1. They believe something first, then try to find evidence for it after.
2. If the clear authentic evidences are against them, they will distort the meaning to fit their desires.
3. If they can’t distort the meaning of a legislated text (such as a Hadith or a narration of the companions), they will try to claim the evidence is not authentic.
4. If the evidence is totally against them then they will find a slip-up of a scholar that agrees with their view and claim that this is from the matters that scholars disagree about and that there is a difference of opinion.
(Taken from one of the Friday lectures of Shaykh Mahir Al Qahtani as transcribed in Arabic on his official Telegram channel)