[U]sing someone else’s specific argument as a platform to make pronouncements on some tangentially related pet peeve of your own.

TG, defining what coat-racking means. TG provides these examples:

  • Arguing that the peer review system doesn’t work when discussing Jones’ review of Mann (a generalization).

  • Taking the opportunity to whine about everything Gavin did when discussing a specific claim Gavin made.

TG seems to forget that Steve does that a lot.