History Main / TheWarOnStraw

4th Aug '16 2:36:05 PM RaisenRhaasen
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* NoMereWindmill
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer (when [[RefugeInAudacity the Strawman in question is an honest representation]])



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22nd Jul '16 5:16:37 AM Diask
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* AgentScully (used to portray skeptics, scientists and other people who don't believe in magic/the paranormal/higher powers as closed-minded and dogmatic.)

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* AgentScully (used AgentScully: Used to portray skeptics, scientists and other people who don't believe in magic/the paranormal/higher powers as closed-minded and dogmatic.)



* AssimilationAcademy (where schools are portrayed as soul-sucking institutions designed to mould everyone into being identical.)

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* AssimilationAcademy (where schools AssimilationAcademy: Schools are portrayed as soul-sucking institutions designed to mould everyone into being identical.)



* CorruptCorporateExecutive (frequently, when one of these appears in fictionland, it's to either be, or set up, a strawman)

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive (frequently, CorruptCorporateExecutive: Frequently, when one of these appears in fictionland, it's to either be, or set up, a strawman)



** DesignatedVillain/LiveActionTV



* EasyEvangelism (the strawman has never considered the opposing view and immediately converts once they hear an explanation)

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* EasyEvangelism (the EasyEvangelism: The strawman has never considered the opposing view and immediately converts once they hear an explanation)explanation.



* FalseDichotomy (two fronts for the price of one!)
* FoxNewsLiberal (and its counterpart, the MSNBCConservative.)

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* FalseDichotomy (two FalseDichotomy: Two fronts for the price of one!)
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* FoxNewsLiberal (and and its counterpart, the MSNBCConservative.)



* GodwinsLaw (comparing anything you don't like with one of the worst dictators in human history)

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* GodwinsLaw (comparing GodwinsLaw: Comparing anything you don't like with one of the worst dictators in human history)history



* GoodIsDumb (portrays [[GoodnessTropes goodness]] and [[IdealismTropes idealism]] as something utterly moronic and out of touch with life)
* GrumpyBear (essentially a straw [[TheCynic cynic]])

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* GoodIsDumb (portrays [[GoodnessTropes goodness]] GoodIsDumb: Portrays {{goodness|Tropes}} and [[IdealismTropes idealism]] {{idealism|Tropes}} as something utterly moronic and out of touch with life)
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* GrumpyBear (essentially GrumpyBear: Essentially a straw [[TheCynic cynic]])cynic]].



** InformedWrongness/LiveActionTV



* OutsideJoke (when the joke is based on a misrepresentation or misunderstanding of the subject)

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* OutsideJoke (when the OutsideJoke: A joke is based on a misrepresentation or misunderstanding of the subject)subject.



* StrawHypocrite (When the {{hypocrite}} doesn't even believe what he preaches; as with AmoralAttorney or CorruptChurch, not ''always'' a subtrope of The War On Straw, but a frequent one nevertheless.)

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* StrawHypocrite (When the StrawHypocrite: The {{hypocrite}} doesn't even believe what he preaches; as with AmoralAttorney or CorruptChurch, not ''always'' a subtrope of The War On Straw, but a frequent one nevertheless.)
20th Jul '16 10:09:46 AM MrThorfan64
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12th Jul '16 2:06:03 AM MrThorfan64
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** DesignatedVillain/LiveActionTV
27th Jun '16 2:19:30 AM Midna
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Simple: declare war on straw! You're the writer, aren't you? You control what the "other side" has to say. All you need to do is present the opposing position as a laughable shadow of its former self and you can easily knock it over. You'll always be the winner! Everybody loves a winner.

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Simple: declare war on straw! You're the writer, aren't you? You control what the "other side" has to say. All you need to do is present the opposing position as a laughable shadow of its former self and you can easily knock it over. You'll always be the winner! Everybody loves a winner.
winner. Bonus points if the opposing side is violently murdered afterwards (with the killer [[KarmaHoudini never being punished]], naturally, because why would you ever punish someone who's ''right?'').
24th Jun '16 8:47:01 PM Chariset
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So, you want to bring up politics, or have AnAesop, but can't bring yourself to fairly represent the other side of the argument? You didn't read up on the other side's position, and hope to patch your argument with a little [[LogicalFallacies dodgy logic]]?

Well, there's only one thing to do: declare war on straw! You're the writer, aren't you? You can control what the "other side" has to say. So have them present the opposing position as a laughable shadow of its former self so you can easily knock it over. You can win every time! And everybody loves a winner.

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So, You've set out making your latest work with the intention to speak your piece on some contested issue, but you've found it's harder than you want to bring up politics, or expected. You have AnAesop, but to write both sides of the issue, after all, and what do you do when you can't bring yourself to fairly represent the other side of the argument? You didn't read up argument. What if you're not entirely clear on what the other side's position, and hope to patch your argument with a little [[LogicalFallacies dodgy logic]]?

Well, there's only one thing to do:
side ''is''?

Simple:
declare war on straw! You're the writer, aren't you? You can control what the "other side" has to say. So have them All you need to do is present the opposing position as a laughable shadow of its former self so and you can easily knock it over. You can win every time! And everybody You'll always be the winner! Everybody loves a winner.
5th May '16 6:57:15 PM MsChibi
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4th May '16 11:05:47 AM MsChibi
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17th Oct '15 4:49:09 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:250:Your argument did not address his, but nice try. ]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Your argument did not address his, but nice try. ]]]]
17th Oct '15 4:48:56 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:200:[[VisualPun http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Strawmanguthing_1968.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Your argument did not address his, but nice try. ]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:Your [[caption-width-right:250:Your argument did not address his, but nice try. ]]
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