This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the 'How dare you!' gambit.
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3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all char
ges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method which works especially well with a sil
ent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such 'arguable rumors'. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a 'wild rum...