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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

CONTROL THE MEDIA, CONTROL THE MESSAGE, CONTROL THE PEOPLE



Here are the top twenty media corporations in the U.S. according to mediaowners.com  All but two of the following, #18 and #19, are members of the Council On Foreign Relations.

1.   Time Warner Inc.
2.   Walt Disney Company
3.   Viacom Inc.
4.   News Corporation
5.   CBS Corporation
6.   Cox Enterprises
7.   NBC Universal
8.   Gannett Company, Inc.
9.   Clear Channel Communications Inc.
10. Advance Publications, Inc.
11. Tribune Company
12. McGraw-Hill Companies
13. Hearst Corporation
14. Washington Post Company
15. The New York Times Company
16. E.W. Scripps Co.
17. McClatchy Company
18. Thomson Corporation
19. Freedom Communications, Inc.
20. A&E Television Networks


The six corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal.  Together, the "big six" absolutely dominate news and entertainment in the US.  But even those areas of the media that the "big six" do not completely control are becoming increasingly concentrated. For example, Clear Channel now owns over 1,000 radio stations across the US.  Companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are increasingly dominating the Internet.

You can find much more information about the vast holdings of various media corporations here 

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