Mr. Young, who did not reply to email inquiries for this article, previously told The Times that the accusations against him were “either untrue, greatly exaggerated or taken out of context.” [My bolding]
This type of assertion is oddly chinky and incriminating. It purports to profess innocence without actually doing so — as if hoping no one will notice.
(Ben Smith, “Did Hearst’s Culture Kill Hearst’s Biggest Magazine Story?” NYTimes, 7-26-20)
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