This manner of speech refers to the performances of stage conjurers who used actual smoke and mirrors to mesmerize their audiences. 

Magicians still use these techniques but have widened the category to more than just actual smoke and mirrors to mask what is real by using numerous techniques.

You should check out Magic’s new star, Shin Lim.

@shinlimmagic.

The incredible magician just off his win from the recent @AGT America’s Got Talent.

Watch Shin’s performances and enjoy these visual effects that this master #magician weaves together to present the most incredible moments.

The figurative use of “smoke and mirrors” that is now more common refers to the obscuring or embellishing of the truth.

This very prevalent in politics in any country since its origin. 

The news cycles are full of spin doctors, taking ridiculous extremes and putting their agenda in a logical perspective to sway people what they are speaking as truth.

The smoke and mirrors would be the language and images they use to frame their position.

“All political power is primarily an illusion… Mirrors and blue smoke, beautiful blue smoke rolling over the surface of highly polished mirrors.”

“The ability to create the illusion of power, to use mirrors and blue smoke, is one found in unusual people.”

Many use “smoke and mirrors” for theft and destruction but magicians continue to use concealed techniques to demonstrate moments that captivate imaginations.

Check out the “smoke and mirrors” @TheatreMagic.

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