"of cause", "thought off", "the assumed"
I'm not usually one to nitpick on spelling, but this was a bit much on such a short clause.
I'm late on this, but I think it's worth stating.
Step One: a government's minister makes an statement about planned policies that cause an outrage.
Step Two: the prime minister of said government claims reassuringly that said policies aren't actually on the table.
Step Three: the government implements less outrageous policies of the same nature that wouldn't have looked acceptable to the public if it weren't for step One and Two having been performed.
I'm pretty sure there's a name for this trick, but I couldn't find it. It's certainly akin to the Argument to Moderation fallacy.
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