by David Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics
A press that is free to investigate and criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that practices self-government and is therefore dependent on an educated and enlightened citizenry. – Thomas Jefferson
The control of the mainstream media by the wealthy elitist Establishment is nothing new. If Watergate served any purpose, it was to send a message to those who wanted to take complete control of the political and economic system that control of the mainstream media was imperative.
The use of propaganda to shape public perception is as old as civilization. Religion is the paramount example. But the extreme bias in the mainstream media – especially CNN, Fox News, MSNC, New York Times and Washington Post – has become so blatant that even the hoi polloi is taking notice.