Producers of General Hospital have used misdirection by sending out false spoilers, particularly when needing to recast a popular character (Carly Corinthos) or bringing back a popular veteran (Rick Springfield, Finola Hughes, Emma Samms).
In fact, it's becoming a popular game of misdirection for some shows to publish false spoilers themselves in order to distract fans from where the show is really going with a storyline, seeking the shock and awe of pre-Internet days.
More of a mystery than an adventure, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been skillfully written to be full of clues and provides the reader with a little misdirection.
Misdirection: When a guy hints that a girl should prepare for a special evening, she may immediately begin to think that this will be the night he proposes.
Travelers should note that the porters are not cruise line employees and the cruise line is not responsible for any mishandling or misdirection of luggage.
Fake Outs: Similar to a misdirection, a man could hint that tonight will be special, only to surprise his beloved with a more casual, laid back affair.
Do nothing for the time being but perhaps consider instituting a little misdirection in the future.
As the object of punishment is not the will or the individual himself, but the misdirection of the will, so the result of punishment is the final purification and redemption of all.
IO 3.22 2 1901 in teaching carpentry and smithy-work to boys who never intended to be carpenters or smiths; but this misdirection of industry has since been remedied, and the industrial schools have been made the first stepping-stone towards a professional career.
As an instance of misdirection, we may take the irritation which remains in the eye after a particle of dust has been removed, or the itching of the skin which occurs in eczema.