- Conflict & Crisis
September 14, 2012
So, you think corporate media is reporting the Truth? After learning that 5 to 6 corporations own nearly all media, whether print, cable, or online – you begin to realize the entire media machine is one orchestrated deception.
In honor of 9/11 Truth and the tireless efforts of all 9/11 Researchers, it seemed like re-posting of the last 2 years of the top censored news stories would be in the spirit of researching the Truth.
The main point of this article is that supporting alternative media is crucial to our common future, where the truth is fully reported – albeit not perfectly, but reported nevertheless.
While corporate media has a virtual monopoly on advertising revenue by and large, at the end of the day, it is YOU the reader that supports corporate media.
The choice to watch mainstream media in all its forms is yours. You can make a difference though, even if you support only one alternative media source, that’s enough to change the whole news and media paradigm.
The corporate and Zionist media understands that your time watching their media translates into enormous advertising revenue and they’ve created practically every kind of entertainment to keep you in ‘The Matrix’.
The days of corporate media credibility are over.
The top 25 censored news from Project Censored are listed here (2010-2011) to give you a view of what you don’t hear about – important news.
There should be no doubt that the greatest enemy of the American People is corporate media – a machine constructed to control society. The power that mainstream media has is a result of an Agenda of Control, designed to control the individual awareness, thoughts and mind of every person on the planet – and your participation in that system sustains its existence.
9/11 should be remembered as ‘The Day the Media Died’. In fact, a conspiracy of silence and a criminal cover-up of 9/11 Truth, lasting over 10 years cannot be ignored. The 9/11 cover-up proves that a complete revolution in media is an idea whose time has come. Your support of Open Source Citizen Journalism will continue to change the world…
The Truth is – it might be our only hope.
The following lists the Top 25 Censored Stories from 2010 – 2011 as reported by Project Censored.
Censored 2012: Stories of 2010-2011
1. More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat
2. US Military Manipulates the Social Media
3. Obama Authorizes International Assassination Campaign
4. Global Food Crisis Expands
5. Private Prison Companies Fund Anti–Immigrant Legislation
6. Google Spying?
7. U.S. Army and Psychology’s Largest Experiment–Ever
8. The Fairytale of Clean and Safe Nuclear Power
9. Government Sponsored Technologies for Weather Modification
10. Censored # 10: Real Unemployment: One Out of Five in US
11. Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant
12. Pacific Garbage Dump—Did You Really Think Your Plastic Was Being Recycled?
13. Will a State of Emergency Be Used to Supersede Our Constitution?
14. Family Pressure on Young Girls for Genitalia Mutilation Continues in Kenya
15. Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight
16. Sweatshops in China Are Making Your iPods While Workers Suffer
17. Superbug Bacteria Spreading Worldwide
18. Monsanto Tries to Benefit from Haiti’s Earthquake
19. Oxfam Exposes How Aid Is Used for Political Purposes
20. US Agencies Trying to Outlaw GMO Food Labelling
21. Lyme Disease: An Emerging Epidemic
22. Participatory Budgeting – A Method to Empower Local Citizens & Communities
23. Worldwide Movement To Ban or Charge Fees For Plastic Bags
24. South Dakota Takes Extreme Measures to Be the Top Anti–Abortion State
25. Extension of DU to Libya
Additional years from 2001 through 2011 are at Censored Stories of 2001-2009
In an article from The Economic Collapse Blog, the corporate ownership, including subsidiaries is well documented.
The information is reproduced here to show how concentrated their power is. The article is titled, Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read
Today, six colossal media giants tower over all the rest. Much of the information in the chart below comes from http://www.mediaowners.com.
Home Box Office (HBO)
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
CW Network (partial ownership)
New Line Cinema
Time Warner Cable
ABC Television Network
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
Paramount Home Entertainment
Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Country Music Television (CMT)
Nick at Nite
The Movie Channel
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
My Network TV
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
STAR TV India
STAR TV Taiwan
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
The National Geographic Channel
National Rugby League
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
CBS Television Network
CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
CBS Consumer Products
CW Network (50% ownership)
Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
Westwood One Radio Network
NBC Television Network
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
NBC Universal Television Distribution
NBC Universal Television Studio
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Studio Home Video
These gigantic media corporations do not exist to objectively tell the truth to the American people. Rather, the primary purpose of their existence is to make money. These gigantic media corporations are not going to do anything to threaten their relationships with their biggest advertisers (such as the largest pharmaceutical companies that literally spend billions on advertising), and one way or another these gigantic media corporations are always going to express the ideological viewpoints of their owners.
Lastly, Wikipedia covers the subject of the Concentration of Media Ownership with some good detail which is excerpted here.
Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media. Contemporary research demonstrates increasing levels of consolidation, with many media industries already highly concentrated and dominated by a very small number of firms.
Globally, large media conglomerates include Viacom, CBS Corporation, Time Warner, News Corp, Bertelsmann AG, Sony Corporation of America, NBCUniversal, Vivendi, Televisa, The Walt Disney Company, Hearst Corporation, Organizações Globo and Lagardère Group.
The Who Owns the News Media database offers financial statistics on 123 companies and the more than 4,000 radio and television stations, newspapers, magazines and news websites that they own.
PEJ’s latest report on the health and status of American journalism is now online. This year’s report includes analysis of the eight main sectors of media and special reports on mobile devices and news consumption and the role of Facebook and Twitter in news.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues.
Its work is carried out by these seven projects:
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Pew Internet & American Life Project
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Pew Hispanic Center
Pew Global Attitudes Project
Social & Demographic Trends
In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called “alarmist” for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote “in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media” — controlling almost all of America’s newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. He predicted then that eventually this number would fall to about half a dozen companies. This was greeted with skepticism at the time. When the 6th edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 2000, the number had fallen to six. Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market.
In 2004, Bagdikian’s revised and expanded book, The New Media Monopoly, shows that only 5 huge corporations — Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) — now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric’s NBC is a close sixth.
9/14/2006 3:08:18 PM ET
The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says.
The report, written in 2004, came to light during the Senate confirmation hearing for FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. received a copy of the report “indirectly from someone within the FCC who believed the information should be made public,” according to Boxer spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz.