There’s an old joke about media spin.
President… whoever, let’s say Obama, visits some country, let’s say Spokania. As he gets out of Air Force One, a journalist calls out, “Mr President, will you be visiting any brothels during your stay?”
Obama thinks to himself, “This is a gotcha question, if I say no, tomorrow’s headline will be, ‘OBAMA: I WON’T BE VISITING ANY BROTHELS IN SPOKANIA’. I better play dumb.” So he says to the journalist, “What do you mean, are there brothels here?”
The next day, the paper headline reads, “OBAMA’S FIRST QUESTION UPON ARRIVING IN SPOKANIA: ‘ARE THERE BROTHELS HERE?'”