^^ The media is very powerful and Governments know this. When we had the Vietnam War the media reported all the deaths, images of body bags flowed along with the blood of our young and through public opinion the war ended. In the current war on terror the media are given limited access because if the public was subjected to same information as they were provided during the Vietnam War then public opinion would turn dramatically.
You have people like Neil Mitchell (3AW) whom pushes his view and unfortunately a lot of people believe every word he says such is his influence on his listeners. Change the medias perception and you will change the people's. Governments have been dumbing down the population down for years.
Reality is not everyone is a clear thinker.