And that is the very point that I was attempting to make at an earlier date. The press has a game that they play as do both parties. When you step back and realize this it gets much easier to figure out what will happen next.
For example, I have gone on record stating that the Russian/Trump connection is nothing more than a really great play by the dems with a huge assist by the media. They create the narrative that Trump is in cahoots with the Russians. Nothing about it has to be true as politics is all perception anyway. The average Joe or Jane has no time, or inclination to delve into the topic not that they, or anyone, has enough information to make a real determination anyway. What they do hear is something about Trump and the Russians and they don't like it.
This has a really powerful affect:
Lowers Trump's poll numbers
Gets a few folks in the Senate who despise Russia to speak out.
Slows Trumps agenda as some of his key players are busy deflecting such attacks.
And...let's not forget that the republicans play the game too. As I used in a prior example Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Now let's see how many crimes was she allegedly guilty of? Chaffetz was going to investigate Hillary for how long? Gee...what happened to all that? And what about the birther game part of the right wing ran on Barack Obama? Ha...and the game continues on and on and on......
....and all of the gullible souls lap it up like so much ice cream.
It's not only entertaining to watch "The Game" it is also entertaining to watch the suckers lap it up.