Ένας σατιρικός τύπος εξαπάτησης είναι και η "[[Υπεράσπιση Τσουμπάκα]]". Ο όρος απαντά συχνά στα φόρουμ συζητήσεων του Διαδικτύου
*Baseball player [[Mark McGwire]] just retired. Clearly, he will end up in the [[Baseball Hall of Fame|Hall of Fame]]. After all, he's such a nice guy, and he gives a lot of money to all sorts of charities. ''(Friendliness and charity are not qualifications for induction into the Hall of Fame, therefore they do not support the conclusion.)''
*The premier's tax policies may be popular, but I suspect he had an affair and is paying the woman to keep quiet. The media should investigate that! ''(This is an example of a red herring, as the speaker attempts to distract from tax policy with the unrelated matter of the alleged affair. Note, however, that if the topic is the public integrity of the premier, instead of only his policy, this argument may be perfectly valid.)''