Posted by: ReductiMat
I believe I still can stay well informed using various news sources and those include mainstream media.
It will certainly provide you with enough ammo to sound relevant on any typical Facebook conversation.
Did you ever read, "Manufacturing Consent"?
NSMB is my Facebook (been off FB for years).
I am not a huge fan of Chomsky, but I will pick it up.
I think the sociopaths that want to control us do so before the media. They manipulate the stories themselves and the media is always looking for headlines that catch eyeballs, so you give them what they want and with slight of hand we are looking the other way. This has a similar effect as controlling the media itself, but it is easier, cheaper and leaves far less fingerprints. Even if you had Soros in your pocket, he then has to control the content very cautiously as to not get caught, which would include paying off journalists, editors, etc and keeping it all on the DL. These major media sources are also an echo chamber, so you would need full control or you have nothing. It just seems messy and complicated to me. I am sure there is some of this, but total control of anything in a democracy is very difficult.
I was saying earlier, the belief that mainstream media is on on the take and nothing but a pack of lies is how Trump was elected. People went online looking for other sources of news and right into the alt-right nest of propaganda disguised as an alternative to the bought and sold media. Well played President Bannon.