Once I was taking a bus tour in China, and the tour guide kept pointing out a bunch of boring obvious stuff, "China grows a lot of rice. We have a lot of rice in China..."
After a while, I noticed that when he said, "look out on your right", there was something unsightly and run-down on the left, and vice-versa.
As we get all hot & bothered by what's going on, stop a bit and consider what else is happening that might not bother us, might have escaped our notice.
Government by misdirection - keeps us fighting the wrong battles at the wrong times. Sure, he *might* be literally crazy, but so far he's getting what he wants.
Of course the media still makes money as the enemy - maybe more. Stopping stopping that side-show would be costly.
Caveat Spectator - it's a magician waving something bright and shiny, more bread and circuses.
BTW, anyone seen the lions? And who are they supposed to eat?