I’ve seen it again and again throughout my career. The mainstream media (MSM) puts out a story narrative that is woefully inadequate or even entirely false. But because they are the primary information source for key people in our society—newsmakers, politicians, writers, etc—the false story is the only one that gets out there.
When some enterprising individual or outsider news media discovers the real truth, they are ignored by the MSM, and therefore the “chattering class” that depends on the MSM remains in the dark. And the public at large that is at the bottom of this pyramid is left utterly clueless.
That, in short, is how the one percent stay on top. Control the minds of those whom we trust to know more than we do—and to explain the world to us.
Here’s the most recent example: Scrutinizing cables relating to former CIA director David Petraeus, we discovered new information indicating that the real story behind his ouster in an adultery scandal might have run much deeper. It showed that Petraeus was suspected of having an affair several years earlier than previously known, and that parties engaged in an intense competition to influence policy likely knew about it—and may have been waiting to use that information.