Talking point

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A talking point in discourse is a succinct statement designed to support persuasively one side taken on an issue.[1][2][3][4] Such statements can either be free standing or created as retorts to the opposition's talking points and are frequently used in public relations, particularly in areas heavy in debate such as politics and marketing.

The framing of political discourse in terms of simple talking points has been criticized by media personalities such as comedian Jon Stewart for being a superficial examination of issues.[5]

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  5. ^ "Jon Stewart: 'CNN could exercise some editorial authority and integrity'" by Liz Blondsense at the BlondeSense blog