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Originally posted by smirkley
Or worse yet, Janet Jackson on the Super Bowl, distract the people, and the media at the same time.
Originally posted by Earthscum
One example is (and I know it sounds like a conspiracy, but the intentions were well meant) the government will stage some kind of huge accident (oil spill, some dock blowing up, etc.) with no casualties, or at least there usually aren't supposed to be, that will catch the media's eye.
While the media has all it's cameras focused at the 'tragedy' at hand, the government will carry out missions that would be severly compromised by the wandering eye of the camera, especially in this era of "Live Information and News". It's hard to prove these things happen, except that you hear about the "tragedy" right along with some lesser news about how 'at the same time on the other side of the world' some special forces invades such and such or so-and-so's home and diverted this and that or whatever.