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Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership:
...by the end of 2006, there are only 8 giant media companies dominating the US media PDF formatted document, from which most people get their news and information:
* Disney (market value: $72.8 billion)
* AOL-Time Warner (market value: $90.7 billion)
* Viacom (market value: $53.9 billion)
* General Electric (owner of NBC, market value: $390.6 billion)
* News Corporation (market value: $56.7 billion)
* Yahoo! (market value: $40.1 billion)
* Microsoft (market value: $306.8 billion)
* Google (market value: $154.6 billion)
Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Google are newer media companies compared to the other “traditional” 5 players.
Most of these companies are in the global elite of media companies, too.
At the end of the 1990s, there were 9 corporations (mainly US) that dominated the media world:
* AOL-Time Warner
* News Corporation
* General Electric (owner of NBC)
* Sony (owner of Columbia and TriStar Pictures and major recording interests), and
* Seagram (owner of Universal film and music interests).
Representative Oscar Callaway reports to Congress in 1917, which involved JP Morgan hiring twelve high ranking News managers. The twelve were asked to "... determine the most influential newspapers in America." They were to figure out how many news organization it would take ... to control generally the policy of the daily press of the United States." The twelve found that it was only necessary to "... purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers." "An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, and an editor was placed at each paper to insure that all published information was in keeping with the new policy." Soon that policy would be defined by a front group formed by JP Morgan and his colleagues (Warburg and Rockefeller). Morgan’s personal attorney was the founding President of the organization. The organization was known as the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR)
Originally posted by againuntodust
Originally posted by Klassified
Oh Cool! A new game of semantics and dialectics.
I'll take groupthink for $500 Alex.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
It is not the CIA in control it is the Banksters, Bilderbergers, Elite, TPTB or what ever the heck you want to call them.