From an interview with music producer Brian Eno a couple of decades ago:
I’ve been thinking about the word “propaganda.” I came up with another word a few years ago, which is “prop-agenda.” Propaganda is easy to detect and defend against because we recognize it. Prop-agenda is what our governments do now. They put something else on the agenda, misdirecting you away from what people would prefer you didn’t think about.
Obama’s second term was flooded with prop-agenda, such as the government-media huzzah over “rape on campus” that eventually overstepped with the Haven Monahan UVA hoax.
It would be useful if historians would dig up how these things are orchestrated.