Mainstream media often relies on "experts" from think tanks funded by large foundations. Sometimes the experts come from law enforcement agencies. The media may also turn to authors and scientists to give credibility to stories. My cartoon character Agent Crowsley represents the guy who lives between the spy community and the media. Crowsley commands deep respect among TV viewers, as he talks about underworld crime with a sense of authority.
The TV audience is unaware that Crowsley is a paid actor who acts as a liaison between the government and the media. Part of his job is to oversee staged news events from a news production prospective. His job is to ultimately shape public opinion by controlling the information they hear. Sometimes he's expected to make up a crime story, which is merely a drill with fake names and actions thrown into the story. Crowsley tries to create fear and tension as a favor to his friends who sponsor the news, Big Pharma.
Crowsley is usually on the national news three or four times per week on different networks. Even though much of what he talks about is fiction, he holds the attention of millions of fans. Little do they know his fascination is with mind control and he works hard to dream up experiments to test propaganda on the public. He likes carrying out orders given by his handler/controller Skull Thuggery. He doesn't mind faking out the masses.
What is Crowsley's agenda? He's mostly just a spineless knucklehead who will do whatever it takes to make a nice salary. He loves being a professional liar and cover-up artist. When he's not making up stories about crime, he's covering up actual crimes committed by his upscale friends. His motivation is mainly money, but he also enjoys the prestige of working with high ranking government officials and being seen on the nightly news.
Crowsley is the type of guy who will hire a crowd of paid actors to show up at a rally. News crews show up to cover the event, which is staged to have a certain outcome. It's clever type of PR to promote businesses connected with the event, using it as background information in a news story. Crowsley selects "crisis actors" to play roles for TV news interviews. Ultimately, he'd love to be a Hollywood film director.