Techniques used by Kamala Harris

half truth - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth. (4 uses)

exaggeration - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is. (3 uses)

misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. (3 uses)

non-sequitur - response that doesn't follow logically from or isn't related to anything previously asked or said. (1 use)

bandwagon - creating social pressure to conform by promoting a sense of group-membership or inevitable victory. (1 use)

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

straw man - misrepresenting an opponent's position or argument to make it easier to attack, usually by exaggerating, distorting, or just completely fabricating it. (1 use)

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

virtue by association - championing public symbols that carry respect, authority, sanction, and prestige to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols. (1 use)

reversal of reality - a statement that is not only verifiably false, but is the exact opposite of the truth. (1 use)