These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

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These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

Ashley Lutz
Business Insider
June 16, 2012

This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america.html

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Damn! You beat me to this one!!!

I totally was going to link to this very important graphic. Kudos to you for getting the word out.

From EVERYTHING that I have learned during my time here on this message board... it's that DOUBLE THINK is very much alive and kicking!

The ZOMBIE induced public doesn't know any better. But HERE... supposedly the folks here are intelligent, independent, "left" leaning, learned individuals who SHOULD know better because of their education.

But NNNnnnooooooooooo!!! They are just as brainwashed as alumni from the Penn St. "Tickle Monsters" football team!

So 90% of the news we get are from these 6 BILLIONAIRE corporations that use their money and influence as a bully pulpit.

Knowing that... we "STILL" are supposed to ONLY talk about the news that gets cycled through that shitstem. Because if you talk about something outside of that 6 BILLIONAIRE corporate shitstem... well, then you are a crazy, racist, tin foil hat wearing, conspiracy theorists!

I can't get over the FACT that turds here want to censor and ban even though they think censoring and banning is wrong. I can't get over the FACT that turds here do in fact "know" what's going on in the world... and yet "pretend" not to. I can't get over the FACT that turds here bitch and moan about man made global warming and then turn a blind eye to aluminum/barium man made clouds that kill our farmlands and make us sick. Let some corporation spew that crap in the air... they'd be all over them like flies on doo doo! But since the GOVERNMENT is doing it... it's OK.

The amount of hypocrisy here is mind boggling.

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So, Jan in Iowa and Pierpont, Phaedrus76 and Dr. Econ, and all like minded lemmings... is this the OFFICIAL list of news items that we are "allowed" to talk about?

IS THIS THE TRUSTED NEWS SOURCES THAT WE ARE TO GLEAN OUR "TRUTH'S" FROM?

It reminds me of "Clear Channel" and their monopoly of music that's not allowed to be played on their stations because they deem them to be too "anti war".

We all need to be protected from the subversive "Dixie Chicks"! They are the TRUE menace to society! The thought of my grand baby listening to their brand of Satanic Anti War messages is enough to drive me to blaspheme! Thank God we have the Patriotic and Christian messages of Lil' Wayne to offset Elton John's, "Rocket Man". My Gawd! If people only knew the true meaning of "Rocket Man"... our nation as we know it would cease to be.

I think I'll offer up a prayer to the holy and altruistic CLEAR CHANNEL. (BOW YOUR HEADS YA BUNCH OF SINNERS!)

Thank you dear CLEAR CHANNEL for looking after me and my fellow brothers and sisters who are too stupid to make up our own minds. Thank you CLEAR CHANNEL for protecting us from ourselves. Dear CLEAR CHANNEL... please forgive those who have sinned against you and listened to "Street Fighting Man" without your permission. My Father in Heaven, who listens only to CLEAR CHANNEL... please indoctinate everyone who reads this message to follow the fine example of CLEAR CHANNEL so that they may too fear monger and bully others who wish to question and... and... try to THINK for themselves! All these things I beg of you. It's only through your holy CEO and stock options that salvation is possible! Dear CLEAR CHANNEL let your will be done and not mine... Amen. HALLELUJAH! Praise CLEAR CHANNEL!

As brother Time Warner passes the collection plate, remember brethren... give CLEAR CHANNEL the very best of what you got. If you give CLEAR CHANNEL a "little of what's left"... Well, that's what CLEAR CHANNEL will give back to you! So dig deep! Dig til' it hurts! Y'know. I heard some of you complaining and hatin' that CLEAR CHANNEL is driving around in a new Cadillac. If you really loved CLEAR CHANNEL... they'd be driving a ROLSE ROYCE!!! HALLELUJAH! Praise CLEAR CHANNEL!

Remember... we take GOLD! So we'll take your dead grandpa's denture's if they got GOLD in em'!

Good Sheeple. Keep it up. The end will soon be at hand. You'll have your place on high and sit at Ted Turner's right hand side. Such good sheeple.

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Fletcher,

You know they have meds for your condition? You comment about "The end is near" makes you sound like a Heavens Gate Cult member. Better lace up your Nike shoes, put on the jump suite, and get the purple koolaide ready because Novemeber 2012 is going to be a pretty important election.

If you believe in the evil conspeiracy & black helicopters than I guess it doesnt matter who wins Romney or Obama because its really just the evil puppet masters pulling the strings. DONT LOOK UNDER THE BED IT MIGHT BE BILDERBERG!!!!

You may want to get a large order of Prozac before Obamacare is struck down in the next few days! But since its really the corporate masters ruling things Obama and Romney should be interchangeable? I would say you should vote for Romney since nothing will really change and the "sheeple" will just follow along...

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Syndrome, "But since its really the corporate masters ruling things Obama and Romney should be interchangeable?"

They are. That's the way they were/are with Bush and Obama.

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Conservatude Yellow Journalism is not Liberal...

The Wrecking Crew: Thomas Frank on How Conservatives Rule
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/8/8/the_wrecking_crew_thomas_frank_on
“Fantastic misgovernment of the kind we have seen is not an accident, nor is it the work of a few bad individuals. It is the consequence of triumph by a particular philosophy of government, by a movement that understands the liberal state as a perversion and considers the market the ideal nexus of human society. This movement is friendly to industry not just by force of campaign contributions but by conviction.”

Bill Moyers: Big Money + Big Media
= a "Disney World" of Democracy
http://act.alternet.org/go/19949?t=37&akid=8916.124450.743Khh
Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, director of USC’s Norman Lear Center and an entertainment industry veteran. Bill Moyers talks with Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vjRek_SnylY

Later on the show, Bill talks about Florida Rep. Allen West and shocking modern-day McCarthyism. Wasn’t this lesson already learned?

"It now seems clear that 'tea party' movement types, organized by highly-funded corporate backed outfits like "Freedom Works" are putting together a plan to disrupt and shut down as many town hall events as possible. That's entirely different from making sure you've got a lot of activists at events with t-shirts or protesting with pickets outside the venue or making sure one of your activists gets to ask a question. This amounts to a sort of civic vigilanteism."
The Town Hall Mobs
By The Daily Dish, Aug 4 2009

The Corporate Muzzle
Trolls of Fascism
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1562
Is Malcolm Gladwell America's Most Successful
Propagandist and Corporate Shill?
http://www.alternet.org/investigations/155770/Is_Malcolm_Gladwell_Americ...

"But it is time to acknowledge
that the nation's news organizations
have played a large
and unappetizing role in deceiving the public…."
- The New York Times

Corporate Welfare Rats - 03/21/09
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1524
Strong corporate profits amid weak economy? = Outsourcing
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/320

"Another weapon I discovered early
was the power of the printed word
to sway souls to me.
The newspaper was soon my gun, my flag
- a thing with a soul that could mirror my own."
-- Adolf Hitler

Alphabet Channel Alternatives
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1763

Sen. Joseph McCarthy: Unrepentant Junkie
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/397

The Myth of "Liberal Bias" in the Media
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/559

Buzzwords
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1164

chart us media control 1983-2004.jpg
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Mainstream media has ALL CONTROL OVER THE NEWS and they manufacture news. The mainstream media has changed because of concentration of media ownership.

It is no longer the fourth estate. Rather, it has become a propaganda agent for the interests of government and large corporations. When the government and the media are both controlled by mega-corporations, it is in the best interests of the media to voluntarily undertake the government's censorship and propaganda distribution.

News Corporation" to search for Fox' owner and see what else they own.
Here are the search results as of August 2008:

Television
Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, WNYW - New York City, WWOR - New York City, KTTV - Los Angeles, KCOP - Los Angeles, WFLD - Chicago, WPWR - Chicago, KMSP - Minneapolis, WFTC - Minneapolis, WTXF - Philadelphia, WFXT - Boston, WTTG - Washington D.C., WDCA - Washington D.C., KDFW - Dallas, KDFI - Dallas, WJBK - Detroit, KUTP - Phoenix, KSAZ - Phoenix, WUTB - Baltimore, WRBW - Orlando, WOFL - Orlando, WOGX - Ocala, WAGA - Atlanta, KRIV - Houston, KTXH - Houston, WTVT - Tampa, WHBQ - Memphis, KTBC - Austin, DBS & Cable, FOXTEL
BSkyB, Sky Italia, Fox News Channel, Fox Movie Channel, FX, FUEL, National Geographic Channel, SPEED Channel, # Fox Sports Net, FSN New England (50%), FSN Ohio, FSN Florida, National Advertising Partners, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Channel, Stats, Inc.

Film
20th Century Fox Español, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox International, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Studios Australia, Fox Studios Baja, Fox Studios LA, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Television Studios, Blue Sky Studios

Newspapers
United States New York Post, The Wall St. Journal, Dow Jones, United Kingdom News International, News of the World, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Times, Times Literary Supplement, Australasia Daily Telegraph, Fiji Times, Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun, Newsphotos, Newspix, Newstext, NT News, Post-Courier, Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday Mail, Sunday Tasmanian, Sunday Territorian, Sunday Times, The Advertiser, The Australian, The Courier-Mail, The Mercury, The Sunday Telegraph, Weekly Times

Magazines
InsideOut, donna hay, SmartSource, The Weekly Standard, Big League, ALPHA

Books
HarperMorrow Publishers, HarperMorrow, General Books Group, Amistad, Caedmon, Avon, Avon A, Avon Inspire, Avon Red, Collins, Collins Design, Ecco, Eos, Fourth Estate, Harper Mass Market, Harper Pakerbacks, HarperAudio, HarperBusiness, HarperCollins, Perennial, Perennial Modern Classics, HarperCollins e-Books, HarperLuxe, Rayo, William Morrow, William Morrow Cookbooks

Children's Books Group
Amistad, Greenwillow Books, Joanna Cotler Books, Eos, Laura Geringer Books, HarperAudio, HarperCollins Children's Books, HarperFestival, HarperTeen, Katherine Tegen Books, Julie Andrews Books, Rayo, Trophy, HarperCollins International, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins India, HarperCollins New Zealand, Zondervan

Other
Los Angeles Kings (NHL, 40% option), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA, 9.8% option), Staples Center (40% owned by Fox/Liberty), News Interactive, Fox Sports Radio Network, Broadsystem, Classic FM, Festival Records, Fox Interactive, IGN Entertainment, Mushroom Records, MySpace.com, National Rugby League, NDS, News Outdoor, Scout Media, Rotten Tomatoes, AskMen, FoxSports.net, WhatIfSports, kSolo, Fox.com, AmericanIdol.com, Spring Widgets, News Digital Media, News.com.au, FoxSports.com.au, CARSguide.com.au, Careerone.com.au, Truelocal.com.au

Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War
Pt 1 of 6 - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XfZgzTpZFac

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The biggest jump in revenue for the big 6 is from the advertising for pharmaceuticals, that used to be illegal. They will make a fortune off the election, too. Taxing ad revenue is a great source of reducing the deficit, and the effects of money. 10% of US GDP is marketing. Creating consumers from birth is not a conspiracy, just the facts.

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2011/06/sick-society it's illegal to market to kids in civilized countries around the world.

The US is the ONLY country where it's legal to commodify children. Professional Sandusky style grooming for abuse is common. A parent can't take a photo of their child in the tub, but market research can photograph and study from behind one way mirrors the childs bathroom habits from bath and shower to toilet. The videos are marketing tools, so not pornography.

But the solution is here, see the first sentence in this post. Children get drugs to help them concentrate, because their brains have been scarred by the marketers, that created the problem then the solution. In a cost benefit this works to republican advantage, the kids get diabetes and die before they collect medicare or SS.

Sorry about jumping your last post Ddc, I was editing. If you edit yours with one letter it will reset the order.

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DdC, Chomsky tells the same story Cronkite did.

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liberalsyndrome - My "prayer" to the omnipotent CLEAR CHANNEL is sarcasm.

I don't know how much reading you have done here... but MANY self identifying "liberals" are all up for banning people who don't trust the media and look to alternative media outlets for news articles to "Renaissancely" think about.

I took that mind set to it's furthest conclusion to show the idiocy of doing so.

And now for something completely different...

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I used the very REAL example of Clear Channel radio stations having lists of songs and musical acts that were modern day black balled and subsequently BANNED. Elton John's "Rocket Man" was on that list. Rage Against the Machine was on that list. It's as real as "real" can get. There's no "theory" to it.

What is SO troubling about this kind of censorship... is that it makes clear that IDEOLOGY trumps CAPITALISM. The destruction of the music industry has been done so purposefully. It's not an accident. It hasn't been destroyed because of technology or bad management. I wrote an AWESOME blog piece called, "Come As You Are" that details the systematic destruction of the music industry and WHY it has been done.

I'll go one step further. Not only has music been decimated by design... The industry itself is now systematically making ANY connection to the art of music to be viewed as an act of foolishness. When you watch any of these American Idol shows butcher classic, tried and true songs, when you watch what GLEE has done to many classic songs, when you see that A-list Hollywood actors are now making Asses out of themselves in movie musicals that are deliberately AWFUL... the "endgame scenario" is to make music appear silly and vain. They know full well that NO ONE of any intelligence will see that tripe... but the message must be kept going on all information formats to achieve the goal.

The message is that music is silly and vain and only for children... then by proxy, anyone who "still" likes music will be judged in the same manner. The subconscious message that is delivered OVER AND OVER again is to connect MUSIC to that of the intelligence of a child and that the power of music is inconsequential and immature.

The reason this is being done is because MUSIC is the most powerful form of communication that exists. No political/social movement will EVER be successful without a soundtrack to go along with it. Think about it. Civil Rights, Unions, Anti War, and the opening of minds to the acceptance of others, were all made possible through the magical powers that music possesses.

Think about this... We live in the INFORMATION AGE. Yet, the TRUTH that is buried in the "information" is next to impossible to get. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

It's only possible because BILLIONS of dollars are being spent on a non stop propaganda campaign that is obviously working.

One would think that "THIS" place would be a safe haven from the properties of propaganda. But it is not. Shamefully NOT!

Some propel the propaganda on purpose because of hidden agendas. MOST however, do so because they simply don't know how to think for themselves. They have NEVER done it... and they don't know anything else.

This phenomenon has been around for a LONG, LONG time. It's called, "The Noble Lie". It's also known as "Plato's Cave".

"Plato's Cave" has become a VERY popular place. They even have their own message board.

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Quote camaroman:

Syndrome, "But since its really the corporate masters ruling things Obama and Romney should be interchangeable?"

They are. That's the way they were/are with Bush and Obama.

On some of the issues yes, but overall not really close. If it were that easy you wouldn't have the Koch brothers spending 400 million dollars to support Romney. Hell, if Obama was even close to what Romney will bring to the table, there would be barely any spending going on this year. These guys are not known for squandering money foolishly.

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How much is Obama spending? Plus, Obama has the advantage of being an incumbent and do things like decreeing 800,000 children of illegal aliens eligible for work permits in an obvious attempt to get the hispanic vote, whether legal or not.

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☛Prescott Bush got busted for trading with the Nazi's.
☛Obama had a copy of his birth certificate. Pretty much the same as everyone else has.
☛Junior Bush started a war in Iraq that killed 4000 Americans.
☛Clinton got a blowjob in the white house.
☛Cheny's Halliburton sold asbestos 20 years after discovering it was a carcinogenic.
☛Rumsfeld gave WMD to Sadamn.
☛The supremes selected junior over gore and gave free speech to buildings as corporations that now gives Romney a huge war chest.
☛ I'm not even mentioning the 911 invest-igation.

Yes, no comparison they're all the same....

Bush Crimes Against Humanity 01/03/04
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1269

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Re: My rant about America being the only nation with no rights for children within the ftc equivalent. America is #1 in the industrialized world for child abuse fatalities. John Kerry is sponsoring a child abuse registry database in the senate. Republicans will filibuster it. No comparison, all the same.

#1 in child abuse fatalities can also be stated as we kill more children than any industrialized country in the world.

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