QUARTZ – The Gish Gallop goes to Washington


We’re entering a new era of rhetoric. We hear daily that we’re living in a “post-fact” reality where politicians and press secretaries spout obvious falsehoods, yet emerge unscathed—or even victorious. So it may be some comfort to know that this tactic of overwhelming the public with lies has historical roots—and has been overcome before.

The “Gish Gallop” is a well-established method of outmaneuvering rhetorical opponents with an overwhelming onslaught of dubious arguments.

There’s a name for Trump’s technique to overwhelm the public with a stream of tiny lies – qz.com