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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STOP testing," - Kim Jong Un, right | "MAKE sure we have a firewall," - Uber bosses following the details of millions of customers details being hacked | "GET tested for selective amnesia," Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left.
This selective amnesia about how TV assumed such power isn't just suffered by chairmen.
The K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum and the textbooks used under it seem to exhibit selective amnesia when it comes to the horrors that visited the country from the onset of martial law in 1972, to the popular ouster of its author in 1986.
He was less forthcoming when the Sunday Mercury made a formal approach - and seemed to be suffering from selective amnesia.
But when it comes to such Christian crimes, evil pastors like Graham suffer from selective amnesia.
Dave Verguson Lindley Personal victories I WONDER if those pleased by the outcome of the US election and celebrating the result, almost as personal victories, suffer from selective amnesia.
As a reminder, I want to refresh the memories of those who have selective amnesia, of what the former commander of the US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the former director of the CIA, general David Petraeus said in 2015: "I would argue that the foremost threat to Iraq's long-term stability and the broader regional equilibrium is not [Daesh]; rather, it is Shiite militias, many backed by - and some guided by - Iran.
YB Tony Pua, therefore, clearly has selective amnesia at best, or at worst, is once again up to his old tricks, to recycle allegations, ask questions to which he already knows the answers to and seek to confuse and mislead the public.
Call upon the various religious groups bound by the same national fabric to address their mutual state of selective amnesia that blocks memories of centuries of joint and shared living on the same land; we call upon them to rebuild the past by reviving this tradition of conviviality, and restoring our shared trust that has been eroded by extremists using acts of terror and aggression;
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.
So in a business sense, instead of wallowing in the things that didn't go the way you wanted them to, why not decide to have selective amnesia about these and focus instead on the things that did go right?