From the journalism textbook I have to read for next week's exam:
'A strong tradition in the sociology of journalism has emphasised the controlling, socially reproductive functions of news - its role in the ideological appartus of capitalist societies, binding together an unequal and exploitative social system through the promulgation of a world-view which is consistent with the maintenance of dominant class interests.'
From Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail's dialogue between King Arthur and Dennis the Peasant:
DENNIS: Oh king, eh, very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers -- by hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! If there's ever going to be any progress--