History Main / AppealToWorseProblems

14th Jan '18 3:13:40 AM ClatoLawa
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* [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian MP]] Bob Katter's now infamous (and [[http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-30/fact-check-does-a-crocodile-kill-someone-every-three-months-/9202902 incorrect]]) [[http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/abc-hosts-lose-it-over-bob-katters-bizarre-marriage-rant/news-story/ab0840f6d8f7a6c41bf1ff12ba4f9a5f response]] to the result of the postal survey into legalising same-sex marriage (which he had campaigned against):
-->'''Katter''': I mean, y’know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I’m concerned. [[MoodWhiplash But I AIN’T spendin’ any time on it]], because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland."
4th Jan '18 4:12:33 PM DoctorSleep
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* Anti-feminists will occasionally bring up how women in Muslim theocracies are treated and how feminists never raise awareness for them. This is usually right after feminists start rallying around issues (similar, lesser, whatever) happening in their own countries.
11th Dec '17 12:53:45 PM matruz
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* Similar to the ''Munich'' example, in ''Film/PatriotsDay'' the [=FBI=] tries to use a Facebook post made by Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, the wife of one of the Boston terror bombers, in which she reacts to the bombing by saying that "More people die in Siria and other countries", as evidence to coax her to reveal her knowledge on the terror plot.

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* Similar to the ''Munich'' example, in ''Film/PatriotsDay'' the [=FBI=] tries to use a Facebook post made by Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, the wife of one of the Boston terror bombers, in which she reacts to the bombing by saying that "More people die in Siria Syria and other countries", as evidence to coax her to reveal her knowledge on the terror plot.
11th Dec '17 12:51:28 PM matruz
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* Similar to the ''Munich'' example, in ''Film/PatriotsDay'' the [=FBI=] tries to use a Facebook post made by Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, the wife of one of the Boston terror bombers, in which she reacts to the bombing by saying that "More people die in Siria and other countries", as evidence to coax her to reveal her knowledge on the terror plot.
9th Nov '17 11:05:15 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** ENOUGH! There are people who didn't even get a chance to ''exist'', even in dead baby form!''

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*** ENOUGH! There are people who didn't even get a chance to ''exist'', even in dead baby form!''form!
8th Nov '17 8:40:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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# That it is not possible to care about big and small problems simultaneously. (False Dilemma)

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# That it is not possible to care about several big and small problems simultaneously. (False Dilemma)
7th Oct '17 1:06:29 PM ItBugsMe
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* Famously when Music/MichaelJackson died, Hugo Chavez criticized the newspapers [[WorstNewsJudgementEver for reporting this on their front pages]] rather than the 2009 Honduras coup d'etat.
30th Sep '17 8:42:31 AM trumpetmarietta
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The intent is to distort the opponent's claim X into "X, which is far more important than anything else."

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The intent is to distort the opponent's claim X "''X''" into "X, "''X'', which is far more important than anything else."
21st Aug '17 11:45:42 PM garthvader
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* The "worse problem" is something that flows directly from the logic of the original point. For example, if someone is complaining it is "unrealistic" for a skeleton character to have hair, pointing out it is unrealistic for a skeleton character to be able to ''do anything'' is a valid rebuttal.
21st Aug '17 11:40:47 PM garthvader
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A type of FalseDichotomy, and close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency. Overlaps with a specific type of [[AdHominem|Tu Quoque]] fallacy called '''Whataboutism''' which uses the same logic (you make point A, but what about B?) but is used to deflect criticism of a group from sources external to that group by pointing to a perceived equal or worse thing that the speaker's group does.

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A type of FalseDichotomy, and close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency. Overlaps with a specific type of [[AdHominem|Tu [[AdHominem Tu Quoque]] fallacy called '''Whataboutism''' which uses the same logic (you make point A, but what about B?) but is used to deflect criticism of a group from sources external to that group by pointing to a perceived equal or worse thing that the speaker's group does.
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