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I like to use the term "one-sided" when I come across to very misleading, too much marketing or even wrong information in annual letters. My observations can be flawed so I am very hesitant to use more extreme terms such as "propaganda", "brainwash" or such terms. One example where I like to use the term "one-sided" and sometimes "propaganda" is in finance and particularly with speculators. One good example is Buffettphilists that premisizes their actions with Buffett's historical actions (this company is like Buffet's this-that company, I will buy it etc).

  1. What are more lively terms for one-sided information?
  2. What are more neutral terms for one-sided ambiguous information?
  3. What are more stressing terms for one-sided clearly wrong information?
  4. What are more neutrals terms for clear brainwashing?
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I'll note that, while I can come up with many meanings for "one-sided", none of them would come remotely close to "biased". "You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means." –  Marthaª Jul 25 '11 at 16:58
    
I find the circulating down-votes over my posts highly suspicious. Why such patronizing comment? Have you heard the word inequality or uneven? One-sided action per se is an inequal treatment of something in the same way as biased action. Apparently, one of my other posts made you prejudiced against this post. Do you have a belief that every of my posts require down-votes due to being hhh or for some other characteristic? Are you hesitant to critically review themes in one of your favorite show? I cannot see a reason for down-vote here. At least, say why you are down-voting. –  hhh Jul 26 '11 at 14:38
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You are sort of asking a lot, here. In the future it may be better to try keeping a question to one question. But anyway:

(Do note that a few of the words can drift from category to category)

What are more lively terms for one-sided information?

  • biased
  • skewed
  • distorted
  • tainted
  • prejudiced
  • discriminatory

What are more neutral terms for one-sided ambiguous information?

  • suspect
  • questionable
  • tilted
  • limited
  • not researched
  • lazy
  • misleading

What are more stressing terms for one-sided clearly wrong information?

  • deceptive
  • underhanded
  • counterfeit
  • unscrupulous
  • duplicitous
  • fabricated
  • falsified
  • bullshit

What are more neutrals terms for clear brainwashing?

  • inculcated
  • trojan
  • viral
  • implanted
  • possessed
  • indoctrinated
  • conditioned
  • zealous

Applying a thesaurus to any of these could easily extend the list.

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Flawless observations, MrHen. –  Callithumpian Jul 1 '11 at 23:30
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