Propaganda Techniques

red herring - throwing an irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand.


52:53: red herringsee definition - throwing an irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand.
: Biden brings up the need to get a booster shot, which has no relation to the question of why the White House is still counting those without boosters as "fully vaccinated."

05:13: red herringsee definition - throwing an irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand.
: Trump brings up his crowd size in Tulsa, which has no relation to the question of why he chose to hold an indoor rally during the Covid-19 pandemic.

41:10: red herringsee definition - throwing an irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand.
: Bloomberg brings up how his company handles sexual misconduct and hires lots of women, which has no relation to past allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.