The fact that the American government has a heavy hand in the media shouldn't be news to anyone, but it is becoming clearer every day. When one clicks the Politics tab at CNN.com, one immediately sees these two headers and following notes each leading to special pages on the CNN site:
Rescuing the Economy - See how the federal government is spending trillions of dollars to fix the troubled economy.
Estimated stimulus benefits - How much infrastructure spending will your state get and how many jobs are coming?
So, I, the troubled American citizen, see the words "Rescuing the Economy," and immediately click. What do I see?