Weapon of Mass Distraction

A slang term for a thing—e.g., television—and/or event—e.g., the Super Bowl—that distracts the masses from thinking about important issues
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President Duterte's secret weapon of mass distraction is a crowned beauty who got married only last March to a Maranaoan.
Anyway, it is my weapon of mass distraction, and I only use it against the Kim Jong-uns of tennis.
Now another royal weapon of mass distraction from a Tory mess.
So is food and drink at the wheel a weapon of mass distraction? I am certainly willing to believe it.
As future installments of this column will suggest, popular culture is not simply a weapon of mass distraction. Whether it is movies, music, novels or comic books, working with, and offering critiques of, popular culture can serve as a way of introducing people to alternative ways of thinking and acting in the world.
Those who envy Pippa Middleton's shapely derriere can try and sculpt one of their own, thanks to a new web series that broadcasts instructional excercise videos that aim to replicate Pippa Middleton's "weapon of mass distraction."
"The television is a weapon of mass distraction," says Nashawaty.
As well as two promotions, Jaidi's legacy will include his novel weapon of mass distraction tactic which has seen him assist with attacking free-kicks by dancing in the eye-lines of opposition keepers.
The myth of the "Black male shortage" is the most insidious weapon of mass distraction since the epidemic of Korean hair weaves stitched to the scalps of legions of women of African descent.
To this day, Muslims use the white man as a weapon of mass distraction a distraction from the fact that we've never needed the 'oppressive' West to oppress our own."
THE Hutton Inquiry was launched by Tony Blair and A last air Campbell as a weapon of mass distraction.
Need a weapon of mass distraction? Have the Reverend President Bush answer a question about the morality of homosexuality in his press conference before his very French monthlong August vacation.
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