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    the practice of responding to a difficult question or problem by raising another difficult question or problem, in order to deflect attention from the original question
    What these examples show is that the employers of whataboutery are uncomfortable with the subject under discussion and wish to shift the argument elsewhere.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/03/2013

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