Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Six Corporations Own Everything You See and Hear

Shouldn't you be concerned or the least bit suspicious?
Here's a great excerpt from Blacklisted News:

Back in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States.  Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations.  These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day.  They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who is feeding them the endless hours of news and entertainment that they constantly ingest.  Most Americans don't really seem to care about who owns the media.  But they should.  The truth is that each of us is deeply influenced by the messages that are constantly being pounded into our heads by the mainstream media.  The average American watches 153 hoursof television a month.  In fact, most Americans begin to feel physically uncomfortable if they go too long without watching or listening to something.  Sadly, most Americans have become absolutely addicted to news and entertainment and the ownership of all that news and entertainment that we crave is being concentrated in fewer and fewer hands each year.   

Read the rest... 

So yes, they have talking points that apparently would only have to have six cc's on it. They repeat the same mantras over and over again. You've seen Jon Stewart play the talking points over and over for laughs, you've seen Rush do it on his show to expose how the liberal media work together. It's called Operation Mockingbird and we've talked about it before. The conservative media is every bit as bad, for I could do a bit showing their lockstep talking points as well. It's about controlled conflict, but it's becoming about as obvious as one of those WWF fights that this stuff is as phony as it comes. And what really kills me is when I see bloggers and commenters cutting and pasting some of this Pravda-like garbage without the vetting the information for themselves. When I see FoxNews might as well say Mickey Mouse reports for it means the same to me unless I can verify it. Now there might be a kernel of truth behind what they're asserting, but how is it being twisted? Food for thought.


  1. I love that you posted this RM. However, it's not like we can do a damn thing about it. Remember life before our government engaged in crony capitalism and monopolies?

    Those were the days.

  2. Sadly it means the majority of Americans are "in the bag" so to speak, for those who have been laboring for decades to dismantle our republic.

    I did my part. I home schooled my kids, taught them to think for themselves and analyze critically everything they see and hear. They are managing to get through college with their minds and individuality intact.

    I wonder if it would have been better, kinder, to let them join the mainstream and be at rest in the ignorant bliss enjoyed by the masses...(sigh...)

  3. I ain't that old Brian, but from the letters left behind, it sure seemed nice.

    Now, now, Beach narrow is the way and you want your kids to be finding it, right? I'd rather be in the know any day.

  4. In my view, 24/7 television is one of the culprits dumbing down our society.

    I remember when the few TV channels we had actually signed off for the night.


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