Techniques used by Mike Bloomberg

misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. (2 uses)

post hoc - proclaiming that because something occurred after X, it was caused by X, when no causal relationship may exist at all. (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)

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)

red herring - throwing one irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand. (1 use)