<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Similarly, on the day following the infamous school shooting at Columbine, the President requested and used Channel One's pipeline into secondary schools to deliver a message to students.<p><hr></blockquote><p>columbine received much, much more attention from <a href="http://www.cnn.com/US/9904/20/school.shooting.08/">the president</a> (<a href="http://www.clintonfoundation.org/legacy/052099-remarks-by-president-and-hrc-to-columbine-community.htm">more here</a>). then again, the media also gave columbine much, much more attention.<br><br><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.