This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...hash without need to address current issues -- so much the better where the opponent is or was involved with the original source.
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11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions. Us
ing a minor matter or element of the facts, take the 'high road' and 'confess' with candor that some innocent mistake, in hindsight, was made -- but that opponents have seized on the opportunity
to blow it all out of proportion and imply greater criminalities which, 'just isn't so.' Others can reinforce this on your behalf, later, and even publicly 'call for an end to the nonsense' bec...