The failure of journalism is when common men create conspiracy theories to explain the Magician's magic tricks. They call the magician's tricks the Illuminati.
It is not that difficult to understand the individuals who operate as Magicians. These individuals end up having a huge influence on corporations. And that corporation ends up having a dominant flavor of this Magician. And depending on the kind of power that this individual has, they end up having a huge influence on the world. Bill Gates would be an example of such a Magician.
There are times when Magicians have so much power and influence that they can represent the voice of a nation.
What many of the Common men are outraged about in what they identify as the Illuminati is simply a natural phenomenon. The Magician has always existed. It is not necessarily an evil force. Though, agreed, it is a powerful force.
The elite individuals of an organization inhabit the top slot of the pyramid. And the elite organizations in a nation inhabit the top slot of the pyramid. And the elite nations of the world inhabit the top slot of the pyramid. That is why the Security Council of the United Nations is inhabited by the elite nations of the world.
There are individuals who operate as Journalists. These individuals end up having a huge influence on their journalistic media house. And these media houses end up having a dominant flavor of this Journalist. And depending on the kind of power that this individual has, they end up having a huge influence on the world. Oprah Winfrey would be an example of that.
There are times when Journalists have so much power and influence that they can represent the voice of a nation.
There is always an individual in an organization that has more power than others. There is always an individual in an organization that has more influence than others. Perfect Competition is a theoretical concept in economics. Communism tried Perfect Competition as a model and failed. Influential individuals in organizations function more as an Oligarchy. They compromise with each other at the top as they jostle for power.
In that way they are like professional athletes that get paid millions of dollars for playing their sport. They don't play rough enough for the Journalist to blow the whistle on them. Why? Obviously they enjoy the fame and pulling in their millions in pay checks. They don't want to get a red-card and get thrown out. But, as long as they are in the game they do everything that they can to get an edge on their opponent.
So in that same way, the few influential individuals in a corporation work out unspoken rules of jostling for power without getting kicked out of the game.