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US Media Corporations: Illusion of Choice Cheat Sheet by

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Introd­uction

It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corpor­ations. This, of course, means that unless you’re already consci­ously avoiding these mainline media sources, then most of the news and entert­ainment that makes it onto your screen and into your mind comes from a small pool of corporate sources, all of which play important roles in delivering propag­anda, social progra­mming and perpetual crisis narratives to the public.

Shaping American Perception

By surveying what is available for consum­ption in the mass media, it is easy to see what type of society these 6 corpor­ations are helping to construct. They have the power to warp reality by calling staged shows ‘reality’ shows. Ideas which don’t support mainstream narratives and the consumer agenda are omitted, and stories about indepe­ndent people over-c­oming strife without dependence on government are seldom if ever elevated.

The promotion of shallow, materi­ali­stic, ego-ce­ntric values, and the obvious dumbing down of the American population is coming from these 6 corpor­ations. Think about that. These are the companies that glorify consum­ption, obedience, ignorance, the hyper-­sex­ual­ization of youth, the glorif­ication of war and government survei­llance, and so on. The advert­isers that support these media companies have tremendous sway over what makes it on the airwaves. They help to control public percep­tion.

The bottom line is that corporate media is a behemoth of special interests and mind contro­llers. So much of the human story is omitted in this capita­listic, for-profit enviro­nment scheme like this, which is why now more than ever the indepe­ndent, altern­ative media is such a gem for human kind.

Who Owns the Media

Massive corpor­ations dominate the U.S. media landscape. Through a history of mergers and acquis­itions, these companies have concen­trated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these companies control everything from initial production to final distri­bution.
 

Illusion of Choice

The conglo­merates are: Comcast, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS. Note: GE sold their holding.

Consol­idation of Media Firms

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