The author dissects the ways that the Empire fights back against media sources that reveals its secrets, that is, information that is not reported to Americans by corporate media. Using WikiLeaks as the latest example, the author illustrates how the Empire manages media by use of disinformation, smears, and innuendo to ward off any sources of counter-information.
If our established media is governed by any overarching principle, it's this: when the U.S. military speaks, its pronouncements -- especially in the beginning -- are to be respected, believed and repeated without question or challenge no matter how many times that deference proves to be unwarranted.Well, of course! The media is a major component of the Empire. It provides all the propaganda needed to "manage the consent" of working people.