how is knowledge acquired?
most fundamentally, knowledge is acquired in elementary and secondary school.
who controls the money that funds the acquiring of knowledge? the government. consequently, the less knowledge the citizen's have the less power the citizens have. the less power the citizens have, the more easily they are controlled.
while it is a serious problem that the msm is controlled by totalitarian elitists, it is an even MORE serious problem that the elementary and secondary schools are controlled by the government.
it is the nature of govenment to possess and seek to increase its power. if the government can increase its power by making its citizens more ignorant, that is what government will do.