The Media, with its profile of truth seekers , serves the role that corporate front groups or think tanks fulfill for corporations. They push the corporate view while appearing to be independent of the corporation that will gain from it. Clearly journalists and their editors are only one of the filters through which news stores must pass. The news is not what reporters report but what editors and owners decide to print or broadcast. Editors are free to cut, edit or drop stories without consulting the journalist who wrote them
The daily tonnage of output of propaganda and publicity has become an important force in our US life. Seventy percent (70%) of what is on cable is owned by the “Big 6”; half of the contents of the best newspapers is derived from publicity releases; nearly all the contents of the lesser papers are directly or indirectly the work of PR firms.