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The Marginalizing Pitch

Pitch Type:  Credibility 

The Marginalizing Pitch dismisses your opponents as weak and inconsequential.

What's a Pitch?

A pitch is a label for a commonly used argument or persuasion strategy.

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Instances

Ann Coulter    Political Commentator
Like everyone else in America, I had never really listened to the arguments of the drug legalization crowd because ... it's not going to happen. These people are like scholars whose area of expertise is an obscure bug in a Third World country. Their theories could be completely insane, but no one cares enough to bother listening to them.

Al Gore    Environmentalist, Former U.S. Vice President
There are no longer any serious scientists producing peer reviewed scientific journal articles that [deny anthropogenic global warming]. The real scientific debate is over. The people who say global warming isn't real, they must get together on Saturday nights and party with the ones who think the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.

Michael Oppenheimer    Physics Professor, IPCC Lead Author
There's little doubt that humans are largely responsible for the warming that has occurred over the last few decades. And even more important, there's a certainty that if the greenhouse gases build up at current rates, that the Earth will warm over the century to levels that haven't been seen in a million years. Over the past ten years or so, so-called skeptics have raised a number of objections, but these have been knocked down by research scientists...

Bill Gates    Microsoft Cofounder, Philanthropist
The [skeptics] who make scientific arguments are very few. [They say things such as] there are negative feedbacks effect to do with clouds that offset things... there are very few things that they can even say there's a chance in a million [of being true].

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
Women can never be man's equal and cannot therefore enjoy equal rights. Few women would ever desire to legislate, and those who did would only be classed as eccentrics.

Al Gore    Environmentalist, Former U.S. Vice President
There are no longer any serious scientists producing peer reviewed scientific journal articles that [deny anthropogenic global warming]. The real scientific debate is over. The people who say global warming isn't real, they must get together on Saturday nights and party with the ones who think the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.