[..]The extent to which propaganda shapes
the progress of affairs about us may surprise even well
Nevertheless, it is only necessary
to look under the surface of the newspaper for
a hint as to propaganda’s authority over public opinion. […]
On March 1 1990, the offices of Steve Jackson Games, in Austin, Texas, were raided by the U.S. Secret Service as part of a nationwide investigation of data piracy. The initial news stories simply reported that the Secret Service had raided a suspected ring of hackers. Gradually, the true story emerged.