Selective Attention

When you focus your attention on specific parts of an argument that appeal to you or support your position, and ignore the parts that do not.


- I will have to vote no on this bill because my constituents won't like how it decreases environmental protections and social services and gives too much search and seizure power to police.

- What if we add in a paragraph with a small medical care increase and call it the family health bill?

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