The people who own most everything and control most every thing are not trying to cynically reframe the issues to keep us from coming after their wealth. They have already won that game. In fact I suggest, finding themselves in a world where their deeds and ever greedier misdeeds are easily exposed, they have largely abandoned pretense. The truly wealthy rightly perceive us as unable to focus on them when we are fighting among ourselves. So, instead of mounting a defense for the indefensible, they have decided to double down by painting brighter lines around the divisions in the ranks of the ninety nine percent. We do really make it all too easy. Hate Immigrants! Aye Aye, captain. Hate poor people. Whatever you say, bossman. Powerless people are destroying the middle class. Yes sir, if you say so, sir.
Of course these are merely the ravings of your local socialist/bleeding-heart/hippie. Please feel free to consult a trusted member of the Fourth Estate. There are a zillion of them and they are all proudly and diligently working to provide Americans with evidence based knowledge of the world around us. That's the way it works, right? My memories are slightly dimmed but I have a vague recollection of being told this in school.