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How powerful is the media?

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posted on May, 4 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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I know it's the most powerful force in the world but can anyone give me examples of how the media has influenced powerful government bodies and changed world events?




posted on May, 4 2008 @ 07:08 PM
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To get things started, watch this, if you have not already.

the thing about FOX news is, they are so successful that they are paving the "capitalistic" way to the media future. all other corporate media outlets are following suit... journalistic ethics have been cast aside...


video.google.com...



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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“Corporate ownership intermingled with secret society members, many of whom are employed in the media, may explain why Bilderberg, Trilateral, and CFR meetings are not reported by America's ‘watchdog’ media. In fact, the membership lists of these societies read like a who's who of the mass media.” -Jim Marrs, “Rule by Secrecy” (107)


Past and present members of the globalist secret societies Bilderberg, CFR, and Trilateral Commission have headed the following media giants: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, AP, Reuters, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Washington Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Business Week, National Review, Time, Life, Look, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, U.S. News & World Report, Atlantic Monthly, McCall’s, World Review, Scientific American - even Sesame Street (CTVW).

Many minor media newspapers/publishers are CFR owned as well, for instance: Arkansas Gazette, Des Moines Register, Des Moines Tribune, Guy Gannett Co., Houston Post, Minneapolis Star, Minneapolis Tribune, Denver Post, and Louisville Courier. CFR owned book publishers include Macmillan, Random House, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Harper Brothers, Little Brown & Co., Viking Press, IBM Publishing and Printing, Xerox Corp., Yale University Press, Harper & Row - many of which specialize in children’s textbooks.


“Furthermore, sitting on the boards of directors of the corporations which own the media are secret society members. Some of the well-known reporters, anchors, and columnists who are members of the CFR and/or the Trilateral Commission include Dan Rather, Bill Meyers, C. C. Collinwood, Diane Sawyer, David Brinkley, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, John Chancellor, Marvin Kalb, Daniel Schorr, Joseph Kraft, James Reston, Max Frankel, David Halberstram, Harrison Salisbury, A. Ochs Sulzberger, Sol Linowitz, Nicholas Katzenbach, George Will, Tom Brokaw, Robert McNeil, David Gergen, Mortimer Zuckerman, Georgie Ann Geyer, Ben J. Wattenberg, and many others. Small wonder so many researchers see a conspiracy of silence among these media peers.” -Jim Marrs “Rule by Secrecy” (107)


The Rothschilds own Associated Press and Reuters, the two largest news organizations in the world. Reuters is “the world’s largest international multimedia news organization,” and AP boasts being “the backbone of the world's information system serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers with coverage in all media and news in all formats. It is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video.”

Control over the internet, publishing, recording and top cable companies belongs to GE, Time Warner, Viacom, Disney and Newscorp. These are directly or indirectly owned by the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Morgans and Oppenheimers which are all Illuminati bloodlines, and their boards of directors look like CFR rosters.


“Look at Ted Turner, the Council on Foreign Relations member who was supposed to be taking on the system with his Cable News Network (CNN). He sold out to Time Warner, one of the greatest Brotherhood operations on the planet, and CNN pounds out the official line hour after hour, day after day … The three television networks in the United States, CBS, ABC, and NBC are controlled by members of the Round Table network and so are the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a long, long list of others. The same goes for country after country.” -David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (272)



“Instead of three competing television networks called NBC, CBS, and ABC, what we really have is the Rockefeller Broadcasting Company, the Rockefeller Broadcasting System, and the Rockefeller Broadcasting Consortium.” -Gary Allen, “The Rockefeller File”


Also note that CBS (a.k.a. Conspiracy Brainwashing Syndicate) for instance, has over 255 radio and 200 TV affiliates nationwide, ABC has over 150 TV. Time Inc. (Skull and Bones & CFR) owns newspapers, magazines, movie houses, book publishers, and over thirty TV stations. These corporate giants own every major name in media and most of the minor names as well. As time goes on these huge corporations continue merging, monopolizing, and buying up all competition so that now only 5 mega-corporations, all Brotherhood controlled, own 90% of the media.


"We know in the not too distant future, a half-dozen corporations are going to control the media. We took this step (merger) to ensure we were one of them.” -AOL/Time Warner spokesperson.


“AOL Time Warner is followed in size by Disney, Viacom, Vivendi Universal and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. This network dominates television, movies and publishing. In 1997, the films produced by the four biggest motion picture companies, Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount (Viacom) and Universal (Seagram) accounted for two-thirds of the total box-office receipts for the year. By 2003, only 20% of American' newspapers, even local ones were not owned by the media corporations and the same can be found across the world.” –David Icke, “Tales from the Time Loop”

Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp dominates the American, British, Asian, and Middle Eastern media markets. He owns 175 newspapers including The Times of London and the New York Post, 100 cable TV channels including Fox and 19 sports channels, 9 satellite and 40 regular TV networks, 40 publishing houses, and a movie studio. His media empire stretches across 5 continents reaching a TV audience of 280 million in America and 300 million in Asia. His magazines reach 28 million. With all outlets combined together, Murdoch’s media empire reaches 4.7 billion people; that’s ¾ of the world’s population. (Rupert Murdoch: Outfoxed Documentary)


“Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.” -Ted Turner



"The mass media is itself part of the same power structure that plunders the planet and inflicts human rights abuses on a massive scale" -David Cromwell



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 11:14 PM
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John Swinton, former editor of The New York Times shocked an audience of journalists during a banquet speech when he said:


“There is no such thing in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it ... The business of the Journalist is to destroy truth; To lie outright; To pervert; To vilify; To fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his county and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”



“It is a fact that most editors and newsmen on the staffs of Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, etc., and most editors, reporters, and commentators at NBC, CBS, and ABC take their news and editorial cues from the New York Times. . Technically, it is a great newspaper; but it reports much of the news in conformity with its editorial policies. The late Arthur Hays Sulzberger, chairman of the board of the New York Times, was a member of the CFR, and today there are at least 11 people in high positions with e Times who are CFR members. Sulzberger's son-in-law Orvil E. Dryfoos (CFR) succeeded him as publisher. The current publisher is Arthur Ochs ‘Punch’ Sulzberger (CFR). Other CFR members at the Times are: Harding Bancroft, Executive Vice President. James Reston, Vice President and columnist; A. M. Rosenthal, managing editor; Seymour Topping, assistant managing editor; Max Frankel, Sunday editor; Harrison Salisbury, associate editor; C. L. Sulzberger, columnist; and David Halberstam, columnist.” –Gary Allen, “The Rockefeller File”


The owner/publisher of the Washington Post from 1963 - 2001, Katharine Graham was a member of the CFR, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group! In 1988 in a speech at CIA headquarters, she bluntly stated her contorted view of democracy when she said:


“We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.” Once again displaying the same elite philosophy of classism and moral relativity. They justify their corruption/lying by claiming mental superiority over the masses. Ted Turner has been interviewed calling the majority of humanity “useless eaters.”



“I think we are destroying the minds of America and that has been one of my lifelong ambitions.” -John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show



“The United States has some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.” -Ted Turner, CEO of AOL/Time Warner



"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." -Richard Salant, former President of CBS News


David Rockefeller said it all in his 1991 Trilateral Commission meeting speech:


"We are grateful to The Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."


President Dwight Eisenhower’s speech-writer Wilson Bryan Key wrote a book called “The Age of Manipulation” all about his experience writing presidential speeches:


"For thirty-six sleepless hours, three writers turned out draft after draft, reviewed by a White House deputy press secretary who offered terse comments like, 'Much too specific!' 'Ease up on factual references!' and 'Take it back and fuzz it up!' 'Fuzz it up,' we discovered eventually, meant avoid all clear, factual statements about anything more specific than the time of day ... The speech was endlessly discussed for likely audience reactions, belief and attitude reinforcements, and implied meanings ... Would anyone take the empty rhetoric seriously? The speech read smoothly, but said absolutely nothing about anything. This was precisely what it was intended to say. During audience interviews after the oration, most expressed satisfaction with the great man's words. 'Ike really gave it to them!' 'He has my vote!' 'I like the way he thinks!' Great speech!'"



“Every day on television stations all over the world, journalists and correspondents give their viewers the official version of the event they are reporting. ‘White House sources say this..., the Prime Minister says that..., the FBI say the other...’ In all my time in journalism I cannot recall a single conversation in a newsroom that didn’t reflect the official version of life and the world. Most journalists are not manipulating, they are simply stunningly uninformed and often incredibly arrogant. They believe that if anything of magnitude was going on they would know about it because they are ‘journalists’. In truth they are the last to know.” -David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (271)



“I know the secret of making the average American believe anything I want him to. Just let me control television. Americans are wired into their television sets. Over the last 30 years, they have come to look at their television sets and the images on the screen as reality. You put something on television and it becomes reality. If the world outside the television set contradicts the images, people start changing the world to make it more like the images and sounds of their television. Because its influence is so great, so pervasive, it has become part of our lives. You lose your sense of what is being done to you, but your mind is being shaped and molded.” -Hal Becker, Futures Group think-tank veteran



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 10:36 PM
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Well on a personal experience, a few months back my teacher asked who we would vote for starting with "Would you vote for Romney? Raise your hand."

Obama? Clinton? McCain? Edwards? Huckabee? Guiliani?

Ron Paul was still running strong, but absolutely no mention. Why? He was completely blacklisted in the media.



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 10:38 PM
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I think there is an easy answer to this....they have no power.
WE give them power over our consciousness by listening to them.....turn your tv's off and we will see who holds the actual power.

I think its time for everyone to stop acting like sureties and not strawmen.



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