The major media outlets and the establishment issue views that are beneficial to the establishment. Before the 2003 war with Iraq, Pope John Paul II stated that the upcoming war was illegal and immoral. The news media did not mention his statement. The first time you would see a protestor being interviewed was in 2004, when people started getting tired of the war.
When I read 1984 (George Orwell) in 1960, I only thought about the Soviet Union. American propaganda is more subtle.