What I meant by sidetracked is:
Someone asks a question and then before you answer, start filling a large pile of somewhat related facts.
By the time your turn comes up to answer, you forget a question was even asked and take it all as true.
There’s probably a name for it in rhetoric. I just know the technique is often used to “slide in” questionable notions surrounded by regular facts.
Documentaries that use “what if”? a lot do this.
No, not yours. I’m saying that’s why you didn’t see the question I was answering.