shotgunning
 v.— «The memorandum, written by Jeb Stuart Magruder, then a White House assistant, to H.R. Haldeman, who was the Presidential chief of staff, said that “shotgunning the media” was not effective.…In the memorandum, entitled “The Shotgun versus the Rifle,” Magruder…said “this continual daily attempt to get the media” was “very unfruitful and wasteful of our time.”» —“News Media Moves By Nixon Disclosed” by David E. Rosenbaum in Washington, D.C. New York Times Nov. 1, 1973. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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