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Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read

Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read
Back in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who is feeding them the endless hours of news and entertainment that they constantly ingest. Most Americans don't really seem to care about who owns the media. The six corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal. But it is the "big six" that are the biggest concerns. Back in 1983 it was bad enough that about 50 corporations dominated U.S. media. Viacom Related:  1%Magazines - Blogs - Forums -diverse informations

“The Big 6″ Media Conglomerates – How Much Do They Really Control? | Introduction to Sociology On tuesday, we talked about the state of our country’s media programs, and how they are ultimately controlled by only a handful of large companies and corporations. Basically, the preferences of the executives of these companies will have influence in the news programming on the television channels that they own. To take this even further, media in America has the power to hide, show, highlight, or downplay certain situations, events, or in that matter, anything that each channel’s respective executives want. In lecture, there was a question asking “what percentage of American media is controlled by the ‘Big 6′ media conglomerates?” A website titled “Frugal Dad” has created a visual representation of just how much the “Big 6″ media conglomerates actually control. The analysis continues, with a breakdown of different media types. From this, it certainly seems like these 6 companies really are “taking over”. -Ian Simpson

Wyoming Sheriffs Told Federal BATF & IRS Agents To Abide By The Constitution Or Face Immediate Arrest. Wyoming Sheriffs Put Feds In Their Place. Immediately Below Is The Internet EmbellishmentFollowed ByHow It Really Went Down! Here’s one the mainstream media isn’t going to tell you: County sheriffs in Wyoming are demanding that federal agents actually abide by the Constitution, or face arrest. November 09, 2011 Guess what? The court confirms and asserts that “the duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county and has law enforcement powers EXCEEDING that of any other state OR federal official.” Sheriff Dave Mattis Bighorn County Sheriff Dave Mattis comments: “If a sheriff doesn’t want the Feds in his county he has the constitutional right and power to keep them out, or ask them to leave, or retain them in custody.” “I am reacting in response to the actions of federal employees who have attempted to deprive citizens of my county of their privacy, their liberty, and their property without regard to constitutional safeguards. The implications are huge:

News Republic Une enquête était en cours jeudi en Russie contre un journaliste qui a appelé sur le ton de la plaisanterie Vladimir Poutine à envoyer des forces armées dans sa région pour protéger la population locale contre les fonctionnaires corrompus. Une enquête a été ouverte contre Roman Romanenko, rédacteur en chef d'un journal de Vologda (500 km au nord-est de Moscou), "conformément aux exigences de la législation actuelle", a indiqué à l'AFP la porte-parole du parquet local Oxana Vinogradova. Elle a été lancée à la demande du gouverneur de la région de Vologda, Oleg Kouvchinnikov, a-t-elle précisé. M. Romanenko avait posté son message sur Facebook en mars après l'arrivée en masse dans la péninsule de Crimée de troupes russes. "C'est comme si j'essayais d'expliquer une blague à quelqu'un qui n'a pas le sens de l'humour", a confié à l'AFP Roman Romanenko, indiquant avoir été interrogé par les enquêteurs lundi. "J'observe que l'atmosphère se gâte en Russie", a-t-il dit."

Ben Bagdikian Ben Haig Bagdikian (born 1920, Maraş , Ottoman Empire ; modern day Turkey ) is an American educator and journalist . Bagdikian has made journalism his profession since 1941. He is a significant American media critic and the dean emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism . In 1983, Bagdikian published The Media Monopoly , which revealed the fast-moving media conglomeration that was putting more and more media corporations in fewer and fewer hands with each new merger. This work has been updated through six editions (through 2000) before being renamed The New Media Monopoly and is considered a crucial resource for knowledge about media ownership. Bagdikian is credited with the observation that "Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach 's ' St. Bibliography [ edit ] In the Midst of Plenty: A New Report on the Poor in America , Boston: Beacon Press , 1964. Honors [ edit ] As editor [ edit ]

The Canadian Trans-Pacific Free Trade Heist The Canadian Trans-Pacific Free Trade Heist By ActivistCanada “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Stephen Harper continues to use his token talking points when discussing any Conservative (Reform) Party initiative such as the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Deal that Canada will be taking part in. Normally I wouldn’t lead into an article with such directness, but this trade agreement will turn Canada into a serfdom. According to the CIA Factbook on Canada: GDP composition by sector 1.9% Agriculture 27.1% Industry 71% Services Labour Force by occupation 2% Agriculture 13% Manufacturing 76% Services 3% Other The free trade agreement is all about exploiting Canada’s natural resources & agricultural commodities and importing products produced in jurisdictions that have much lower wages in many cases. TTP: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Borders, Copyright, Three Amigos

(19) Facebook The Sheriff Has More Power In His County Than The President Of The United States: U.S. Constitution U.S. Supreme Court ~ Quashes Obama’s Claim To “Supremacy Clause” Obama’s High Noon Does there remain any governmental Horatius who can stand in the gap; who can lead the Battle for America and restore the Constitution? There is. Lock and load, mount up and prepare for the return of the Sheriff. My guess is that in the minds of many Americans the sheriff is an antiquated figure who lives in the movies. In the older movies he is the hero; he is Gary Cooper in “High Noon,” awaiting the train that will bring killer Frank Miller back to town. High Noon In America: As 1776 Repeats Itself, In America’s Battle Against The British Monarchy’s/International Banking Cartel The law was named of course for Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, who was severely wounded in the immensely suspicious attempt to assassinate the President. Sheriff Richard Mack On June 27th, 1997, the sheriffs won; in Printz v. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office To Launch Drone: Texas Sheriff Gains Bird’s-Eye View To Keep Check On Crimes By Federal, Domestic, Or Criminal Aliens! U.S. “. . . What?

A Lightning War for Liberty | The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations also have enormous influence on mainstream media. In some places major multinational corporations own media stations and outlets. Often, many media institutions survive on advertising fees, which can lead to the media outlet being influenced by various corporate interests. Other times, the ownership interests may affect what is and is not covered. Stories can end up being biased or omitted so as not to offend advertisers or owners. The idea of corporate media itself may not be a bad thing, for it can foster healthy competition and provide a check against governments. Global conglomerates can at times have a progressive impact on culture, especially when they enter nations that had been tightly controlled by corrupt crony media systems (as in much of Latin America) or nations that had significant state censorship over media (as in parts of Asia). — Robert W. We are here to serve advertisers.

Canada’s international reputation slipping under Stephen Harper | Canada Politics Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves upon his arrival at the airport before the start of the G20 summit …Two years ago — during the G8/G20 summits in Toronto — political pundits and analysts were waxing poetic about Canada "punching above its weight" in the international community. In 2010, Stephen Harper received accolades for persuading his G8 peers to embrace his initiative on maternal health and his government was lauded for its handling of the economy during the worldwide economic slowdown. Two years later, the situation is distinctly different. At this week's G20 summit in Mexico, Canada's delegation — led by Harper and finance minister Jim Flaherty — is but a bit player with little or no influence. [ Related: Canada rebuts UN's criticism of Bill 78 ] Long-time Globe and Mail columnist Jeffery Simpson recently wrote about Canada's diminishing international reputation. "Canada under this government failed to win a seat on the UN Security Council, a stinging rebuke.

Is Kissing a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” a “Terrorist Act”? In the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush stated in no uncertain terms that “State sponsors of terrorism” would be considered as “terrorists”. “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them”. But there is always an “Exception that the Proves the Rule” and that is George W. Bush himself. When George W. The answer is negative: Kissing “State sponsors of terrorism” on the mouth is not defined by the FBI as “suspicious behavior”. The Global War on Terrorism’s “New Normal“: “Good Guy” Terrorists Establishing political ties with “State sponsors of terrorism” is now considered to be part of a “New Normal”, a humanitarian endeavor intent upon spreading American democracy Worldwide. NATO calls it “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P). John Kerry concurs: financial aid to Syria’s Al Nusra, an affiliate of Al Qaeda is part of an R2P mandate. There are now “‘good guy terrorists” and “bad guy terrorists”. The Bush and bin Laden Families

Unplug the Signal - The Truth Will Not Be Televised by Nathan Janes February 23, 2010 from Pupaganda Website A flow of information is constantly streaming from the television set; a bombardment of words and pictures. The speed at which this information is communicated makes it easy for the signal to take control, switching the viewer's brain to stand-by as information is absorbed without analysis or question. Today the television's constant signal shapes the conclusions of the masses and produces the collective norm. The signal prescribes what is news and what is truth through the words of so-called experts and authorities, gelding the consciousness and independent thoughts of those subjected to it. Through television, the masses can be made to accept the most monstrous distortions of reality. The fuel for this vehicle of mass deception is a technique known as perception management where an array of psychological techniques are used to alter the truth, leading the viewer to a desired conclusion. The message is, According to Bernays,

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