There's an interesting thing about reality that the Neo-CONS are figuring out. Though you think you control reality, the reality is that reality controls you. Sure, in the short term you can control perceptions about certain events but eventually the world will deal with you.
Let's reflect on one of the most idiotic, arrogant statements made in the last 100 years; that of Karl Rove. I only bring this up because of a comment made by Rob Kirby in a fantastic interview I watched last night where he states that the powers that be are losing control of the "narrative". How do we know? Simply look at the ratings of certain financial TV shows and the sales of established newspaper and magazine publications. People aren't buying the bullshit like they used to.
Here's Karl in his arrogance: