They had endure a fight before they could establish such rights. Nonetheless, the elite have still devised ways to controlling the generation of news.
Newspersons aim to remain objective, giving news that is unbiased (Tuchman, 1972). This has become an illusion. Stories seem to favour some candidates yet still discredit candidates, which are flawless, indicating that there are other forces pulling the shots in the news making (Scharrer, 2002). News people are put in such compromising situations because of the nature of their work. It is their job to gather information, which can be given by certain individuals. Journalists have to be careful not to upset their informants. Therefore, they present news that is befitting to them. Moreover, even though their informants have accurate information, they might twist the information so that it can fit their interests. News people do not please their informants only but also their sponsors (Herman & Chomsky, 2002). Advertisers cut down the operational costs of mass media to a point of giving them a high competitive edge. These are business corporations who want to promote their products. They fund certain messages and shun away from some. In many cases, they avoid ethical topics such as environmental degradation because it fixes them to take responsibilities over their business activities. Given such conditions, mass media filter the message they are to give to the public to please such powers.
The government officials have particular interest in the message spread through the mass media (Herman & Chomsky, 2002). They control it in various ways. There are other times that they manipulate the newspersons by making them believe they have uncovered a mystery that they themselves have planted. There are times they threatened the collapse of a production company because often hold stocks in the business. They can also use flakes, which are negative messages that undermine the legitimacy of the stories given through