Money controls everything, including science. Only ignorant people see it as the holy grail of truth telling. Instead, it is set up to serve vested interests. Science is politically controlled, like all major enterprises, and its direction and the messages it sends out carefully managed.
To make sense out of science we need to understand who funds it and for what purpose. We also need to understand the agenda of the mouthpiece of science- the mainstream media. Without the two working together the messages of science would not reach a wide audience.
To control the messages that people receive from "science" there needs to be control of the direction of scientific research and control of the scope and intent of the mainstream media.
This is only possible by collusion among those who control the direction of science funding through foundations and governments, and those who have control of the mainstream media.
Ideas that suit vested interests to promote widely among the community are the areas of research that are encouraged and the subjects the mainstream media- the lapdogs of the establishment- coninutally talks about.
This control of "talking points", as politicians call them, is the main goal of those behind the current system, so that their interests are promoted by doing so.