St Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey is currently recovering from two gunshots to his head. So, staying true to the tradition of sports media coverage, the details of the incident have been "____1____" (I guess that'd be an adverb..?) in an attempt to "___2____" the public/fans of the Rams and the NFL in general..
1: edit: After writing "withheld" further down in this post, I thought perhaps that's the right word, and I'm just over thinking it. Initially, the word I was looking for is something intentionally avoided/suppressed/hidden...kind of like the cups & balls trick street magicians perform, which is accomplished by distracting and misleading.. "the media's details of the story have been WITHHELD in an attempt to MISLEAD or DISTRACT"...
2: MISLEAD readers. That doesn't feel like the right word to me.. It seems like the word you'd use when you can't think of something more specific and fitting to your particular context.
Any help is appreciated! This is my first post / thread, so I apologize for any newb-ness.