3/23/22 Misdirection

College students in 2022

The first time I heard the term “misdirection”, it was related to football. A prime example of misdirection is the “reverse” play, in which the ball is run in one direction and then is handed off to a runner heading in the opposite direction. Effective when run properly, misdirection is a fine tool in the coaches’ playbook.
However, in the media environment today, we are seeing another form of misdirection of the type in which the media covers an emotional story full of striking visuals designed to make the viewer sad, angry or frustrated. Sound familiar? War, pestilence, rioting, “INSURRECTION!” fill our social media streams and fill the screens of our viewing devices. All to get you looking in that direction – all the while, the left continues to undermine the values of America, spend the US into unreasonable debt and destroy the oil industry to impoverish us.
The way to defend against misdirection in life is the same as in football: Keep your eye on the ball.

From The National Review: More Americans 65 and Under Died from Alcohol-Related Causes Than Covid-19 in 2020, Study FindsWhile 74,408 Americans ages 16 to 64 died of alcohol-related causes, 74,075 individuals under 65 died of Covid-19, the study found. The rate of increase for alcohol-related deaths in 2020 (25 percent) was greater than the rate of increase of deaths from all causes (16.6 percent).

Friction between Harris and Biden camps revealed in new book “In private, Bedingfield (POTUS Communications Director) had taken to noting that the vice presidency was not the first time in Harris’s political career that she had fallen short of sky-high expectations: Her Senate office had been messy and her presidential campaign had been a fiasco. Perhaps, she suggested, the problem was not the vice president’s staff.”Politico Playbook

Why Kamala? Jill Biden Questioned Picking Harris as Joe’s Vice PresidentSpeaking in confidence with a close adviser to her husband’s campaign, the future First lady posed a pointed question. There are millions of people in the United States, she began. Why, she asked, do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?” – Breitbart News

CBS News reports: Hillary Clinton says she has tested positive for COVID-19 Clinton Tweeted “Well, I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’ve got some mild cold symptoms but am feeling fine. I’m more grateful than ever for the protection vaccines can provide against serious illness. Please get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already!” Get vaccinated and boosted even though the vaccination and booster didn’t stop me from getting COVID. Great advice there, Sparky.

According to our DOD, Russian combat power drops below 90% as Ukrainians, frostbite stall Putin invasionFOX NewsOfficial said Russia has failed to plan for logistics or sustainment in Ukraine invasion

Hunter Biden’s Laptop and America’s Crisis of AccountabilityThe New York Times now admits the story was real. News and social-media companies will pay no price for suppressing vital information in 2020.” – Gerald Baker in Wall Street Journal

Long Inflation and Its Political ConsequencesWhile much of the political world focused on the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, across town in Washington on Monday, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, delivered a speech that could reverberate through the next two election cycles.” – Byron York from Townhall

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