One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America\u2019s mass-market media has been thoroughly corporatized \u2014 both in structure and mindset. Our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation of the corporate line. An upcoming food conference the National Press Foundation will host is bound to put this corporate-media symbiosis on full display. The Foundation bills the meeting as an in-depth, all-day, all-expenses-paid \u201cboot camp\u201d for reporters on the issues of \u201cfeeding the world\u2019s growing population.\u201d Educating reporters? About an under-reported issue? Sounds great. But wait: Who\u2019s providing this education? Corporations, that\u2019s who. This foundation is funded by such giants as Bayer, Entergy, Ford, Honda, Lockheed Martin, and Prudential, as well as by corporate foundations, lobbyists, and PR firms. And who\u2019s the chief sponsor of its boot camp on the future of food? It\u2019s no other than Monsanto. In fact, the National Press Foundation moved the conference to St. Louis \u2014 home of this notorious huckster of genetically altered frankenfoods \u2014 specifically so reporters could come visit its corporate labs and get \u201ceducated.\u201d Asked about Monsanto\u2019s reputation, foundation chief Sandy Johnson turned oddly defensive: \u201cIn whose eyes? In your eyes?\u201d she snapped, asserting that Monsanto\u2019s genetic manipulations \u201callowed the United States to feed the world.\u201d That\u2019s a line straight out of Monsanto\u2019s propaganda \u2014 not exactly the stuff of real journalism. Indeed, what\u2019s going on in the St. Louis boot camp is symbiosis in action: (1) The corporation funds the corporate foundation, which (2) puts a veneer of journalistic legitimacy on a conference that (3) promotes what the corporation is selling. If much of today\u2019s reporting seems unreal to you, that\u2019s because it\u2019s not real \u2014 and it\u2019s not journalism. It\u2019s spoon-fed corporate indoctrination. OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He\u2019s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown. OtherWords.org.