For those of you who many not remember exactly what Bill Casey said, on his first day as acting CIA chief back in the early 1980's,. it was this: "Our goal over the next twenty years is to ensure that every single thing that the average American believes is not true."
And we have watched as the media succumbs to being filled with CIA operatives, like Wolf Blitzer. I am rather certain he is a card carrying CIA media person.
Then there are the people like Katie Couric. They never went to Langley and signed anything, but they want success, and they are careful to note every inflection and body movement their bosses indicate, when they propose stories to put on the air.
Ir remember how Couric explained several years later, that while interviewing George W, she had some tough questions to ask, but higher ups at the station asked she avoid those questions. Later on, she regretted it, but "later on" was too late to help the nation. She helped keep the war in Iraq going. Today's current crop of journalists get the signal as to which story to feature and which to bury.
The news media is not merely a mouthpiece of propaganda for the political class, and their puppet masters. The usual suspects of Big Oil and Big Energy, Big Finance, Big Pharma and Big Health Care and the Big Military interests.