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rewrite

[′rē‚rīt]
(computer science)
The process of restoring a storage device to its state prior to reading; used when the information-storing state may be destroyed by reading.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mr Mulhearnrelies on ignorance and rewritten history tohide facts - such as the in cidentwhenMr Hamilton's statement to theDistrict Labour Partywaswithdrawn, censored and rewritten.
"The play's got all the usual characters, with Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, but it has a twist or two, although we haven't rewritten history!"
Meanwhile the system, due to its built in bias and prejudices, has rewritten history; favours a small sector of society; and indoctrinates us according to value systems not based for the most part on human rights and justice!