Full coverage of the 2022 Georgia U.S. Senate debate between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.

By Michael Gordon and Angela Fraioli
11/06/2022 • 08:33 AM EST

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: Click or tap on any techniquesee definition - the definition will be displayed here.
that appears in bold to show its definition.
: honor by associationsee definition - championing societal sacred cows to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols.
: Christianity.
: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.
: common folksee definition - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: The U.S. wasn't energy independent before, including during the Trump era.[1]
: passing the bucksee definition - shifting blame onto someone else for self-exoneration or to direct attention away from those really at fault.
: To big oil and pharma for the financial hardships Georgians are facing.
: euphemismsee definition - replacing accurate language that may be offensive with language that is more palatable, to instill a positive association.
: The term "tax cut" to describe the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan economic stimulus bill.[2]
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Walker trivializes the cost of insulin, in light of the cost of other more basic needs that he alleges have increased due to Warnock.
: straw mansee definition - misrepresenting an opponent's position or argument to make it easier to attack, usually by exaggerating, distorting, or just completely fabricating it.
: While Walker did suggest eating right helps, he never suggested those taking insulin were responsible for the cost of insulin.
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Walker characterizes Warnock as being loyal to outside interests.
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Walker again characterizes Warnock as being loyal to outside interests.
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Walker uses Warnock's voting record to link Warnock to Biden.
: accuse of lyingsee definition - reacting to undesirable truths simply with accusations of lies and lying.
: Walker simply calls the accusation a lie, without providing any evidence to the contrary or refuting any part of the accusation.[3]
: passing the bucksee definition - shifting blame onto someone else for self-exoneration or to direct attention away from those really at fault.
: To the people of Georgia, for him continuing to claim he didn't pay for an abortion.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Walker has expressed support for a complete ban on abortion, with no exceptions.[4]
: slogansee definition - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals.
: "Do you want a senator who wants to control your life or do you want a senator who wants to save your life."
: projectionsee definition - accusing an opponent of using the same underhanded tactics or committing the same misdeeds the accuser is guilty of.
: Walker accuses Warnock of promoting abortion, when he is the one that's been accused of urging a woman to have an abortion.[4]
: mirroring languagesee definition - just repeating words from a question in your response, to make it sound like you're answering the question, without answering the question.
: Warnock just repeats the words from the question in his answer, while never clarifying why he used the word "God" in his statement.
: glittering generalitiessee definition - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason.
: About "the dignity of work, essential wages, essential benefits, participating in prosperity, a livable wage, and getting to a good place" (when it remains unclear why he doesn't support a higher minimum wage).
: baseless claimsee definition - a statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated.
: A statement Warnock made in 2015 about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri has hurt law enforcement morale and recruitment and empowered criminals.[5]
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Walker again characterizes Warnock as being loyal to outside interests.
: ad hominemsee definition - attacking the character or motive of the person making an argument, rather than attacking the argument itself.
: Warnock attacks the character of his opponents for making the allegations, without addressing the allegations.
: accuse of lyingsee definition - reacting to undesirable truths simply with accusations of lies and lying.
: Warnock simply calls the charges untrue, without providing any evidence to the contrary or refuting any part of the charges.[6]
: ad hominemsee definition - attacking the character or motive of the person making an argument, rather than attacking the argument itself.
: Warnock again attacks the character of his opponents for making the allegations, without addressing the allegations.
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Warnock trivializes the details of the lawsuit with his ex-wife, in light of the great children that came out of the marriage.
: fault as virtuesee definition - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it.
: Walker uses his past history of domestic violence to portray himself as a champion for mental health.
: fault as virtuesee definition - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it.
: Walker uses his history of mental illness to portray himself as a champion for mental health.
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Walker again characterizes himself as loyal to Georgia and Warnock as loyal to outside interests.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Not everybody with a job has health care.[7]
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Warnock trivializes where he stands on who should run for president in 2024, in light of the importance of him staying focused on his job.
: fault as virtuesee definition - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it.
: Walker characterizes his nepotism as a badge of honor.
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Walker uses his "allies" analogy to link Warnock to Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Walker trivializes the investigations into election inference by Trump, in light of getting to what's important.
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Walker trivializes the potential offensiveness of the Atlanta Braves' branding, in light of other more concerning things.
: honor by associationsee definition - championing societal sacred cows to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols.
: Christianity.

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