In the House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and took their questions. In this portion of the video she discusses the Wrap-Up Smear tactic used by politicians.
. . . it’s a diversionary tactic. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. You demonize, and then you, we call it the wrap-up smear, if you want to talk politics, we call it the wrap-up smear. You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you write it, and then they’ll say, see it’s reported in the press that this, this, this and this, so they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the wrap-up smear. Now I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made. And it’s, it’s a tactic. And its, it’s it’s self-evident . . .