When the police assumed Jack had fled out of town, the commotion simmered down. Then, in the dead of night, a silhouette emerged from the house. It slipped out of the main street into the depths of forgotten alleyways and out to the surrounding forest afterwards.
Nobody ever heard of the fox and the ruckus caused around him eventually withered into silence. The incident with the bears continued though and both sides eagerly massaged the populace with propaganda and therefore deepened the schism.
But recognizing the manipulation wasn't that hard. After all, the world isn't black and white and what is presented to us might not be true. It is up to every individual to inquire, doubt and examine before accepting anything as factual. Yet freedom spurs convenience and convenience spurs ignorance. Most never bother to learn and thus the conflict always carries on.