Have you ever wondered who controls the mainstream media? TV is used to spread scripted propaganda and I don’t think it gets any more clear than this. The very news and information that you get from almost all sources of media has bundled together: 90% of the mainstream media is now controlled by just six companies, down from 50 different companies that were in control in 1983. Many have called this “the illusion of free choice.”
Gore Vidal once said: “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.”
In America today, we are more “connected” than ever. The average American watches 153 hours of television a month, and we also spend countless hours watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, reading books and surfing the Internet. If someone could control the production of all of that media, that would make them immensely powerful. They would literally be in a position to tell you what to think.
Should we be alarmed? The truth is that our attitudes, opinions and beliefs are greatly shaped by what we allow into our minds. After all, they don’t call it “programming” for no reason. Most Americans are being absolutely overwhelmed with information and seem more than content to let others do their thinking for them.
Conan O’Brien once again plucks several clips from a wide variety of local news stations reading off the same script. The crowd laughs at this footage, but the reality of these video is incredibly disheartening.
And of course the mainstream media desperately does not want you to look at “the man behind the curtain”. So why is the mainstream media so bad?
#1 The Mainstream Media Has Very Deep Ties To The Establishment
Did you know that the president of CBS and the president of ABC both have brothers that are top officials in the Obama administration?
The big news networks have developed an almost incestuous relationship with the federal government in recent years which is one of the reasons why we very rarely ever see any hard hitting stories on the big networks anymore and the flow of information through media is very tightly controlled.
#2 The Mainstream Media Gets Things Wrong Very Frequently
Even prominent members of the mainstream media admit that this is the case. CBS anchor Scott Pelley confessed that journalists in the mainstream media “are getting big stories wrong, over and over again”…
#3 The American Public Does Not Consider The Media To Be Very Trustworthy
According to a Gallup poll taken last year 60 percent of Americans “have little or no trust” that the media is reporting the news accurately.
#4 The Mainstream Media And The Worshiped Politicians Hate The Fact That They Cannot Control Internet News Sites
In the old days, the mainstream media had a virtual monopoly on the news. But these days anyone with an Internet connection can put up a news site, and this is driving the establishment absolutely bonkers.
#5 The Mainstream Media Is Extremely Liberal
When it comes to politics, the mainstream media is far more liberal than the general population is. Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS’ “Evening News,” The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.
And even MSNBC has confirmed the liberal bias of the media. According to MSNBC, mainstream journalists are far more likely to donate their own money to Democrats than they are to Republicans…
#6 Six Big Media Corporations Produce About 90 Percent Of The Media That Americans Consume
As I mentioned at the top, there are six giant media that control almost all of the media that we consume. These corporate giants own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, video game makers, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.