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When a scandal breaks, the discovery of an attempt to cover up the evidence of wrongdoing is often regarded as even more scandalous than the original deeds.
Typically, a cover-up draws an entire organization, or sometimes only its leadership, into complicity in covering up a crime that may have originally been committed by a few of its members. This is often regarded as tacit approval of that behaviour.
- The Dreyfus Affair
- The Watergate scandal
- The recent Catholic priests' sex abuse scandal
- The My Lai Massacre
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