George Carlin always spoke the truth. What he is talking about is hegemony; the process by which political, economic, ideological or cultural power is exerted by a dominant group over other groups. It requires the consent of the majority to keep the dominant group’s leaders in power. As Carlin pointed out, the dominate group in power is big business and one of those controlling the message is Roger Ailes of Fox news. For a view as to how hegemony works, go here. For a view demonstrating how little power politicians really have over their “message”, go here.