Media Reform Information Center
5 corporations control the majority of US media. (newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, music, movies, video's, wire services and photo agencies.)
The Corporate Muzzle
Trolls of Fascism
So here we have yet another example -- perhaps the most glaring yet -- of the corporations that own our largest media outlets controlling and censoring the content of their news organizations based on the unrelated interests of the parent corporation.
Ideas are more powerful than guns.
We would not let our enemies have guns,
why should we let them have ideas.
- Joseph Stalin
"Not only are we here to protect the public
from vicious criminals in the street
but also to protect the public from harmful ideas."
- Robert Ingersoll, first director of the DEA
"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."
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda,
people can be made to see paradise as hell,
and also the other way around,
to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
"London Sunday Express," December 8, 1935
Democracy Now Interview: Thomas Frank
“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.”
The Myth of "Liberal Bias" in the Media
"A tiny portion of the population controls the lion's share of the wealth and most of the command positions of state, manufacturing, banking, investment, publishing, higher education, philanthropy, and media... these individuals exercise a preponderant influence over what is passed off as public information and democratic discourse.
Prohibit Elected Lobbyists and Yellow Journalism
☛Bad research makes headlines
☛How The Canadian Media Import Counterfeit News From The States.
☛The New York Times Pushes Fact Free Journalism
☛The Official Story: Debunking 'Gutter Science'
"When a well-packaged web of lies
has been sold to the masses over generations,
the truth will seem utterly preposterous
and its speaker a raving lunatic."
- Dresden James