Or is it the creator of opinion?
Or perhaps a bit of both?
I'm curious about the growing number of people, many of them prominent, who are calling for the re-opening of the investigation of events leading up to, and following September 11th, 2001. From my reading, there are a lot of unanswered questions, which are neither going away, nor being addressed.
The mass media is largely ignoring this groundswell of opinion, and by doing so, is failing to put its weight behind the call for more transparency on this issue. This could be an indicator of the stance of many/most consumers of that media - for the moment they seem not to want to contemplate the potentially awful truth that their government "might" not actually be serving their [the people's] best interest. It could also be partly an intentional act of creating the point of view the media owners wish to have promoted.
The dominant media which promotes itself as the exclusive holder of the truth, is doing itself significant harm, by failing to be a servant of the people. It's actions will accentuate the growing movement away from them, as people perceive these media as less than reliable sources of accurate information.
Thankfully there are other ways of finding and disseminating information. They often involve more effort and a more active participation in the process of information gathering. As such they will probably remain the domain of those with more free energy and attention, and those closer to the bread line, or who choose to remain relatively passive, will continue to be swayed by the manufactured truth that spews endlessly from the TV tubes in every part of our global community.
You have a choice. Read widely, maintain an enquiring mind, notice which media channels are saying what, find out who owns them, be alert, and be willing to doubt the 'official' story of any 'news.'
Here are a couple of recent gems on the 911 issue. These are a tiny snippet from the volume which is out there, but they point to the serious of the people behind them.
Welcome To The World Of Synthetic Terror
From Henry make - April 5th
The following SPINE (Scientific Panel Investigating Nine Eleven) press release was sent yesterday to the editors of over 1,000 American newspapers...
The evidence is in, the analyses have been made, and conclusions have been drawn by scientists, engineers and other experts: the so-called terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were faked. There is, moreover, independent evidence from multiple and credible sources that Al Qaeda is the creation of western intelligence agencies.
If you have any questions concerning these assertions, visit http://www.physics911.net
The Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven has formed around this website. The Panel consists of over thirty experts in the fields of science, engineering, architecture, intelligence, the military, medicine, Islamic studies and other disciplines. The members are willing to stand up and be counted, even the ones with the highest public profiles. You will find them listed on this page: http://physics911.net/spine.htm.
Full article here
Bush Defector To Demolish 911 Lies On May 6th
The former top economist in Bush's Department of Labor, Morgan Reynolds, will speak out on the 9/11 inside job at the State Historical Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday, May 6th. The film Loose Change will be shown, and refreshments served, starting at 1 p.m, and Reynolds will speak at 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Reynolds, who holds three U.W.-Madison degrees, and who is currently Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, will present evidence that top Bush Administration officials orchestrated the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center, and the murder of almost 2,500 Americans, as a pretext for initiating their pre-planned "long war" in the Middle East.
Full article here