This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
... for Truth Suppression
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Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other te
chniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.
1. Dummy up. If it's not reported,
if it's not news, it didn't happen.
2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit.
3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, ...