Techniques used by Bernie Sanders

exaggeration - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is. (8 uses)

glittering generalities - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason. (2 uses)

baseless claim - a statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated. (2 uses)

cherry picking - presenting only evidence that confirms your position, while ignoring or withholding a more significant portion that contradicts it. (1 use)

fear-mongering - making frightening and exaggerated warnings of impending danger to arouse fear and diminish rationality about an issue. (1 use)

fault as virtue - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it. (1 use)

guilt by association - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent. (1 use)

slogan - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals. (1 use)

whataboutism - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others. (1 use)

false claim - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue. (1 use)

the American people - promoting a position as having the overwhelming support of all Americans, while providing no evidence that it does. (1 use)