The corporate media throughout the Western world is starting to lose control over the “explanations” of so-called “reality,” and it is this social control that serves the interests of the establishment and economic elite. Dr. Roberts argues the mainstream media enables the “…the CIA to control the explanations. They allow the banks and Wall Street – they allow the Israel Lobby, they allow the extractive industry, agribusiness – these are the groups that control the explanations and this has probably been true to varying extent throughout our history, but especially since the final years of the Clinton Administration, when the media was concentrated into the hands of six mega corporations.” The Mainstream Media is the purveyors of more “fake news” than internet-based media.
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