• Straw Man brings to mind the following piece of poetry: . 'We are hollow men, We are stuffed men; Leaning together, with our head pieces filled with straw.' . Red Herring brings to mind the real red herring for my having answered your question most irresponsibly. Pardon me.
  • They are both decoys, just smell different.
  • 1) A red herring is a "deliberate misleading and diverting of attention from the real issue.". Source and further information: "a red herring is a deliberate attempt to change the subject or divert the argument." Source and further information: 2) "To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position." Source and further information:

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