Considering how enamoured you are with Chomsky, I don't think you can claim your views are any more independent. You are buying in to an ideology as much as the rest of us are, it just happens to be a different one. Chomsky’s agenda may be anarchic, but it’s still an agenda.
The media CAN be used as a propaganda machine, it is not automatically such. Naturally there tends to be systemic bias, but that can be enhanced and twisted with intention. To call all media "propaganda" is a little naive and churlish.