Check out this lede in today's Republic.
The same week that Phoenix leaders imposed a 2 percent food tax to prevent layoffs and painful cuts to city services, City Council members agreed to spend $6 million to buy a vacant motel so Arizona State University can expand its downtown campus.
These two events have nothing to do with each other. The money comes from different funds and the reporter doesn't even try to establish a link. It's the reader who establishes a link based on the juxtaposition. The reader is invited to conclude that the two events are somehow connected and naturally concludes that buying an abandoned hotel while raising taxes on food is a bad idea.
At the end of the article---1,000 words later on A13--the reporter covers her bases by informing the reader that indeed, the property purchase has no connection to the food tax.
To save money, the city has delayed construction projects that would incur extra staffing costs, but property purchases don't lead to higher operating costs, said city spokeswoman Barbara Frazier.
Of course, by then it's too late.
Agenda journalism through misdirection--one of those little tricks that they don't teach you in J school.