hag·i·og·ra·phyˌ haɡēˈäɡrəfē,/ noun
1. The writing of the lives of saints.
– derogatory: adulatory writing about another person.
– biography that idealizes its subject.
See for example the New York Times article about “How Mao Molded Communism to Create a New China.” In amongst the portrait of Mao as a “tiger” and “monkey king,” the article completely fails to mention Mao as the greatest mass murderer in history, responsible for an estimated 45 million deaths.
For more fun examples, see the Times’ story on “Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Odd Journey From Victim to Criminal”… (Note to the Times: entering a ‘naked plea’ — essentially “no contest” — on charges of desertion tends to have that effect.)