Have we actually moved to the use of media to advance an agenda which may have a basis in gleeful support from Russia's Putin? It appears Trump and company are about promulgating a dual mission. First, cover up Russian involvement in Trump's campaign win (along with associated interaction with Russian officials). Second, Trump and his henchmen are literally working to develop a communication support system akin to that developed for the Third Reich by none other than Joseph Goebbels.
Watch, read and discern what follows. There is no other name for this (figurative) horse.
@jaketapper: "The White House does not value an independent press. There is a word for that: Un-American." https://t.co/iq7Ka3PPFd pic.twitter.com/GQLPAzRgMw— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 24, 2017
Take a look at how Trump and Bannon's gaggle shook out.
◆ NY Times
◆ LA Times
◆ The Guardian
◆ Washington Times
So, Trump and his communications team, invited a handpicked "co-signing conservative media outlets to literally feed information via those outlets to Trump's supporters.
Where have we seen such as we consider post 19th Century history?
Pew Research regularly polls regarding American ideology and media considered attractive and relevant based on ideology.
Pew Research (2014 Ideology survey)