Marginalizing and Discrediting the Skeptics
Skeptics have potential to expose crime.
An array of tactics are used to divert, divide, marginalize,
and discredit them.
- Limited hangouts:
creating diversions that distract from the core nature of the crime.
- "intelligence failures"
- "the Saudis did it"
- Poisoning the well:
injecting disinformation and unverifiable speculation
to waste the time of skeptics and discredit them in the public's mind.