You seem to launch repeated ad Hominems against Mr. Chomsky throughout this thread yet you have provided little evidence to support your sweeping generalisations.
I think perhaps you may be missing the point. It's not that Western Media is controlled and we should be comparing it to Saudi Media which is even more controlled or Pakistani media where journalists routinely lose their lives for asking the wrong questions.
It's simply, that we are not AS free as we think we are. And the media's lack of freedom and honesty plays a big role in the weakness of the ideas of Western democracy.
I too despair at the state of Western democracy and the failure of our media outlets to help us to maintain a true democracy as opposed to the plutocracy/oligarchy into which we seem to have fallen.
It's important and correct to point this out because we should not be trying to compare ourselves to Saudi Arabia because that is not the direction we want to be going. We want and believe in democracy and that is what we must fight to conserve and strengthen and I believe Mr. Chomsky plays a vital role in the same.
It's easy to dismiss him as a radical without actually directly addressing the meat of his arguments and the reasoning by which he arrives at his conclusions. Though I'll confess I have not read the work being discussed in this thread or a LOT of his other writings apart from various articles I'm come across over time.