_fostering_ ignorance is the _way media moguls and the ruling elite use_ news _to stay in the_ black.
The media don't report the news, they _make_ the news.
The only thing that astounds me more than the lies they spread, is that people _actually_ believe the lies. It's fucking sad.
Our 'incompetent' and 'ineffective leader' Ex-Prime Minister Julia Gillard (even with the oft-mentioned minority government) was one of our most "productive":http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/jun/28/australia-productive-prime-minister in terms of getting legislation through. Not that the Australian public heard much about policy in the last 3 years – it was drowned out by the ad hominem attacks (which MSM parades as _journalism_) and the constantly spewing invective. Invective, that now appallingly substitutes for journalism.
Welcome to Murdocracy, people.