Thomas Jefferson stated:
“The basis of our government being the opinion of people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.”
That said… President Jefferson never imagined a world in which 6 companies control almost everything we see, hear, and read. Don’t just take my word for it – look here!
In light of that information, you MUST question everything told you by these organizations. Not because there is a conspiracy. Not because there is a master plan to control your minds. But, because of human nature… if you owned a radio station and a newspaper, you would be tempted to omit bad news about one on the other and highlight good things etc. Don’t take this as a dire warning from someone in a tinfoil hat… take this as common sense.
Question everything and expand your sources… by including bloggers and podcasters in your source material, you are bound to be better educated on any subject. If you walk in lock-step with your favorite corporate media outlet – you deserve the ramifications of the misrepresentations they feed you.