One can always pretend. . .

And when news coverage does what it should do, that is, provide factual data for truths that are, shall we say, inconvenient, there's always the option of simply pretending it out of existence.

From Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting:

As the drip-drip-drip revelations about the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance programs continued to make headlines thanks to reporting by the Guardian and Washington Post, defenders of the NSA were left arguing that the programs had stopped terrorist attacks. They couldn’t tell you how, exactly—you just had to trust them that many dangerous plots had been disrupted.

See--Spying Works!