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Defense: blame the messenger, try to shift the focus from the crime to the press that reports it.

At the end of each episode of Scooby Doo, the villain always says, “and I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids
... and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling press reporters says Clinton to Matt Drudge

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has excoriated NewsWeek for reporting on a Qu'ran being flushed down a toilet in Guantanamo. Translation: "and we would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling Newsweek guys"
by lawnorder July 18, 2005