A logical fallacy
where the arguer manipulate
s the terms used so that the counterargument
(or counterarguer) appears bad
, and that the argument
and those who agree
are morally superior
Example: "The President claims he never had sexual relations with that woman." The word 'claims' implies he's lying. (sorry, couldn't pass it up)
Example: Look at any argument on abortion. "pro-choice" vs "pro-life", each label implying the other is anti-choice or anti-life.
To prove, identify the loaded terms and show that the assumptions behind them are not necessarily true.