There are so many major problems in our world now so much that literally depends upon concise and accurate information, that this simple phrase “Who can we trust” may be the difference between life and death in a near future.
The answer is simple: working people have been targeted by the transnational greed corporations for a complete takeover of their lives and of their dreams. In this adventure the government is their puppet, doing their bidding, and creating profits for those who have something to gain, from all the damage that they are inflicting around the world. And this has been carried out under the banner of “free enterprise”
There is another problem with allowing the largest corporate interests on earth to own virtually all avenues of information and that is that the pubic only gets one view of this world, of the political realities here and there, as well as how well policies (and wars) are being received by the general world public. When those who are being criticized get to cover and report on the public events that are held to criticize those same policies the impression can be skewed in favor of the corporatist s, and the puppets in government that serve these corporatist s special interests: the Congress, the Courts, and the entire Executive Branch around the world, because they’ve been paid to ensure that the truth never gets heard, seen, or discussed. China however, i believe is yet not in their total control. The real problem for this world is that the public, over the years has come to trust the media, and has not yet realized that while a lot of the faces are the same, the purpose behind their broadcasts and their information is entirely different from any real coverage of real events.
The media has become nothing more than the segmented cubicles of transnational corporations, that are beholden to no state, to no national flag, and to no political actions except those that profit their bottom line directly.
However, if the public begins to realize who is really behind the microphones, and who is really calling all the shots then there might yet be some real changes in the way things are done in this world. No society can make rational or intelligent choices about their individual lives or the direction of the country if they do not have accurate information. The entire point (besides the obscene profits) behind this wholesale takeover of the media has been to corrupt the truth of whatever the US government or any other government undertakes to do, both at home and in the wider world.
When was the last time a special report was aired that looked into poverty in the third world or corruption?
Or ask this question: where were the searching reports when many millions of people demonstrated against the Vietnam war before it happened, worldwide? There are countless areas of massive cover ups that the media has simply not reported on. These topics affect everything from health and education to the very real and growing problems of jobs, of out-sourcing, and of virtually every aspect of life for most working people on the planet.