Harley-Davidson took a hitherto secret $2.3 billion taxpayer bailout in 2008/2009. [HellForLeather]
Minor point of detail:
Was it actually kept a secret, bound by some secret agreement, inaccessible to mere mortals that do not possess a high enough clearance?
Or was it something that was perfectly available for average citizen joe to see in public records, except that no one mentioned that they had slipped that piece of information in there, thus average citizen joe didn't see it because he didn't know it was there?
Semantic? Absolutely. Sad, regardless of which is the right answer? Absolutely. An important detail? Yes.