A logical fallacy
in which the author attack
s an argument
different from (and usually weaker
or more extreme
than) the opposition
's argument. People usually do this when preaching to the choir
to rile them up
, or when they don't have any good counterargument
Example: General Wesc has a good one above.
To prove that a Straw Man has been used, give the opposition's better argument to show that it has been misrepresented.