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* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes". Until that moment, no one had mentioned any strokes.

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* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes". Until While there had been some rumors that Trump was in ill health, until that moment, no one had mentioned any strokes.


* The Citadel, a planned libertarian gated community in Idaho with heavy emphasis on [[CrazySurvivalist individualism, survivalism, and gun ownership]], has a response to the FAQ, [[http://iiicitadel.com/faq.html#wackos "Are you a bunch of wackos/cultists/racists, etc.?"]].


** In 2012, after four successful seasons at Arkansas, he got into a motorcycle accident. While still in a neck brace and with his face still red from scrapes, Petrino gave a press conference in which he insisted that he was the only person on the motorcycle. Then the police report came out... revealing that he had a passenger. A female passenger in her mid-twenties, essentially half his age (and also about the age of his oldest children). Who turned out to be his mistress. Whom Petrino had hired for a job in the Arkansas program. He was fired shortly thereafter.

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** In 2012, after four successful seasons at Arkansas, he Petrino got into a motorcycle accident. While still Two days later, while in a neck brace and with his face still red from scrapes, Petrino he gave a press conference in which he insisted that he had been on a day trip with his wife, and was the only person on the motorcycle. Then For two more days, he continued to insist to the Razorbacks athletic director that he was the only person on board... until a state trooper who had been providing security for him during the football season tipped him off that the police report came out... revealing on the accident would be released. Literally ''20 minutes'' before the report was issued, he admitted to the AD that he had a passenger. A female passenger passenger... not his wife, or a daughter, but rather a mistress in her mid-twenties, essentially half his age (and also age.[[labelnote:*]]He ''had'' told police the truth about the age identity and presence of his oldest children). Who turned out to be his mistress. Whom Petrino passenger, so he wasn't in any ''criminal'' jeopardy.[[/labelnote]] On top of that, he admitted that he had hired said mistress for a job position in the Arkansas football program. He Petrino was fired shortly thereafter.


* Bobby Petrino has entries in ''both'' the "Notorious Figures" folder of the UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball page ''and'' the ''Coaches" folder of the UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeagueNotoriousFigures page, with one of ''many'' contributing factors being a history of such remarks:

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* Bobby Petrino has entries in ''both'' the "Notorious Figures" folder of the UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball page ''and'' the ''Coaches" "Coaches" folder of the UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeagueNotoriousFigures page, with one of ''many'' contributing factors being a history of such remarks:


* Bobby Petrino has entries in ''both'' the "Notorious Figures" folder of the UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball page ''and'' the ''Coaches" folder of the UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeagueNotoriousFigures page, with one of ''many'' contributing factors being a history of such remarks:
** In 2003, during the first season of his first head coaching stint at the University of Louisville, officials from Auburn (where he had been an assistant just the season before) quietly flew to a small airport just across the Ohio River from Louisville to interview him. He denied multiple times that he had interviewed with Auburn... until two Louisville reporters presented him with proof of the flight.
** In 2012, after four successful seasons at Arkansas, he got into a motorcycle accident. While still in a neck brace and with his face still red from scrapes, Petrino gave a press conference in which he insisted that he was the only person on the motorcycle. Then the police report came out... revealing that he had a passenger. A female passenger in her mid-twenties, essentially half his age (and also about the age of his oldest children). Who turned out to be his mistress. Whom Petrino had hired for a job in the Arkansas program. He was fired shortly thereafter.



** In November 5th, 2020 (2 days after the 2020 presidential election), the Trump campaign manager [[https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1324372366974160897?s=20 apparently felt it necessary to declare]] that Trump is alive and well.

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** In On November 5th, 5, 2020 (2 days after the 2020 presidential election), the Trump campaign manager [[https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1324372366974160897?s=20 apparently felt it necessary to declare]] that Trump is alive and well.

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* The main reason why UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} and Sparta are remembered is, apart for their vital role in the UsefulNotes/GrecoPersianWars, for their rivalry, which led to UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar. However, if you ask any modern Athenian, they will make sure that they have nothing against Sparta and that they get along pretty well nowadays. Same goes if you ask a modern Spartan.


* As of November 5th, 2020, the Trump campaign manager apparently feels it necessary to [[https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1324372366974160897?s=20 declare on Twitter]] that Trump is alive and well.

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* As of ** In November 5th, 2020, 2020 (2 days after the 2020 presidential election), the Trump campaign manager apparently feels it necessary to [[https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1324372366974160897?s=20 declare on Twitter]] apparently felt it necessary to declare]] that Trump is alive and well.

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* As of November 5th, 2020, the Trump campaign manager apparently feels it necessary to [[https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1324372366974160897?s=20 declare on Twitter]] that Trump is alive and well.


* Ten minutes into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXcDlk_RijQ this interview]], Paula Broadwell, author of ''All In: The Education of David Petraeus'', says, apropos of nothing else whatsoever, "I'm not in love with David Petraeus!" Eight months later, it came out that she had been [[YourCheatingHeart having an affair with him]].

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* Ten minutes into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXcDlk_RijQ this interview]], Paula Broadwell, author of ''All In: The Education of David Petraeus'', says, apropos of nothing else whatsoever, "I'm not in love with David Petraeus!" Eight months later, it came out that she had been [[YourCheatingHeart having an affair with him]].him.


* On May 19, 2011, Creator/{{Atlus}} sent out a fake June 23, 1999 newsletter to Atlus Faithful, including the headline "[[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430747 This Week in News: Absolutely no new games releasing today in Japan]]." [[note]]The newsletter was a teaser for the Western release of ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin''[='=]s PSP remake. June 23, 1999 was the day '''before''' the original version of ''Innocent Sin'' was released in Japan, so this gets into ExactWords.[[/note]]

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* On May 19, 2011, Creator/{{Atlus}} sent out a fake June 23, 1999 newsletter to Atlus Faithful, including the headline "[[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430747 This Week in News: Absolutely no new games releasing today in Japan]]." [[note]]The newsletter was a teaser for the Western release of ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin''[='=]s PSP remake. June 23, 1999 1999, was the day '''before''' the original version of ''Innocent Sin'' was released in Japan, so this gets into ExactWords.[[/note]]



* The official names for the 1989 US military invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause) and its aftermath (Operation Promote Liberty) had a whiff of this trope, since the invasion had a cool reception from the international community.

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* The official names for the 1989 US military invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause) and its aftermath (Operation Promote Liberty) had a whiff of this trope, trope since the invasion had a cool reception from the international community.



* [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard Entertainment]], after banning Hong Kong based Hearthstone pro Blitzchung and revoking his prize money after he expressed support for the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy protests on an official stream, [[https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23185888/regarding-last-weekend-s-hearthstone-grandmasters-tournament specifically denied that their relationship with China had anything to do with the severity of the punishment.]] This is despite a statement on Hearthstone's official [[https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1181925730877345793 Weibo account that strongly condemned Blitzchung's actions, and that they "will always respect and defend the pride of our country [China]"]]

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* [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard Entertainment]], after banning Hong Kong based Kong-based Hearthstone pro Blitzchung and revoking his prize money after he expressed support for the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy protests on an official stream, [[https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23185888/regarding-last-weekend-s-hearthstone-grandmasters-tournament specifically denied that their relationship with China had anything to do with the severity of the punishment.]] This is despite a statement on Hearthstone's official [[https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1181925730877345793 Weibo account that strongly condemned Blitzchung's actions, and that they "will always respect and defend the pride of our country [China]"]]



* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes". Until that moment, no one had mentioned any strokes.

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* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes". Until that moment, no one had mentioned any strokes.strokes.
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* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes".

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* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes". Until that moment, no one had mentioned any strokes.


* [[https://notalwaysright.com/when-copay-saved-the-day/177897/ This]] story on Website/NotAlwaysRight story where a customer calls to complain about some odd charges and the employee immediately denies that the company is stealing from them.

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* [[https://notalwaysright.com/when-copay-saved-the-day/177897/ This]] story on Website/NotAlwaysRight story where a customer calls to complain about some odd charges and the employee immediately denies that the company is stealing from them.them.
* In August 2020, President Donald Trump [[https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-raises-eyebrows-tweet-declaring-he-did-not-have-series-n1239006?cid=referral_taboolafeed tweeted]] that he never "went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes".


* As seen on ''Series/TheDailyShow''[='=]s "This Week in God" segment, from the CEO of the NASCAR Dianetics car team:
-->'''CEO:''' Dianetics has allowed me to be happy in my life... There was one source to all my problems. It wasn't a million answers, it wasn't a million different possibilities. It wasn't mommy, it wasn't daddy, [[{{Squick}} it wasn't what my twin brother did to me when we were six.]]\\

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* As seen on ''Series/TheDailyShow''[='=]s ''Series/TheDailyShow''[='s=] "This Week in God" segment, from the CEO of the NASCAR Dianetics car team:
-->'''CEO:''' -->'''Grant Cardone:''' Dianetics has allowed me to be happy in my life... There was one source to all my problems. It wasn't a million answers, it wasn't a million different possibilities. It wasn't mommy, it wasn't daddy, [[{{Squick}} it wasn't what my twin brother did to me when we were six.]]\\


* On May 19, 2011, Creator/{{Atlus}} sent out a fake June 23, 1999 newsletter to Atlus Faithful, including the headline "[[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430747 This Week in News: Absolutely no new games releasing today in Japan]]." [[note]]June 23, 1999 was the day '''before''' ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin'' was released in Japan, so this gets into ExactWords.[[/note]]

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* On May 19, 2011, Creator/{{Atlus}} sent out a fake June 23, 1999 newsletter to Atlus Faithful, including the headline "[[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430747 This Week in News: Absolutely no new games releasing today in Japan]]." [[note]]June [[note]]The newsletter was a teaser for the Western release of ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin''[='=]s PSP remake. June 23, 1999 was the day '''before''' ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin'' the original version of ''Innocent Sin'' was released in Japan, so this gets into ExactWords.[[/note]]


* O.J. Simpson, famously acquitted of the charge of murdering his ex-wife and her boyfriend, later wrote a book about the event called ''If I Did It'', Later changed to "[--If--] I Did It: Confessions of the Killer" (with the "If" in really tiny font, making it appear at a first glance to read simply "I Did It"). The title changes were done at the request of the Goldmans, who had secured the rights to the book prior to its publications as partial settlement of the money owed them by Simpson as a result of him losing a wrongful death lawsuit brought by them. In any event, even if O.J. did confess outright, he could not be tried again due to "double jeopardy" laws.[[note]]A person acquitted of a crime in the United States cannot subsequently have that acquittal vacated, even if new evidence is discovered proving he did it beyond a reasonable doubt. The only way to get him back would be if it were proven that he obtained the acquittal fraudulently -- ''e.g.'', he or his lawyers bribed or threatened the judge or jury.[[/note]]

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* O.J. Simpson, famously acquitted of the charge of murdering his ex-wife and her boyfriend, later wrote a book about the event called ''If I Did It'', Later changed to "[--If--] "[-If-] I Did It: Confessions of the Killer" (with the "If" in really tiny font, making it appear at a first glance to read simply "I Did It"). The title changes were done at the request of the Goldmans, who had secured the rights to the book prior to its publications as partial settlement of the money owed them by Simpson as a result of him losing a wrongful death lawsuit brought by them. In any event, even if O.J. did confess outright, he could not be tried again due to "double jeopardy" laws.[[note]]A person acquitted of a crime in the United States cannot subsequently have that acquittal vacated, even if new evidence is discovered proving he did it beyond a reasonable doubt. The only way to get him back would be if it were proven that he obtained the acquittal fraudulently -- ''e.g.'', he or his lawyers bribed or threatened the judge or jury.[[/note]]

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