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As the US and Iranian governments escalate tensions in the already
volatile Straits of Hormuz, and China and Russia begin openly
questioning Washington's interference in their internal politics, the
world remains on a knife-edge of military tension. Far from being a
dispassionate observer of these developments, however, the media has in
fact been central to increasing those tensions and preparing the public
to expect a military confrontation. But as the online media rises to
displace the traditional forms by which the public forms its
understanding of the world, many are now beginning to see first hand how
the media lies the public into war.
he is known for his $1 billion gift to support UN causes, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.
n July 2011 it emerged that Cameron met key executives of Murdoch's News Corporation 26 times during the 14 months that Cameron had served as Prime Minister. It was also reported that Murdoch had given Cameron a personal guarantee that there would be no risk attached to hiring Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World, as the Conservative Party's communication director in 2007.
His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989) and The Wall Street Journal (2007). He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000 Murdoch's News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion.
NBC Universal was formed in May 2004 by the merger of General Electric's NBC with Vivendi's Vivendi Universal Entertainment. GE and US cable TV operator Comcast announced a buyout agreement for the company on December 3, 2009. Following regulatory approvals, the transaction completed on January 28, 2011. Comcast now owns 51% of NBC Universal while GE owns 49%.
On July 23, 1992, GE pled guilty in federal court to civil and criminal charges of defrauding the Pentagon and agreed to pay $69 million to the U.S. government in fines — one of the largest defense contracting fines ever. The company said in a statement that it took responsibility for the actions of a former marketing employee who, along with an Israeli Air Force General, diverted Pentagon funds to their own bank accounts and to fund Israeli military programs not authorized by the United States. Under the settlement with the Justice Department over violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, GE paid $59.5 million in civil fraud claims and $9.5 million in criminal fines.
It turns out NBC isn't a disinterested party in all of this. It is owned by General Electric, one of the biggest defense contractors in the United States. Among other things, they make engines for F-16 fighters and Apache Longbow helicopters. (www.geae.com/engines/military/index.html) As long as people perceive that the war is going smoothly, and it remains popular, orders for those engines will keep rolling in.
In 2011, Fortune ranked GE the 6th largest firm in the U.S., as well as the 14th most profitable.[
The most egregious example is General Electric. Last year the conglomerate generated $10.3 billion in pretax income but ended up owing nothing to Uncle Sam. In fact, it recorded a tax benefit of $1.1 billion.
Originally posted by Ben81
I hope now everyone will question a little more
Im sure that at least 70% of the articles made for Irak were falsify
it is probaly much higher
think about this .. how many news article you have see on CNN FOX ABC NBC etc ..
concerning foreign things were all made up a good part of them
The most obvious made up lie of today that advantage a certain party
to go to war with Iran was made up from the start
If that lie was not made we would not be in the brink of WW3
Amhadinejad saying he will wipe off the map Israel
he was actually talking about the Regime
not nuking the whole country the most holy place in the world
the controlled media just removed the word Regime and twisted the entire context
to favor them in the maximum way
they are good at this .. probably learned from the USA ..edit on 1/3/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by rebellender
sorry not buying your thread,,,the media doesnt own anybody but the audience. Its Wall Street that owns Washington D.C. and also the media. The media is puppet to Wall Street. We watch the show. Why are we even talking about this?
Originally posted by Lee78
I think that this link here explains how people "may" be manipulated into believing their stories. Imagine if this was implemented on a larger scale?
A lot of laughs all directed at us for believing.
Originally posted by rebellender
reply to post by Ben81
right back at you with your own words....attack the media all you want...all anybody has to do is turn off the switch...To change our government where the real problem lies will take a 300 million man march on D.C.
Hate the media....I hate Liver and Onions.... so what!!!