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rowback
 n.— «Have you read Okrent on that “squirrelly journalistic dance step known to old-timers as a ‘rowback’ “? That’s when a news outlet tries to cover up an erroneous story with a new story that conveniently neglects to mention the first one.» —“Our Man Dan” by William Powers National Journal Apr. 10, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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