i watched CNN for a while last night and heard nothing. and i've been watching CNN in the background for the past 1/2 hour and they just now mentioned it in a 10 second snippet. the second worst school shooting in US history and we're already uninterested in these school shooting stories. give us michael jackson instead limping into court late again. and, the public has all they can handle with terry schiavo. it's the big story and we don't have the attention span for indians. 45 minutes of american morning and 10 seconds on the school shooting, but here's the second go-around on michael jackson and concerns about his health. i hope he's okay. <br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.