selective amnesia

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Noun1.selective amnesia - amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember; "why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?"
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
posthypnotic amnesia - selective amnesia after being in a hypnotic state of events occurring during hypnosis or of information designated by the hypnotist
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New Delhi -- Accusing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of selective amnesia and not taking appropriate action in the wake of the Dadri lynching, country's main opposition party Congress on Wednesday said that it is not posturing that is needed but concrete action.
SELECTIVE AMNESIA TODAY'S political friends in Bihar have been bitter enemies in the past.
WITH regard to the recently published letter from Weetslade Councillor Muriel Green may I be permitted to suggest that the good lady is, in relation to the TV programme "Cathy Come Home", suffering from selective amnesia.
DURING election time, amazingly, some New Labour councillors develop selective amnesia.
THE letter from ST Vaughan (March 25) shows that Labour voters are, ahead of the upcoming election, already beginning to show signs of selective amnesia.
So to say he is above politics and beyond criticism is nothing short of selective amnesia by a Coalition hungry to paint some protesters as brutes hellbent on mayhem.
NEWCASTLE Liberal Democrat Leader, Coun Anita Lower seems to suffer from selective amnesia when it comes to the Liberal Democrats' culpability for the swingeing cuts her Coalition Government have unfairly forced on Newcastle City Council since 2010.
When the complacent and such beneficiaries are challenged, those supporting diehard notions of the proverbial American dream and associated Protestant work ethic have selective amnesia about White (aka unearned) privileges in gaining access to higher education.
AA Gill, The Sunday Times's TV critic, said Capaldi's version of the Doctor was "not unlike Richard Dawkins (the scientist), madly science-fictive and theophobic, with selective amnesia and vague formless feelings of charity".
Kejriwal could be suffering from that selective amnesia that comes with growing paranoia.
The insider said that Bieber appeared to have selective amnesia, used constant facial gestures and dropped the F-bomb during the deposition.
I have researched this peculiar scenario a plenty only to realise that such developers along with their Press agents are suffering from the after-effects of Selective Amnesia Syndrome (SAS).