Keep your eye on their hands... all of them

There’s a trope that when something happens in the news, people often ask, “What are they trying to divert your attention away from? What don’t they want you to see?” The implication is that there are larger forces at work and when they don’t want you to see a story in one direction they plant a story in the other direction. Maybe it’s a mass shooting or a terror attack, but it’s a bright, shiny object to capture attention and make people look away from what is really happening.

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