In case you haven’t opened the May 30, 2016 issue of The New Yorker yet, please look for an excellent article by Jane Mayer titled Sting Of Myself.
We’ve read about political traps and propaganda, overseen by groups that don’t have to disclose what they’re up to. Ms. Mayer’s article (about four and a half print pages long) describes how these dirty tricks work, and how some of them don’t work. When a scheme doesn’t work, it can resemble someone slipping on a banana peel.
The article is available online, with no pay wall. Here’s the link: