Strawman = a manufactured target, an excuse for later justification for a cause.
One intends to distract from the real target or real reason.
It is an illusion tactic, used by magician all the time.
Funny you mentioned in another post that Wall Street as a dangerous pit.
Cheering for RIM is not because it is a Canadian product. It is because it has a good product based on facts if you care to see and compare.
Let me give you a last free lesson here.
Wall Street's religion is making money and it has no nationality or border. What it has is greed and fear. If you are too greedy, Wall Street eats you up for breakfast. Right now, shorts and naked shorts have been TOO GREEDY - check out the short position and the uncounted naked short position. This is what Wall Street eat for breakfast and is telling you NOW.
My last free lesson to you. No more free education. I kept you on as you have not insult people. Further lesson will be $1,000/advice.