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6 Corporations control the U.S. media

With the emergence of alternative media over the past five years, one must ask, why is this so.

The average American may not notice or even care that a majority of today’s media is spewed out of a faucet of only six major corporations.

You may have your favorite news outlet, but it’s a good chance they are owned by the same company or one of five others.

With that being said, I think it’s safe to say that these six corporations can control the thinking of the masses in America.

For those that like to keep up with what’s going on around the world, it’s a good idea to find alternate sources on the internet to get a real “fair and balance” perspective.

In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called “alarmist” for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote “in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media” — controlling almost all of America’s newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. He predicted then that eventually this number would fall to about half a dozen companies. This was greeted with skepticism at the time. When the 6th edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 2000, the number had fallen to six. Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market.
In 2004, Bagdikian’s revised and expanded book, The New Media Monopoly, shows that only 5 huge corporations — Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) — now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric’s NBC is a close sixth.


Check out the list of corporations and the companies they own below.10532802_10152573030014462_5036672706533798846_nSource: TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com
1. Time Warner
Home Box Office (HBO)
Time Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
CW Network (partial ownership)
New Line Cinema
Time Warner Cable
Cartoon Network
America Online
Castle Rock
Sports Illustrated
Marie Claire
People Magazine
2. Walt Disney
ABC Television Network
Disney Publishing
Disney Channel
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Disney Records
Hollywood Records
Miramax Films
Touchstone Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
Hyperion Books
3. Viacom
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Home Entertainment
Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Comedy Central
Country Music Television (CMT)
MTV Canada
Nick Magazine
Nick at Nite
Nick Jr.
Spike TV
The Movie Channel
TV Land
4. News CorporationDow Jones & Company, Inc.
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
My Network TV
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
Sky PerfecTV
Speed Channel
STAR TV Taiwan
STAR World
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
HarperCollins Publishers
The National Geographic Channel
National Rugby League
News Interactive
News Outdoor
Radio Veronica
Sky Italia
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
5. CBS CorporationCBS News
CBS Sports
CBS Television Network
CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
CBS Consumer Products
CBS Outdoor
CW Network (50% ownership)
Infinity Broadcasting
Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
Westwood One Radio Network
6. NBC Universal
NBC News
NBC Sports
NBC Television Network
SciFi Magazine
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
USA Network
Weather Channel
Focus Features
NBC Universal Television Distribution
NBC Universal Television Studio
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Pictures
Universal Studio Home Video

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    The US Federal Reserve is at the root of all of this. Owned and controlled by foreign, psychopathic interests. Our country was allowed to be hijacked a century ago and our US military is being used and abused solely for these greedy blood thirsty elites. They care absolutely nothing about humanity or this planet which should be obvious to everybody by now. Ironically today the USA now resembles Nazi Germany far more than the Republic of America. This cabal owns and controls all aspects of our government, banks and wall street, law enforcement, media, schools, corporations, utilities, etc. They are the true axis of evil and are not to ever be trusted again! They are war mongers who incite these catastrophic events for their own profit and perverse greed for power and sick need of inflicting pain on innocent poor people worldwide. Look up the history of the Bush family fortune which directly ties to Hitler and the Holocaust. Americans need to wake up, grown up and remember who we are as AMERICANS, that our Founding Fathers loved us enough to protect us via the Declaration of Independence, not this feeble US Citizen that we’ve been conditioned to become in order to be exploited as a commodity for others. Do your own research starting with the history of the US Federal Reserve which is the biggest fraud in American history. There are mass protests being done all over the world by people that are informed and refuse to go along to get along with the diabolical plan the cabal has in mind for us called the New World Order. Any public figure not trying to inform you of this reality is either in on it and getting well paid to keep it going, or clueless and therefore worthless. Red, blue or purple its all the same! Please take heed of my advice regarding researching the above as knowledge is power for the masses and ignorance power for the masters which is exactly how they see us, as tax and debt slaves! United we stand, divided we fall! “When people fear their Government you have tyranny, When Government fears ‘We The People’ you have LIBERTY!”



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