Yes, Henry, exactly correct
And for an even more bizzare take Slavery and the Eight Veils by Don Hawkins of the Idaho Observer. Even if we discount the "nonsense" of these "higher veils" it sheds some light on the realtive ease the art of deception takes on.
Having business training though these daily talking points and even world affairs are purposefully framed into their desired "responses". Such things really reveal the constructed nature of a think tank and not the natural progression of randomly linked "events". PRS, problem, reaction, solution!