I thought this video series was interesting on how the press creates false realities, or at least they try to. Google Operation Mockingbird which started I think in the early 1960's. This video series covers a lot more but you should get my point. Very few people watch this sort of lecture they are too consumed with their jobs, family, and pop culture. The USA's intelligence community has always tried these techniques in other countries and on their own home soil. Very interesting to hear this from a Soviet Union defector. The media keeps preaching recovery except we never got out of the first downturn. The manipulation of the financial markets gives the illusion that the economy has gotten better but not for the average person on main street. Once you study history you see that all financial downturns and depressions are caused by the banksters.