What does blanket statement mean?
- yogeshwargargLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
It means a generalized statement.
- PatriciaLv 44 years ago
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A blanket statement is tarring an entire industry with one brush -- making a statement that seemingly applies to ALL members of the group. The risks are you may be wrong. There are always exceptions. What about PBS? While most television shows are for entertainment only (if you consider what's on entertainment), they are not products of the advertisers who support them. Few advertisers sponsor a complete show, Hallmark excepted. Documentaries often do not show both sides -- they are made for a reason. Be careful of blanket statements. Remember how all Blacks have rhythm? White men can't jump? Blondes are stupid? All blanket statements.
- RoseLv 71 decade ago
A blanket hides eveything under it, so a blanket statement hides so much that it actually says nothing.
It is a statement that glosses over the truth and is so inclusive in its terms of reference, that it means anything and everything. It's hot air.
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- 1 decade ago
It's an all-encompassing statement, that is not strictly true. For example: 'Everyone likes ice-cream'.
In this example, although a lot of people like ice-cream, there is always a chance that some people do not.
Another example would be to say, "Everyone hates her". If the person is not very nice, this may be partly true, but maybe her Mum still loves her!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
A blanket statement is one which makes a generalisation without defining any limits for its application. An example "All people with black as their skin color were born in Africa" .
- 3 years ago
However, to say all terrorists are Muslims is not.
- 1 decade ago
All islamic people are terrorists. That's a blanket statement, a generalization.