Out of Context
Also: Quoting/Taking out of Context,
Contextomy, Quote Mining, Word Twisting
Class: Distort > Cherry Picking
Quoting words out of context
to change their meaning.
Or describing actions out of context.
The review said the movie is “Perfect”!
No, it said, “This movie ruined a perfect book!” You took words out of context.
Dr. Schmoe’s book says, “Evidence points to UFOs”.
No, it says, “While some evidence points to UFOs, these are easily disproven.”
Principal Schmoe said when she was five she would steal her sister’s toys.
Hey everyone, Principal Schmoe admits she is a thief!
Several political ads show Obama saying, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” Shocking!
They took that out of context. He said, “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”
Foolacy vs. Fallacy

This directly matches the fallacy of Quoting out of Context, but it’s expanded to also include taking actions out context, not just words. This is a more specific type of Cherry Picking.

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