Techniques used by Jaime Harrison

labeling - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category. (2 uses)

common folk - establishing a connection with an audience based on being just like one of them and therefore being able to empathize with their concerns. (1 use)

hyperbole - an extravagant statement or figure of speech used for effect, not intended to be taken literally. (1 use)

adding qualifiers - adding an extra word or phrase to a response, which makes it ultimately meaningless, but still leaves the desired impression. (1 use)

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

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