A trite, meaningless, biased, or prosaic statement
that is presented as if it were significant and original.
...Commissioners Chairman Melvin “Skip” Alston reiterated a promise there would be no tax increase, saying in other published reports that he was “100 percent” confident.
[Commissioner Kirk Perkins] said Alston might be working more closely with the county manager on the budget and have more knowledge than other commissioners.
That’s something Alston strongly denied at the last budget committee meeting, saying he didn’t have current budget shortfall figures.
Greensboro News and Record, April 9, 2010