They've bought The Best Congress Money Can Buy™, and most of the other politicians, too. Since it's a matter of public record that the number of media corporations in the US that reach 50% or more of Americans has diminished from over 50 to 5 in the last 30 years, and since the ownership and activism of those remaining media corporations is a matter of public record, the "government" is merely following the bidding of its actual owners. We mere citizens are no longer even taken seriously.
India floods derail two trains, killing at least 20; hundreds rescued (Reuters)
from the article: Leading rabbi encourages IDF soldiers to use Palestinian human shields