Mass manipulation was never a conspiracy, it was always a reality.
The author presents the facts and answers to the question, "who is lying to us, and how do they do it?". Living in a democracy doesn't mean you're entitled to the truth, and it doesn't always mean you're living in a country better than the bad guys. Take a leap into the deep end and see how far the "Powers that Be" go to lie.
The worst part is, everything in the book is all true.