Re: The Russians ate my homework
The bit about guy taking it home is probably WSJ (written salacious junk) used to detract readers.
Use the "media" to propagandize the people? Back in the late 60s, when Nixon was president, he was known to be on good terms with the publisher of Readers Digest, which you'd hardly have called liberal or progressive. Yet, during that same time, before Nixon resigned in disgrace, RD ran several "true story" articles about how the Internal Revenue Service had destroyed peoples' lives over innocent mistakes on their tax returns. Oh, those horrible IRS agents! People lost EVERYTHING!
My friends said I was a paranoid delusional for thinking RD was publishing those "true stories" to scare people into not cheating one cent on their taxes.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.