This question arises from an interesting answer to a recent question I asked.
You know the phrase "The best defense is a good offense"? It works well in sports and war. But in my impartial hearing, where I was the complainant (~offense) and the school district was the respondent (~defense), the district decided to go on the offense, and made up wild accusations about us parents. I need a word or phrase for this approach.
Clarification: I could understand attacks that say things that are true (e.g. if I had screamed and pounded the table, it would be fair for them to say that). I wouldn't mind attacks pointing to parents taking an unreasonable stance (e.g. asking them to create a spot in a competitive sports team, only because of the child's disability).
Somehow I need to convey the idea that the attack was unfair and uncalled for.