Hit piece

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something published with the intent to sway public opinion by presenting false information in a way that appears objective and honest.

A hit piece is a publication, whether factual or otherwise, designed to create a negative impression in the mind of the audience.

Selected Examples

The BBC's Conspiracy Road Trip about 9-11 was termed a "well-crafted hit piece" by one of its participants.[1]

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Conspiracy Files
Document:Julian Assange is a suspected Russian intelligence asset"If Assange was interested in avoiding extradition to the US, he'd have gone to Sweden to answer the charges that were unlikely to see a conviction, and where he had far less chance of being extradited. But if he really WERE a Russian intelligence asset... well, then it all makes sense." - except that what it really makes is nonsense.


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