we know we're exaggerating.

Liberal Perspective on Quote MiningEdit

Quote Mining is an abhorrent practice where one twists another person's word into saying something they didn't mean. For example, a mined quote from "It is absurd to think the moon is made of cheese" can be "...the moon is made of cheese"

Conservative Perspective on Quote MiningEdit

Quote Mining is something done by our retarded cousins. Any quote, no matter how long, that proves a conservative wrong is a product of quote mining. On the other hand, any quote that exposes liberal deceit is by definition not quote mining, no matter how short.

Neocon Perspective on Quote MiningEdit

Quote Mining is a false term coined by liberals. Like "Freedom".

footnotesEdit

  1. Engel, Morris S., With Good Reason: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies (1994), pp. 106-107 ISBN 0-312-15758-4
  2. Quoting Out of Context, Fallacy Files Adapted from Wikipedia, [1]

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