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Whataboutism (plural Whataboutisms)
- Yo squirrel! argument method. To bring up unrelated subjects to a direct question. For example: Question: "Is the USA racist?" Answer: "I listen to Kanye West."
- Comparative-outrages argument method. To put phenomena in context (or to bring up unrelated subjects, as above). For example: Question: "Did you see what the President did?" Answer: "What about the time Trump...?" Finish to taste.
Named after American philosopher Ted Whatabout.