whataboutism

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15:54 Nov 22, 2019
English to Croatian translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Additional field(s): History, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Journalism
English term or phrase: whataboutism
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
The rhetorical technique or practice by reversing the accusation, arguing that an opponent is guilty of an offense just as egregious or worse. Also known as "whataboutery".

Example sentence(s):
  • Fears of impending whataboutism do not appear to have been exaggerated. Pundits have been noticing Trump’s proclivity for the “what about” defense for months. Even since taking office, the president has been quick to respond to accusations of collusion or corruption by pointing to the alleged misdeeds of his former opponent, Hillary Clinton. HuffPost
  • For a nanosecond, especially to an uncritical listener, this stab at logic might seem interesting, even thought-provoking, and that’s why it’s a useful political tool. Whataboutism appears to broaden context, to offer a counterpoint, when really it’s diverting blame, muddying the waters and confusing the hell out of rational listeners. Washington Post
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3a što s onim
Alen Ontl, PhD


  

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a što s onim


Definition from Narod.hr:
Na “whataboutismu” – pojam proizašao iz engleskog “what about”, “a što s onim” – se bazirala sovjetska propaganda, to je varijacija “tu quoque”, “I ti” logičke pogreške.

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  • Krenuli radovi na Pelješkom mostu, a što s cestama? - Narod.hr  
Alen Ontl, PhD
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