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addaword.gifdefinition of whataboutery

noun
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 13:03:00
Definition of whataboutery from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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