For years I've been saying on this board that Americans are being brainwashed by the media. And let me clarify -- by this I mean the news is carefully choreographed to present a certain view of the world -- to the exclusion of other ways of seeing.
Most of the time this is done seamlessly. But once in a while the media screws up and reveals its hand.
As they did recently -- see below.
If they bother to thoroughly manage the news about something as mundane as higher gas prices -- imagine what they do in the case of really important events.