Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry about this series regarding this episode:
'Police State' criticism
Shortly after the season two episode "Police State" aired, U.S. Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee, who was interviewed in the episode, called for the removal of this program from truTV's lineup. He called the episode "outrageous distortion and an outright lie," as well as "dangerous and irresponsible." He stated "when the media purposely distort the facts to create confusion and mislead people, they must be held accountable. Unless we actively debunk false and misleading reports, we risk leaving the public with a dangerously skewed vision of this country." Cohen said he was "shocked and appalled" that Time Warner would air a program "so full of inaccuracies and irresponsible distortions."
"...when the media purposely distort the facts to create confusion and mislead people, they must be held accountable." ... That's rich. Isn't that what they do all the time? What's his problem now all of a sudden he has issues about it and wants accountability? Oh wait.. I get it. It is not distortion it is truth that is why they have major issues with it!
MSM would be Main Stream Media. TV, Radio, Newspapers, Movies, Advertising or any other major source of corporate/state controlled information, of any kind, for the public at large. AKA here at MatrixUSA as The Magic Matrix Mass Media Manipulation Machinery. It really is Magic how a handful of people, using that word very loosely here, can control the mind of virtually the entire country. And it really is Matrix Manipulation what they are doing with the public mind.
You think that's News you're watching? Can't happen here? Freedom of the press? Free speech? The government loves you? The government wants to protect you? The government is good? The government is competent? It's your government? The government serves the people? You are free? You have Constitutional rights and protections? Etc., etc., etc.
Well there you go.. complete Matrix fantasy. All of it. How ever did that get in your head? Can you see the Magic now?
Ever since I broke free of "The Matrix" I've been studying, among other things, the "Trinity" of the matrix manipulation machinery. That is specifically Education, News and Mass media. These three in combination, and coordination, quite effectively create the matrix fantasy realities that are put upon us all.
They are also used to condition and steer the public herd to react and go the way they are supposed to react and go. A well behaved and manipulated herd is what the matrix "Trinity" is very good at achieving.
If you are unfamiliar with this allegory you can click on the Google search links above and do your own discovery about it. There is certainly lots of study and analysis concerning Plato's Cave Allegory. It is, after all, philosophical musing. If that is your pleasure by all means have at it! For the sake of brevity here is a summary in layman terms that is an entertaining read found at PhilosophyBro. Understand Plato put it quite differently in The Republic but this does give the "Gist" of it:
We decide elections in the greatest and most free country ever conceived. USA! USA! USA! We are number one! We are free! We are the moral high ground! No one owns and controls us in the land of the free home of the brave!
Can you see the "Laughable if not so sad" about this?
Yes? Then enjoy the laugh, if you can, that will follow... and... Thank you, thank you, thank you for being "Aware". Laughable if not sad.. eh?
No? Please allow me to break it down for you read on...
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