One cannot control free thought, though its expression can be hindered. When controlling the press certain words can be removed or prohibited. Written words can be prevented, but spoken words and minds are harder to control. Calls may be monitored, but to remove the thought is to remove the person. The ability to control the minds and actions of others seems fictional, and when depicted always malicious. This assumption is only partly wrong, who is to say that the media holds no control over the thoughts of others? Their influence can be measured by the responses to what they consider a crisis to what they choose to ignore.