The Dangers of Distraction

Dan Rather. (photo: USA TODAY)


flurry of unfounded allegations clutter our news feeds. Susan Rice. Wiretapping of the Trump team by President Obama. The latest Fox News induced Twitter rant.

The smoke machine is turned on. There’s a trained monkey dancing in the corner. The magician is buckling his cufflinks. The misdirection meter is turned up full. We cannot let ourselves be distracted.

It is baseball season so perhaps the age-old admonition of youth coaches across the country is warranted. “Keep your eyes on the ball.”

We know that Russia – led by a former KGB agent – actively worked to undermine our election. We know that there are serious investigations into collision between Trump associates and Russian operatives. That is the story. Everything else is just noise and dust until proven otherwise.

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