Its more like connecting the dots. And about the need to DIG for information, with the way our "news"papers have a habit of hiding important articles by printing them in tiny boxes and burying them in the middle of the paper. I remember reading an article on the genocide occuring years ago in Rwanda, and being amazed that it was a tiny little article hidden in the middle of the paper, while the front page was some trivial (celebrity worship) information. I noticed the same type of thing happened during the war in Yogoslavia when there was an ethnic cleansing. And it happened again during the Bush administration whenever there was an article about "Blackwater", and reports of mercenaries in Iraq.
Our Corporate controled Media and government feel its necessary to insulate us from the truth (especially the ugly truth) But I am sure that they feel its all for our own good.
If media were controlled by an individual (Murdoch?), it would reflect the consciousness of that individual...corporate/group control only means that it's intent is directed by a group, guided by the group's mean consciousness - I don't think there is anything inherently bad about corporations other than the issue of them being more effective, and effectiveness makes their entropy more visible
I agree that we all should accept that the news in commercial media is "what is printed in between the ads", and its primary purpose is to entertain and attract eyeballs toward the ads, to make money and keep the doors open, and its secondary bias is to reinforce the values of the ownership, but as well its employees.
entropy and low entropy, play out in all individuals and institutions...trust me, government-controlled-government, is much worse than corporate-controlled-government
when government is actually controlled by voters, most of whom have a 2 month planning horizon, the decisions of government start to reflect the two month planning horizon of its "controllers", which translates into short-term-gain-for long-term-pain thinking. Greece is a free-home-demonstration of the long term pain aspect of short-term-gain thinking that economics and finance predicts.
so be careful what you wish for