Conservatives are not shy about their pet scandals — whether there's anything to them or not. Throughout 2014, Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits found ways to call attention to Benghazi and other "scandals" plaguing the Obama administration, no matter what the news of the day.
When the GOP wants to guide the media away from a new, shiny scandal and back to the most important scandal, they fall back on the distraction meme. Conservatives have employed this tactic by labeling any major news story, including entirely apolitical events like the World Cup, as distractions from the true matter at hand.
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