“How can we be talking about tweets concerning Pence’s trip to Hamilton when there’s a more important story about the $25 million judgment against Trump University? How can we be focused on a slapstick press conference when we should be digging into the ties between Russia and the Trump team?” This is a common theme among many in mainstream and social media. Here’s my somewhat contrarian take: Stop beating yourselves up. The Distraction is the Story.

+ Quartz: You’re not imagining it: The Trump media vortex has gotten even worse since the election.