Who Controls US Media?

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    In short, American media is controlled by two men, who are politically opposed to eachother.

    Jeffery Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric, a multinational worth $800 billion (the world's largest company). GE owns all of NBC, and about 1/3 of television and radio channels.
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    Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp, a multinational worth $55 billion. News Corp owns all of FOX, and about 1/3 of television and radio channels.
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    News Corp traditionally supports the Republicans in America, while GE supports the Democrats. GE's MSNBC is currently promoting Obama because GE stands to make massive profit from Obama's new "Green Energy" initiatives.
     
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    Thank God for the Mavericks of Free Thought and Voice. Thank God for the web too.
     
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    Most of the radio stations in America are controlled by 4-5 companies.
     
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    Indeed. If it wasn't for the internet, the American public would be a commodity these two men would fight for.


    Even with the internet, they dominate our national discussions.
     
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    Clear Channel, Cumulus, CBS, Citadel, Entercom, and Salem Communications, if I am not mistaken.
     
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    Should President Obama have the power to shut down domestic Internet traffic during a state of emergency?

    Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) think so.

    Should Obama Control the Internet? | Mother Jones
     
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    Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to my mind is Iran. So I vote No. Should the Government be able to Blanketly shut down Commerce to protect infrastructure in a Cyber Attack? I would expect it to. Communication and Commerce are two different things. We in NYC were quarantined twice since the planes hit the Tower. I want to be able to communicate and stay informed. With Cells and Cable, and Power available, that seems only reasonable.
     
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    Except that's not accurate.

    Looking at the current fundraising cycle and then looking back to 2000 (listed in the following format: D%-R%-Total, percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding):

    News Corp
    2010: 86-12-101k
    2008: 89-11-1100k
    2006: 61-38-700k
    2004: 74-26-614k
    2002: 29-71-629k
    2000: 31-69-776K

    General Electric
    2010: 69-31-486k
    2008: 65-35-3246k
    2006: 43-56-2306k
    2004: 47-53-2403k
    2002: 43-58-2026k
    2000: 40-60-1986K

    So what we really see here is a bias by both firms toward donating the party currently in power, and to the extent we see a break from that trend in the data, it's toward News Corp employees favoring Democrats and General Electric favoring Republicans.
     
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    The Jews and their ZOG control the media in the USA.
     
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    If fund-raising was the sole method of influence, then your analysis would be correct.

    Both companies, however, own significant media holdings, holdings which largely form the public opinion. Thus, you must factor in the influence of those media holdings into your analysis.
     

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