Malaysian Mirror news portal launched by Dr M. Valid point made about mainstream media anywhere in the world, which I've talked about briefly in one of my earlier postings.
He said all news, irrespective of their source, are controlled. If it was not the authorities, it could be the media owner, the writer or even the advertiser.
“Someone out there is controlling you. If you want the real truth, it could be expensive. For instance, if you want to know the actual situation in Gaza you would have to go there.
“Otherwise, you will have to just rely on the media, the blogs or the online news. You have to decide yourself what is true."