Let me chime in with how my brilliant mind reads the situation.
Almost all the factual information you hear on mainstream media is accurate enough that it cannot be obviously disproven. The trick is, to understand that what they do NOT cover is just as important as what they do cover. So if you have the time to check out all the available sources, Al Jazeera, RT, CSPAN, FOXnews, you can get a rough idea of what the world actually looks like.
It's also important to recognize areas that are completely immune to transparency, such as the Federal Reserve. It's a privately owned institution, held by stockholders. We all know it's privately owned by now, but no one is capable of deciphering the actual owners. There's a small group of people that control the currency creation of the United States, and no one is allowed to know who they are. That's pretty fucked up, and deserves more attention.
1) There is lots that the media reports that can be disproven based on a knowledge of past events. The media gives the truth, but puts a spin on it to confuse people while taking one of two sides which have marketed to them via left vs. right political discourse. Usually both sides will have bits and pieces of the truth scattered about, but will be mixed with a fair amount of disinformation as well so that most people will never have a full understanding of what's going on and can be steered/manipulated according to their political views.
2) We basically know who controls the Fed, and all you have to do is look at the names that were involved in its creation. It's the names we have all heard before (Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, etc.) Their lapdog media simply never mentions them in relation to the Fed (and all the other central banks of the world), but we still know who controls it, because we know who set it up back in 1913. So who controls the Fed is no secret at all. It's simply not been publicized because they need people to believe its a government institution instead of the private takeover corporation that it is.
Edited by Pressed Rat, August 02 2015 - 01:08 PM.