In this month of ancient texts and media/mediated power plays (possibly in the hockey sense), a quote from a semi-ancient text:
"4. The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images. . . .
9. In a world which really is topsy-turvy, the true is a moment of the false. . . .
12. The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable and inaccessible. It says nothing more than "that which appears is good, that which is good appears." The attitude which it demands in principle is passive acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without reply, by its monopoly of appearance."