posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 08:56 PM
Originally posted by newagent89
It is a strange thought to imagine every producer of every major show being sat down and talked to by the government and warned about what will and
will not be on television.
Only because you have the details worked out wrong.
This is how it works at FOX News, for example (by admission of the people that work there -- see the documentary "OutFoxxed"):
Before news anchors/political commentators/etc. go on the air with their talking points, they are sent around a memo by the corporate heads (at Fox,
in this case). The memo essentially tells them what issues they are going to talk about, and how those issues should be handled (ie what "view"
should be favored). This is how the corporation influences the information that is broadcast.
Again, there is a documentary out there about this that interviews very real and very famous people that tell you this themselves. There are only 5
or 6 companies handling virtually all of the media in this entire nation today, and the conflicts of interest are significant to put it mildly.