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These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources. That's consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983. NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn't own AOL, so Huffington Post isn't affiliated with them. But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates "the illusion of choice," Frugal Dad says. Here's the graphic: Frugal Dad Source: Frugal dad DON'T MISS: This Chart Shows Bilderberg Group's Connection To Everything In The World >

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