“No ‘hoopla’ as Diane Sawyer takes over ABC World News” was a typical headline.
After the Obama hoopla, it is still possible that Moustafa will be cleared on appeal.
That is the kind of human bridge-building these foreign trips with all the hoopla can produce.
1877, hoop la, American English, earlier houp-la, exclamation accompanying quick movement (1870), of unknown origin, perhaps borrowed from French houp-là "upsy-daisy," also a cry to dogs, horses, etc.
[1877+; perhaps fr hoop-la!, the stagecoach driver's exhortation to his horses]