This is the new era we are entering. The oligarchs don't like bad publicity and the National Security State doesn't want us to know anything except what it wants us to know. The mainstream media has been fully coopted. Even much of the right-wing media. As we are seeing, any media sources outside of that are liable to be suppressed, vilified, or otherwise dealt with. Democracy Now, the Rt Network, Wikileaks, and so on.
Ad now we are about to elect Hillary Clinton. Expect more of the same. And it will gradually worsen. As political dissent widens, expect to see more militarized police forces confronting peaceful protestors both here and in Europe, Australia, etc. Expect to see leaders of political dissent, and journalists outside the state's control, harassed or worse. As America's drive for global hegemonic domination continues, and faces increasing resistance, political dissent and the government's reaction to it will only grow worse.
Once the TPP, TTIP, and TiSA have all become law, covering most of what used to be the free, prosperous, capitalistic democracies of the world, we will likely enter a transitional period which will be the beginning of the end of the age of democracy.