News people love to show connections between the major stories … even when they’re not there. It’s why every military engagement is the next Vietnam and every perceived scandal gets a catchy name with the suffix -gate attached to it.  In some cases they do it because they like to think that they have that much influence in the world, like today:  ‘Invented in Missouri’: Hong Kong protesters using Ferguson ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture?

Media hacks got some help from Twitter for generating this week’s story ideas.

Yes, but how are the Hong Kong protest’s Bush’s fault?

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