Western MSM once was fearless in criticizing all-comers whether West, East, North or South.
Newspapers like The @Guardian in the UK kept western states observed & made them accountable to a degree.
But it gave up the ghost on that function.
The @Guardian was made an offer it couldn’t refuse after the Snowdon revelations it published.
Britain’s security state expressed displeasure at it publishing evidence of snooping by western states.
Then with a new editor it was game over.
The UK security state considered the @BBC too interested in the ploys of the government to have the war against Iraq they wanted.
So a certain Alastair Campbell began a vendetta to crush it.
Then, w/ a new chief exec it was again game over.
Imagine there was no Greenwald, Scahill, Blumenthal, Mate & Norton... plus the indefatigable & essential @JimmyDore. No one around to critique western state elites.
Imagine there was only western mainstream news.
Imagine endless propaganda.