Metastasis (me-tas’-ta-sis): Denying and turning back on your adversaries arguments used against you.
You say I asserted that Richard Nixon was the twentieth century’s greatest President. That is simply untrue. Watch the interview–it’s on MSNBC’s website. But you, on the other hand, in your book, said exactly what you’re accusing me of saying. Look it up–page 126.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).