The link on Legend that led me to this article had this definition: "Legend (espionage), a cover story used in espionage detailing a fictitious identity" -- which appears nowhere in the actual article. Please remedy this and be vigilant that the article is not being steered, one way or another.
The link to the site about the sinking of the Titanic is an obvious piece of satire, written by the notorious Maddox, a well-known satirist.
Being bold and merging Snowjob to here; I think its uncontroversial because its a synonym stub. It does list a few more scandals however. Content was:
- The Dreyfus Affair
- The Watergate scandal
- The Iran-contra affair
- The My Lai Massacre
- The Plame Affair scandal
- The 9/11 conspiracy theories
- The "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy"
- The USS Pueblo incident
- The Mark Foley scandal
- The Travelgate scandal
- The Lewinsky scandal
- The Abscam scandal
I put some citations, where called for. Some were easy to get such as John F. Kennedy assassination cover-up and conspiracy theories, and some were surprisingly difficult, such as Plame affair, mostly due to link rot. Anyway if there are questions let me know on my talk pay please.--Adam in MO Talk 06:26, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
Lead too long
The article was tagged lead (lede or abstract) too long; the article started off with the first section of the article and there was no lead. I seperated a lead paragraph from first section of article using the related Whitewash (censorship) article as a model and noted how cover-up and whitewash differ; removed lead too long tag. Naaman Brown (talk) 10:21, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Legend (espionage) redirection
The redirection to this page from Legend (espionage) is wrong. A Legend in espionage has little connection with the rest of this topic. An Legend is a fake identity used by a spy to pass themselves. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:44, 11 December 2010 (UTC) ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BARRYWBALES (talk • contribs) 08:33, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
...or is it SNOW job?
I do not think "snow job" is synonymous with "cover up". It is actually the exact opposite. A cover-up is an attempt to conceal information. A snow job is a negotiation tactic whereby one party attempts to overwhelm the other party with a deluge of information. This can be used for intimidation or to exhaust the other party's resources. It is considered a hardball tactic by professional negotiators. My source is "Essentials of Negotiation" by Lewicki, Saunders, and Barry. Richard,alfred.swartz (talk) 14:55, 20 March 2012 (UTC)