The verbal gymnastics, and or evasions done by someone who has been caught out in misleading or fraudulant activities or in a Phronism. An activity typically perpetrated by a phrony.
Caught quotemining the creationist began phriggeling.
The journalist loved to get politicians phriggeling.
The government phriggeled on the issue of wasteful expenditure
The phrony phriggeled once his phronism was exposed.