Techniques used by Anthony Blinken

glittering generalities - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason. (3 uses)

minimization - 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. (2 uses)

mirroring language - just repeating words from a question in your response, to make it sound like you're answering the question, without answering the question. (1 use)