Propaganda Techniques

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.


44:25: minimizationsee definition - 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.
: Warnock trivializes what his position might be on the size of SCOTUS, in the face of everyday people's struggles with the pandemic.

0:09: minimizationsee definition - 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.
: Blunt trivializes Trump's use of falsehoods, in light of other things he feels people are more concerned about.

05:14: minimizationsee definition - 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.
: Gorka trivializes Trump's failure to address election meddling with Putin, in the face of saving lives in Syria.

01:36: minimizationsee definition - 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.
: Obama trivializes the scrutiny of his past positions, in light of things he believes viewers are concerned about, like healthcare and college.