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Media Control? - 118 People Control the World

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 05:34 AM
A closer look into specifically what the mainstream media is, what it's interests are, and who exactly controls it, makes it much easier to understand what's going on. That is, understand just how easy it was/is to control it, as well as the purpose served by doing so. The motivation for this is the same as everything else these days, GREED! How massive a list of people and companies involved could there be though? Surprisingly, the answer to that is fewer than you'd think.

Project Censored

Corporate Media Ownership

The Project Censored team researched the board members of 10 major media organizations from newspaper to television to radio. Of these ten organizations, we found there are 118 people who sit on 288 different American and international corporate boards proving a close on-going interlock between big media and corporate America. We found media directors who also were former Senators or Representatives in the House such as Sam Nunn (Disney) and William Cohen (Viacom). Board members served at the FCC such as William Kennard (New York Times) and Dennis FitzSimmons (Tribune Company) showing revolving door relationships with big media and U.S. government officials.

These ten big media organizations are the main source of news for most Americans. Their corporate ties require us to continually scrutinize the quality of their news for bias. Disney owns ABC so we wonder how the board of Disney reacts to negative news about their board of directors friends such as Halliburton or Boeing. We see board members with connections to Ford, Kraft, and Kimberly-Clark who employ tens of thousands of Americans. Is it possible that the U.S. workforce receives only the corporate news private companies want them to hear? Do we collectively realize that working people in the U.S. have longer hours, lower pay and fewer benefits than their foreign counterparts? If these companies control the media, they control the dissemination of news turning the First Amendment on its head by protecting corporate interests over people.

118 people controlling 288 various companies is preposterous compared to what it is they have control over? 118 people controlling television, radio, internet, film, magazines, film & tv production, music, sports, books, theme parks, publishing, retail merchandise, telecommunication, theater, broadcasting, and more! Notice the affiliated companies that are associated with one another. Companies like Halliburton, Goldman Sachs, Carlyle Group, Pepsi, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, JP Morgan, GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Allstate Insurance, United Health, Rand, Edison, Ford Motor, Harvard, Hilton, Home Depot, etc... on and on and on...

These aren't some of the big players, they're ALL the big players! If this wasn't bad enough, many of these media directors are retired Senators and House Representatives? Banks, pharma, food & drink, insurance, health, weapons, retail, automotive, energy, research, chemical, transportation, education, etc... Mainstream media is run by 118 board chairman whom also represent every single profit giant in the world today! 118 chairs that control everything? This is beyond mind blowing! Talk about collusion, or conflict of interest!

Seeing this it's no wonder why average citizens haven't got a snowballs chance in hell? Why there's literally, complete and total corruption in everything today? Why every major issue goes unresolved? Why banks and insurance companies get bailouts? Why wealth gets redistributed? Why homes are repossessed? Why wages decline and prices inflate? Why wars are waged? Why courts are unjust? Why votes don't count? Every single bit of it benefits and enriches these 118 chairmen!

We sit here debating whether or not "they" control the media? Well of course "they" do, that's what the Board of Directors is supposed to do! This example shows how deeply intertwined government, corporate and media really are. They share a common interest in what is and what is not to be reported by the media. They decide which stories will be broadcast and which will not. Below are lists of censored news stories that were not covered by MSM. This data comes from the Project Censored website where, since 1976, they have been following this trend and documenting unreported news. This site is well worth a visit!

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2008

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2007


posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 08:16 AM
It is best to visit that site when one is well rested and has a clear mind. I went there this morning and in just a few moments my head was spinning and it hurts. With each report you just get angrier.

Exactly the info we all need tho. Thanx for the link.

posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 03:14 AM
reply to post by wayno

Thanks for the reply, wayno!

Yes, definitely a lot of interesting info there. I've thought about this subject extensively, yet could never understand how control could be so concentrated? When I discovered how few people would be necessary, if connected a certain way, to make this possible, I was literally blown away! One look at this formula is enough to have even the most skeptical of skeptics scratching their heads. It's easy to think this would be much too involved and complicated to realize, but seeing its simplicity on paper is quite awakening.

I'd like to hear some alternate viewpoints regarding this? Does this look realistic, or not very likely? I want to believe this untrue, but it really explains many things. This represents every seemingly profitable, untouchable, company and industry in the world today? Companies that are forever positioned atop global demands and trends. The same few always leading the way to the greatest profits without challenge? A bit more than convenient, wouldn't you say?

posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 03:53 AM
Below is another interesting site. You can enter a persons name and Muckety will show every company and person connected to them. Very interesting!

posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 03:43 PM
Thanks for the links. They hold lots of info

posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:52 PM
Another great thread. There are about 1000 people who need to replaced with people who really care about the world and the world would be a much better place.
Star and flag you too!

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 12:44 AM
reply to post by Sundancer

I wish that would happen...there would be so much less stress in day to day life.

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 12:25 AM
They must be used to be real life Lex Luthor.

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 08:31 PM
Almost all of them are hates green energy too much, and all the real life Sci-fi and Fantasy known by general public.

posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 12:44 AM
this is sounds like FF7 and RE gets too real.

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