Sunday, January 8, 2012

Reminder for when you watch the "debates", on who owns the US media. Six massive corporations control most of what we see, hear and read. In 1980 the number was fifty

by FBernadotte

Who owns the media?
The big six are:
  • GE
  • Time Warner
  • Viacom
  • Disney
  • News Corp
  • CBS Corp
Television networks for example:
  • CBS - CBS Corp
  • NBC - GE (& Comcast)
  • FOX - News Corp
  • ABC - Disney
  • CNN - Time Warner
  • ESPN - Disney
  • MTV - Viacom

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."
   --Noam Chomsky

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