what is the meaning of the logical fallacy "shifting issues"? I have tried a web search on many different forms of the question "what is the definition of the logical fallacy shifting issues. I have tried purdue owl and texts such as The Little Brown Handbook. I cannot find either a definition or synonym for "shifting issues".

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    Logical fallacies - see especially Red Herring Fallacies. Elliott Frisch's answer is probably the intended meaning though. What is the source for the named logical fallacy (as it seems like less of a logical fallacy and more of a "politician's debating technique")?
    – Doc
    Apr 18, 2014 at 13:13

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It sounds like a restatement of Avoiding the Issue

Avoiding the Issue

shifting attention away from the issue at hand.

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