Jimmy actually the media is not being manipulated.the MSM does not do what we were taught growing up and led to believe,the MSM is always biased in their reporting,they never investigate REAL news,sadly the best reporting of news is by independent people with no agenda. the truth about the MSM news is they are not there to investigate anything,they are just a TOOL for the government to tell us their propaganda they feed them. they indeed feed us propaganda like you said,and sadly the sheep keep eating it up and buying it hook,line,and sinker. the media is controlled by the CIA. congress back in its day when it was not corrupt to the extremes it is today,they did an investigation into the CIA's activities in the 70's and discovered evidence that the CIA has plants on their payroll that control the MSM news. walter kronkite was one,bill o'reily,hannity and colmes,dan rather,tom brokaw,all the major media newscasters like them are CIA plants.