I can't believe I never gave much attention to this idea.
The use of sexual affairs, scandals, etc. While looking at an article heading about General Petraeus, the idea finally snapped into my head. These
affairs and scandals of "Big shot" people, ones that will elicit a lot of immediate attention, are the perfect playing card to divert attention, a
smoke screen if you will.
For example, the incident in Indiana is still a mystery, and may remain a mystery. That doesn't fly well with the media, so what do they do?
Well you all know well what they do, they search their data banks, and pick from a heaping pile called the "Divert these mindless mother#ers" pile.
As an aside, I'm not suggesting that this was done intentionally in this case, and it was not necessarily done in relation to the Indiana event, but
the possibility of this type of mostly frivolous and needlessly focused upon type of thing (affairs, sex scandals and related garbage that I don't
care about, it's their scandal, not mine) seems to be the perfect smoke screen to numb the masses from a different focus that would make the people
edit on 13-11-2012 by ProperlyErrant because: (no reason given)