Culture wars, politics

Nutpicking is a tactic to make the opposing side seem wrong/crazy.

Step 1: Pick the craziest, most extreme example or person from the opposing side

Step 2: Claim that this example/person represents the entire opposing side. Therefore, the entire enterprise must be crazy!

Of course, an extreme example doesn't represent the entire group - that's why it's an extreme example. But some have a hard time realizing this. If you see the nutpicking tactic being used, probably best to exit the conversation.

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