>I can't help but think that the powers-that-be don't want everyday people
to start thinking of themselves as stars and
>heroes, and so they censor a lot of creative, new plots.
I'd have to say that this is exactly what the power that be want: for us to think of ourselves as heroes and stars.
this whole discussion of the media is so simplistic it's is pathetic.
read some gramsci for pity's sake