I watched a great interview with Sharyl Attkisson-- explaining how there are campaigns to destroy reporters who don't toe the line, how the government bureaucracy extends from party to party, administration to administration, how there is incestuous relationships between staff of government and media (sometimes siblings, sometimes friends, sometimes lovers). Her new book is "Stonewalled." After 3 years, she's just now getting some of the documents on Fast and Furious she requested when she worked for CBS. The plan, she says, is to draw it out so long that eventually the public loses interest.
I’ve been reading Citizens of London by Lynne Olson, which is about WWII, and although I’m not nearly finished, I see the power of the press and the flesh already and I’m only 50 pages into the story.