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Several huge corporations own major networks and newspapers in the U.S. How much of the content do they control?
Everyone seems to know that the hand that feeds is the hand in charge.
“He who pays the piper gets to call the tune,” said Steve Rendall, a senior analyst at FAIR.
In the US, paying the piper and running the show are corporations. The tune they call, what Americans see, hear and read.
Experiments conducted by researcher Herbert Krugman reveal that when a person watches television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. The left hemisphere is the seat of logical thought. Here, information is broken down into its component parts and critically analyzed. The right brain, however, treats incoming data uncritically, processing information in wholes, leading to emotional, rather than logical responses. The shift from left to right brain activity also causes the release of endorphins, the body's own natural opiates--thus, it is possible to become physically addicted to watching television, a hypothesis borne out by numerous studies which have shown that very few people are able to kick the television habit. It's no longer an overstatement to note that the youth today that are raised and taught through network television are intellectually dead by their early teens.
Al Jazeera's English-language news channel is set to debut tomorrow (November 15, 2006). Per the article linked to above, it will be available on Sky TV (in Italy and Great Britain) which is owned by News Corp., the parent company of Fox News. Fox News regularly vilifies Al Jazeera, claiming it is in essence a terrorist organization, fomenting hatred toward the United States.
You have to ask yourself how Rupert Murdoch can both accept an award from a prominent Jewish organization and give a speech decrying growing anti-Semitism and Israel-hatred, and continue to do business and remain friends with one of the world’s top and most influential anti-Semites and Israel-haters.
Originally posted by schuyler
People on ATS, I would wager, don't put much stock in the MSM. That's why they are here.