What I meant by sidetracked is: Someone asks a question and then before you answer, start filling a large pile of somewhat related facts. By the time your turn comes up to answer, you forget a question was even asked and take it all as true. There’s probably a name for it in rhetoric. I just know the technique is often used to “slide in” questionable notions surrounded by regular facts. Documentaries that use “what if”? a lot do this.

What I meant by sidetracked is:
Someone asks a question and then before you answer, start filling a large pile of somewhat related facts.

By the time your turn comes up to answer, you forget a question was even asked and take it all as true.

There’s probably a name for it in rhetoric. I just know the technique is often used to “slide in” questionable notions surrounded by regular facts.

Documentaries that use “what if”? a lot do this.

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No, not yours. I’m saying that’s why you didn’t see the question I was answering.

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