Propaganda Techniques

muddy the waters - bringing up irrelevant facts to confuse or complicate an issue, which may otherwise be relatively simple and easy to understand.


20:59: muddy the waterssee definition - bringing up irrelevant facts to confuse or complicate an issue, which may otherwise be relatively simple and easy to understand.
: Youngkin inserts the Texas abortion law and answers the question for the Texas law, rather than the proposed abortion law in question.

18:58: muddy the waterssee definition - bringing up irrelevant facts to confuse or complicate an issue, which may otherwise be relatively simple and easy to understand.
: Trump brings up prior U.S. intervention, Nicholson's job performance, the meaning of "arming," and Russia's history in Afghanistan, while not addressing whether Russia should be held accountable for arming the Taliban.

22:45: muddy the waterssee definition - bringing up irrelevant facts to confuse or complicate an issue, which may otherwise be relatively simple and easy to understand.
: Conway conflates objective fact with cherry picking, so even simple objective facts (like inaugural crowd size) seem like just a matter of opinion.

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