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The obfuscation game
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WASHINGTON -- If there is one operative rule in this city’s left-right paradigm, it is to shift the focus of any conversation that seems at risk of revealing something approximating truth -- a game at which the current administration and its media surrogates happen to excel. Thus, the focus early this week was on the “unmasking” of Trump campaign and transition team members who turned up in surveilled communications with foreigners. This unmasking (the naming of said team members) loosely corresponds to Donald Trump’s claim that President Obama was wiretapping him during the transition.

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