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6 Corporations Own 90% of American Media
Business Insider ^ | June 2012 | ashley Lutz

Posted on 07/22/2014 5:37:25 AM PDT by mgist


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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: dsj02; government; media

1 posted on 07/22/2014 5:37:25 AM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

This is from 2012, but it is a reminder of why we elected a person who had all his records sealed, and although the media knows Obama is paying millions to keep them sealed, they don’t even blink.

Wall Street has given Obama more money than any other President in history. So I guess the question is who owns the corporations? We are being gaslighted on a global level. The deception is beyond most people’s comprehension. In my opinion the cartels are in charge, and we are in trouble.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 5:41:26 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Interesting post. Very concerning.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: mgist

don’t go peeking around trying to figure out the names of the owners/CEOs of those companies. You might find something in common. But we’re not supposed to notice. shhhhhhh


4 posted on 07/22/2014 5:42:32 AM PDT by equalator
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To: mgist

One political ideology owns 96% of all professors.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 5:42:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Strangely it seems we’ve come around to agree with the hard Left on this issue.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 5:43:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mgist

Frogs are nearly cooked, only a bit of brain activity remains.

They are setting the table, making the tartar sauce and greeting guests now.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 5:46:10 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough)
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To: mgist

This sounds really terrible at first read, but is it really that different than any other industry?

How many major auto manufacturers control 90% of the auto industry?

How many major x manufacturers control 90% of x industry?

Corporations have a lot of efficiencies. Large corporations moreso. Competition, while arguably good for consumers, incurs a cost to the competitors.

Is it really that surprising that large organizations dominate industries? And what, exactly, is the remedy supposed to be?


8 posted on 07/22/2014 5:46:23 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

piano wire


9 posted on 07/22/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT by equalator
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To: mgist

interesting


10 posted on 07/22/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Perhaps in terms of admitting certain facts. But what a lot of leftists actually do (bailouts of the big businesses) shows that a lot of politicians are hypocrites in terms of saying that big corporations are bad while supporting them all the same.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 5:50:51 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: mgist; waterhill; ixtl

For later....(((ping)))


12 posted on 07/22/2014 5:51:07 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: chrisser

Saw a doc. online yesterday about WFNX, the radio station run for years by the Boston Phoenix. Yeah definite moonbats politically but they were committed to local music, punk, rock etc.
So in 2012 comes the shocking news that B Phoenix owner Steve Mindich (whose stations and newspapers were suffering) is selling WFNX (he would later shutter the Boston paper though it continues in Maine and RI). So WFNX, the B Phoenix, lovers of the occupy movement, who does he sell it to?

Clear Channel...for $14.5 million bucks. Schadenfreude!
Rumors of Rush & Hannity winding up on the station came out;
ultimately it did “variety hits” for awhile then electronic dance music, and now it’s country (trying to “shave points”
off the ratings of Greater Media’s country WKLB in order
to help Clear Channel’s hit station WXKS-FM). So the “Occupy” station goes to..Clear Channel. But that’s the radio biz...


13 posted on 07/22/2014 5:51:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mgist

There’s very little we proles can do about this. You think that by giving up cable you’re starving the beast?

Unless someone is willing to live completely off the grid: no phone, no Internet, no TV, no radio, there’s little hope to choke off these bastards. I’ve tried to explain this to my liberal “friends” who insist that Rupert Murdoch is the anti-Christ, but they find it necessary to spend all their time on Reddit or Google bitching about it while giving into the very same powers about whom they bitch.

Most of the world is owned by a conglomerate or power broker anymore. The chance of finding a truly unspoiled part of the globe is effectively zero.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 5:51:50 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: chrisser

Media is somewhat different than other industries but I don’t think it matters much at this point. People seek the news they agree with and as long as a couple of different viewpoints are presented, people will settle there.

The simple fact is that its up to us as individuals to educate ourselves on the facts.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 5:52:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: raccoonradio

The doc. also points out that the media consolidation bill that led to CC owning 1,200 stations was signed by...Bill Clinton.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:53:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mgist

Preventing corruption, collusion, and the concentration of power in the hands of the few is like preventing weeds from growing in your lawn. You treat, it works for awhile, but without vigilance, more treatments and/or weed pulling, the weeds are back.

There will always be those who seek to fly beneath the radar - or to block the radar - so that they can grab power and control before the rest of us are aware enough to fight back.

I support free market capitalism, but we now have too much crony capitalism.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:54:19 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: mgist

Time Mag. Is “independent” now and its’ major shareholders are JP Morgan (Rockefeller, Soros ally and probably boss).

JFK warning to the American Newspaper Publishers Association
President John F. Kennedy, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
4/27/1961
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=97n-uqJC2Jw

Fidelity is a privately run financial institution, with company has almost $5 TRILLION in assets, it is very important to see what they are doing. Given that they have so much money and it is almost impossible. I think we really need to pay attention to what is going on with these Banksters.
http://www.fidelity.com/inside-fidelity/fidelity-facts/fidelity-assets

Fidelity was reported to have a fundraiser for Barnet Frank in 2009, on personal blogs. Nothing was ever reported in media outlets. We can only imagine what goes on behind the scenes.
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09b/fidelity_fundraiser/

They have a labyrinth of off shore accounts, hedge funds, and holding companies, that even government doesn’t have access too.

Given that the media is in the hands of few people, and that Wall Street has given Obama more than any other president in history, it is a reminder of who is pulling the strings and the level of deception that is possible.

Few people know of Carlos Slim’s involvment with NY Times, and the reality is that few people know who these people are and what they own.

JP Morgan and Rockefelker Joined forces forming JP Morgan Chase in 2000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in the United States, with total assets of US$2.515 trillion.

Rockefeller and Rothschild Joined Forces in 2012.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriebennett/2012/05/30/the-rockefellers-and-the-rothschilds-make-a-deal/

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_8918.shtml/

‘The extent of the Rothschild-Rockefeller relationship has been shrouded in ignorance, mystery, obfuscation and confusion displaying both the intellectual cowardice of esteemed academic researchers and biographers and the imbalanced ideology of those who conclude conspiracy without a presentation of actual facts and proper interpretations.’
http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2014/04/04/david-rockefellers-global-elite-dreams-to-remake-society/

I find David Rockefellers speech shows a chilling disdain for humanity. These are sociopaths with God like complexes controlling the world.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqUcScwnn8


18 posted on 07/22/2014 5:55:02 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: raccoonradio

Good point


19 posted on 07/22/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: cripplecreek
“The simple fact is that its up to us as individuals to educate ourselves on the facts.”

I agree with you, but that only remains possible if we have open access to the facts. Right now, because of the internet principally, we do. If that changes, it will make it much harder to find the truth among the lies.

20 posted on 07/22/2014 5:56:19 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: mgist
Thanks for the info.

Well, y'all. You know what to do.

Hit 'em where it hurts. In the pocketbook.

I know, I know. You can't live without SportsCenter (actually you can. I'm living proof.) or The Smithsonian Channel (once again, you can. And, once again, I'm living proof.)(Actually, I had no idea there was such a thing as The Smithsonian Channel).

21 posted on 07/22/2014 5:56:26 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: mgist
AOL spent $124 billion to buy Time Warner in 2001. That's 6x what Congress funded to rebuild Iraq.

Well, actually that's just the valuation that AOL put on Time Warner stock when the two companies were merged together into a single company to decide how much of the combined company would go to AOL shareholders and how much to Time Warner shareholders. There was never a pile of $124 billion paid to anyone which could be compared to real money spent on Iraq. The only way they could be compared is if the other option was the government nationalizing every bit of Time Warner and then selling it off for that $124 billion. I wonder if the rest of these facts are similarly distorted.

22 posted on 07/22/2014 5:57:00 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“Strangely it seems we’ve come around to agree with the hard Left on this issue.”

Yes, but I would guess that many on the left would be fine with a few liberal corporate entities owning it all, as long as they got rid of Fox news, and shut down talk radio etc.

It's not good for society for information to be controlled by anyone.

23 posted on 07/22/2014 6:00:28 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: chrisser

“This sounds really terrible at first read, but is it really that different than any other industry?”

It is the industry that controls public opinion, with everything that entails. Our overlords learned well from the enemies in WWII (the Nazis and Imperial Japan), we have the same media control over us that their citizens with which their citizens were duped. The constant state of class, race, and gender warfare they keep us in prevents any unified response; they don’t want to meet the fate of Louis XVI...


24 posted on 07/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mgist

Fox/News Corp has supposedly made an offer to acquire Time Warner for their content holdings.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 6:19:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rarestia

Then, there are those on the other side who are always vilifying some of the other big media companies.
26 posted on 07/22/2014 6:23:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mgist

This would explain why tv and radio content is mostly garbage. Music today is terrible, the magazines are all People magazine type, lacking of content. I would break up these companies ownership.

With so few they can easily pick say a community organizer and make them president and in return get lots of taxpayer money.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 6:24:32 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: chrisser

The media control what we see, read, hear and in essence, believe. That is different than making a car.

This is the media that presented us with Obama in 2008. The Hummer turned out to be a Hyundai. That’s false advertisement. If Obama were a car he would recalled, and sued. The media should be sued for the thousands of articles that are simply mispresentation/lies about Obama.

I just think knowledge is power. We need to remind people what is going on. We need to pray.

Think about the fact that GE is owned by????

The unHoly Alliance of GE and President Obama.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2011/04/08/the-unholy-marriage-of-ge-and-president-obama-at-the-altar-of-industrial-policy/

I have a BIG problem with the fact that Afghan heroin, protected by US troops is flooding our streets. I have no doubt our government is involved. Pure, cheap, dangerous heroin is easier kids to get than beer.

“Just Say No”,’turned into “Legalize it, it’s medicinal”, in Obama’s America. Between the homosexual promotion, drug legalization, and massively overly medicated and vaccinated population, kids these days don’t stand a chance.

While the FDA continues to approve ridiculously addictive opiates, making heroin legalized in Rx form. Opiate overdoses have become the number one killer in accidental deaths in the US, surpassing alcohol, and even CAR ACCIDENTS!

The media silence is deafening, and as far as I’m concerned these are real crimes against humanity.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 6:24:54 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

When it comes to our media we are no different than Russia.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 6:26:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Texas Eagle
I had no idea there was such a thing as The Smithsonian Channel).

There's an ap for that.

[I didn't even know the channel existed either until last week I saw an ap for it. It is with a Roku or Plex channel.]
30 posted on 07/22/2014 6:27:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: chrisser

The biggest concentration of power and money is our federal government which controlled by only two parties.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT by monocle (ain)
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To: chrisser

We could actually try to enforce Anti-Trust laws for once.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 6:31:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: minnesota_bound

And gays control it all. This is the biggest reason that the gay agenda has made the strides they have.


33 posted on 07/22/2014 6:32:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kearnyirish2

Goebbels could only have dreamed of having this much control over the media.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“Goebbels could only have dreamed of having this much control over the media.”

Today we have exactly what he had; even the “dissenters” (Fox News) are centrists at best. The scales should have fallen from people’s eyes when they would have Mr. Sharpton as a guest (and addressed him as “reverend”); these “news agencies” are bread & circuses for the masses, and they are colluding to make a lot of money providing just that.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mgist

I think you have it backwards. A president with the power to take over GM, put his buddy in as CEO, and jack 90% of bond-holder equity and give it to unions, suggests that a corrupt government can do as it pleases. The companies support the corruption or they get targeted. Show me the historical evidence that proves otherwise.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 6:40:34 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: mgist

“YOU HAVE MEDDLED WITH THE PRIMAL FORCES OF NATURE, MR BEALE......”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI5hrcwU7Dk


37 posted on 07/22/2014 6:40:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Strangely it seems we’ve come around to agree with the hard Left on this issue.””

Not hardly. The govt can takeover any company that crosses it. Think GM.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 6:42:20 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: monocle

The biggest concentration of power and money is our federal government .””

Absolutely, and govt can takeover any company it pleases. See GM example and tell me otherwise. This is why the left places blame on corporations and some conservatives are misled.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 6:46:50 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: TomGuy
CNN has acquired Allyson Camarota from Fox News. I must sat that she has given CNN a real sense of professionalism.

We will see how fair and balanced she stays. I really enjoyed watching her co-host Don Lemon look like a high school-er.

40 posted on 07/22/2014 7:08:52 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: mgist

Murdouch is trying to buy Time Warner, will result in further consolidation


41 posted on 07/22/2014 7:09:01 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: mgist

Only true if you completely discount the truly independent media, like conservative blog/news sites. (E.g. Powerline)


42 posted on 07/22/2014 7:16:18 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Coldwater Creek

FoxNews has lost several to the other news channels, and FoxNews has acquired reporters from them, too.

The reporters do seem to ‘adapt’ to their new surroundings and ‘adopt’ the philosophy of their new channel.


43 posted on 07/22/2014 7:17:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kearnyirish2

I am wondering, when did the Musical known as “Newsies” come out? In the Disney film version, Robert Duvall, playing Mr. Pulitzer, speaks to discourage the main protagonist, Jack, by saying about how what he writes can essentially control opinion for or against him.


44 posted on 07/24/2014 8:18:37 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: bolobaby

The Blaze, Powerline, Commentarama, and FreeRepublic, make miniscule amounts of income in comparison to the mainstream networks, which is what this article was trying to point out. The major networks make an overwhelming majority of all business income regarding the news.


45 posted on 07/24/2014 8:20:20 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: mgist

Bump for later.


46 posted on 07/24/2014 8:33:30 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: mgist

47 posted on 07/24/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morpheus2009

I don’t know, but yellow journalism has been around since at least the Civil War.


48 posted on 07/25/2014 3:32:17 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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