As a publicist, i find your words to be very true.
However, it seems to me that you are against all that system.
For me, it's a way of life. If indeed the mass media and all its phenomena is to be considered an extremely manipulative god, then i would be proud if i am considered one of the manipulative priests of that religion. I manipulate the mind of the masses for my benefit and the benefit of my clients.
... now, that is power. And i feel good about it.
It is always good to take a look and see who is behind the wall. What sucks for some might work out excellent for others. In this particular case, i am one of the "others"... and it is great.