It is the Associated Press (AP) which really runs the country, not talk radio, mentioned yesterday’s blog entry. The referent was a comment from 2007 by Trent Lott, at that time a U.S. senator from Mississippi. Reacting to conservative pressure on an immigration bill, Lott complained, “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” 
Talk radio does not call the tune. It is the Associated Press which decides what today’s “hot news” will be. Then, like puppets on a string, most will dance to that day’s AP “hot news.” That includes even some so-called “conspiracy” type web sites which will quickly focus upon the “conspiracy” behind the “hot news” dished out by AP that day. The point is, it is AP which chooses what song to play. The Associated Press really runs America, not talk radio.
And who exactly is the Associated Press? If you check the reporter’s name connected with each story, you will begin to notice something strange: the names keep changing. There are a very few names, such as Anne D’Innocenzio, which remain constant. All others are “relative”, like Einstein theories in a newsroom.
Call it the rotating AP. From some vast pool, reporters are cycled in for a story, then rotated out for someone else. Most notice only that it is an Associated Press story, not the name of whoever wrote it.
Where is this vast pool of seeming reporters who can be rotated quickly in and out of the supposed “Associated Press”? Carl Bernstein, famous for his Watergate reporting with Bob Woodward, left the Washington Post in 1977. Thereafter Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. His 25,000-word cover story, “The CIA and the Media”, was published in Rolling Stone magazine on October 20, 1977. More than 400 American journalists had secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, Bernstein reported. 
That was the situation in 1977. It can only have gotten worse by now. Where is this vast pool of seeming reporters who can be rotated quickly in and out of the supposed “Associated Press”? Answer: They come from CIA!
Talk radio is not running America. Even the Associated Press, per se, is not in control. Really it is the CIA, via AP, which runs America. Who else but the CIA could make even U.S. presidents tremble, and dance to their tune? It is CIA/AP which decides what will be “news” (and more importantly decides what will not be “news.”) Any U.S. president, at any time, can find themselves under “hot news” scandalous scrutiny.
Instead of real news, the usual noise (called “news”) blabs loudly with camouflage “issues”. It is like a “safe area” is cordoned off and the “opposing sides” proceed to the designated demonstration zone. In place are the “news” cameras and reporters, which blanket the nation with relative snow. Meanwhile, outside the cordoned off area, important events transpire but no cameras are there. (Background: Media Blackout on Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of January 8, 2014.)
Instead of real news, we are bombarded with camouflage “issues.” To escape the noise, you can go to a non-CIA/AP outlet such as RT.com (Russia Today). Sure, the Russians have their own bias, but at least it’s not the omnipresent CIA/AP bias. At RT.com, for example, you will find reports from Texas where people are able to set their tap water on fire. Seriously, people in parts of Texas can now hold a flame to their tap water, and it catches fire! Is it “fire water”, the name given by Native Americans to whisky and such?
In the vast pool of “Associated Press” (CIA) personnel, there are rotating assignments. Each week, new agents are sent out to do their yearly “AP” stint. Their sectional chief decides what that week’s “news” will be. Their reports appear in almost every newspaper in America, often without even their names. But online at least you can usually find a name for who wrote the “AP” story. Try this out: Notice the names, and how they keep changing.
——- Sources ——-
 “Senate Leaders Agree to Revive Immigration Bill”, by Robert Pear and Jeff Zeleny. New York Times, June 15, 2007
 “The CIA and the Media”, by Carl Bernstein. http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php