- Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.
- Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors." (If they tend to believe the "rumors" it must be because they are simply "paranoid" or "hysterical.")
- Dismiss the charges as "old news."
- Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
17 Techniques of Truth Suppression
GSB: DCDave's Column 17 Techniques for Truth Suppression. Among which: