His principle was simple: to deceive the enemy you must first hoodwink your allies.
an attempt to hoodwink the public
Critics of fish farming are furious at what they consider to be an attempt to hoodwink the public.
Do not now try to insult me further by attempting to hoodwink me with any further false promises.
Obviously the players in this case have so little respect for the intelligence of the public, that they think that they can hoodwink us, tell us anything that comes to mind, and then gloss over it.
What they are really saying is that they will try to hoodwink the public.
Among other things, the show will feature Randi's demonstration of the cold-reading technique used by magicians to entertain and mediums to hoodwink an unsuspecting public.
I believe it's another attempt to hoodwink the population that they are doing something about crime.
Once people have experienced a free press, they will never want to be hoodwinked again by papers attempting to cover the government's dirty footprints.
But hoodwinking the public on scientific and technological subjects is not difficult.