"The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth and major conflicts of class interest, to fulfill this role requires systematic propaganda."
-- Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
Extracted from The Complete Patriot's Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell