When i was younger I ran across something by Noam Chomsky. I don’t even remember the details. I suspect it was some sort of magazine interview. Since then I’ve read just about everything of his I’ve come across. Today I was looking for an old quote that I thought was his. Something along the lines of “the media can’t tell you what the think, but they can tell you what to think about”. I couldn’t find the quote but I found lots more. Here is a good collection.