Special Report: In the 1980s, the Reagan administration pioneered “perception management” to get the American people to “kick the Vietnam Syndrome” and accept more U.S. interventionism, but that propaganda structure continues to this day getting the public to buy into endless war, writes Robert Parry.
For decades, the media have been the most indispensable tool for wholesale mass programming and mind control. The machinery is very effective in promoting multiple preoccupations that mask the essentials and relevant.
Contrary to its perceived purpose, it has deterred the intellectual progress of humanity by actively devoting most of its time on the mediocre, baloney and deliberate half-truths.
A dying dinosaur in the age of internet, bought journalism has lost its capacity to fool the people since we started compiling our own news.
Journalists were not only bought but the entire mass media are owned and controlled by the same people controlling governments.