According to the news media, we are a racist nation, but watching the Olympic's it seems to show something else, we are proud Americans and we cheer for our own no matter what skin color we may have.
The media just reports the news that will bring them the higher ratings. As a nation, we are not racist, but we do have racist living amongst us. People react to the media positively or negatively base on their own biases. Ther is no vast liberal or conservative or governmental conspiracy to brainwash us.
Mass media's goal is to brainwash all of us into sheep so the government can do whatever they want because the common man will be ignorant to the truth and will never question authority.
Well yea, its the governments/medias goal to create rifts so that we can call on our govt. without rifts what would we need a huge govt for?