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22. What Candidate Does the Corporate Media and Hell Most Corporations Support?
from November 2007....

Despite pledging to stop corporate lobbyists and playing herself off as the defender of the common man, Hillary's contributors speak for themselves. Several internet sites can be found that disclose public donations, and Hillary's is a laundry list of corporate bankers and media barons. Sure, Hillary's got her fair share of rock stars and movie celebs supporting her, but she's also got major money coming in from different business sectors. There's nothing illegal about it, but it highlights just how fused our two-party system has become, and just which wheels are being greased behind the scenes. Hillary Clinton publicly espouses populist messages and promises to repeal corporate welfare and subsidies, yet is being bankrolled by the very corporations that she pledges to fight. As the old saying goes, 'Money talks'...

Just a few of her corporate sponsors.

Jack Abernethy, CEO of FOX TV
Chris Albrecht, HBO chairman
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder
Lloyd Blankenfein, Goldman Sachs chairman
Warren Buffett, Berkshire-Hathaway, billionaire
Ron Burkle, Supermarket magnate
August Busch III, Anheuser-Busch chairman
John Catsimatidis, Supermarket mogul
Peter Chernin, News corps. COO
Donny Deutsch, Adverstising exec
Barry Diller, media mogul
Tom Freston, former Viacom president
Brad Grey, Paramount pictures chairman
Vernon Jordan, Washington power broker
Jeff Kindler, Pfizer CEO
Norman Lear, TV producer
John Mack, Morgan Stanley chairman
Rupert Murdoch, News corps. chairman
Ronald Perelman, billionaire investor
Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman
Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman
Hilary Rosen, lobbyist, former RIAA CEO
Haim Saban, media mogul
Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon chairman
Terry Semel, former Yahoo CEO
Ben Silverman, NBC chairman
Sy Sternberg, NY Life insurance chairman
Howard Stringer, Sony CEO
Richard Thalheimer, Sharper image chairman
Sandy Weill, Citigroup chairman
Robert Wright, former NBC chairman


So we have Peter Chernin, Barry Diller, and Rupert Murdoch, all big wigs at the 'right wing' FOX news corps, all donating and publicly supporting Hillary Clinton. And of course it even came out in the mainstream news that back in May Rupert Murdoch held a fundraiser for Hillary's campaign.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/09/politics/main...

Mrs. Clinton has brought in $304,000 in PAC money from the business sector, which makes up for a total of 56% of the total PAC money she has netted. She has also received over $500,000 from lobbyists, $935,000 from banks, $269,000 from pharmaceuticals, $4.7 million from securities, and $2.2 million from the TV and movie industry.

Millionaires and billionaires from all sectors: business and marketing, real estate, media and television, movie studios, pharmaceutical cos, energy, all donating to candidates... even the ones like Hillary Clinton who offer to stop corporate welfare and turn back the influence of lobbyists in Washington. The picture is clear. The power elite in Washington are simply a group of incestuous cronies and demagogues, and have only one interest in mind: self interest. The business and corporate sectors know that the economy is tanking, and are doing everything in their power to maintain success during the consolidation period. And there's one candidate they know who will not expose their operations, and who will continue the status quo of the great raping of our land, and that candidate is Hillary Clinton.

More complete list

http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=5026
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  -WHO OWNS THE U.S. CORPORATE MEDIA? Orwellian_Ghost  Jan-17-08 08:59 PM   #0 
  - And that is why it is time to start breaking up these Mega Corporations.  MadMaddie   Jan-17-08 09:03 PM   #1 
  - Oprah owns a big hunk of it, but you left her out nt  msongs   Jan-17-08 09:04 PM   #2 
  - What big chunk of it does Oprah own?  donheld   Jan-18-08 04:49 AM   #21 
  - Oprah will have her own network soon. OWN. Or Oprah Winfrey Network. Blows my mind.  TheGoldenRule   Jan-18-08 09:48 AM   #33 
     - She won't be the first n/t  spokane   Jan-18-08 07:09 PM   #51 
  - Thanks for this...  shoopnyc   Jan-17-08 09:05 PM   #3 
  - Interconnected  Orwellian_Ghost   Jan-17-08 09:07 PM   #4 
  - Big Media Interlocks with Corporate America  Orwellian_Ghost   Jan-17-08 09:09 PM   #5 
  - "We the mainstream people" need to be looking at a president who seeks..  Triana   Jan-17-08 10:03 PM   #9 
  - I was particularly interested in your "talk clock" which shows the corp media's favorite Dem  Sarah Ibarruri   Jan-17-08 09:16 PM   #6 
  - Great timing, I just had a debate with a hard core right winger  liberal N proud   Jan-17-08 09:19 PM   #7 
  - But were Iowa & NH stolen? That's the question. nt  TheGoldenRule   Jan-18-08 09:51 AM   #34 
  - something doesn't make sense about these numbers  onenote   Jan-17-08 09:35 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for pointing this out  Oeditpus Rex   Jan-18-08 01:30 PM   #47 
  - Frightening,isn't it?  Fed_Up_Grammy   Jan-17-08 10:08 PM   #10 
  - THEY TELL US WHAT IS IMPORTANT, WHAT TO THINK ABOUT, WHAT TO THINK  YEBBA   Jan-17-08 10:15 PM   #11 
  - "Free Press" my ass. Even with 60 it's still elitist.  JanMichael   Jan-17-08 10:19 PM   #12 
  - no wonder we have no real news anymore  madokie   Jan-17-08 10:19 PM   #13 
  - And instead of passing legislation to curtail this trend, our Congress  southerncrone   Jan-17-08 10:22 PM   #14 
  - like a virus, attaches itself to the host and multiplies  seemslikeadream   Jan-17-08 10:23 PM   #15 
  - Corporate or not, the media will operate as a business in a capitalist economy...  Writer   Jan-17-08 10:25 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, like this:  TheGoldenRule   Jan-18-08 09:54 AM   #35 
  - We don't live in a capitalist economy - we live in a regulated capitalist economy  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jan-18-08 01:06 PM   #46 
  - I love info. I love it even more when sourced --  snot   Jan-17-08 11:53 PM   #17 
  - Media deregulation under Reagan and Bush  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jan-17-08 11:57 PM   #18 
  - Time for a new label for 'corporatist'.....  dmosh42   Jan-18-08 04:19 AM   #19 
  - Don't forget Slick Willie  ProudDad   Jan-18-08 07:57 PM   #53 
  - I think John Edwards will be our own , modern-day 'trust-buster'.  AzDar   Jan-18-08 04:41 AM   #20 
  - Not likely.  Clark2008   Jan-18-08 06:07 AM   #26 
     - Maybe or maybe not. But Hillary or Obama are far more diabolically worse. nt  TheGoldenRule   Jan-18-08 09:56 AM   #36 
  - What Candidate Does the Corporate Media and Hell Most Corporations Support?  leftchick   Jan-18-08 05:02 AM   #22 
  - This post should have a sticky  malaise   Jan-18-08 06:02 AM   #23 
  - an awful lot completely ignore her complicity  leftchick   Jan-18-08 06:04 AM   #24 
     - Yep n/t  malaise   Jan-18-08 06:05 AM   #25 
  - I see you've listed part of the unelected shadow government of the  mmonk   Jan-18-08 06:09 AM   #27 
  - ...NSA, Homeland "Security," Big Brother, Inc. They decide; "elections" don't  Echo In Light   Jan-18-08 06:29 AM   #28 
  - this thread needs many many many kicks. Thank you. n/t  deacon   Jan-18-08 06:37 AM   #29 
  - A second kick for those who missed it yesterday  liberal N proud   Jan-18-08 09:24 AM   #30 
  - Kick n/t  malaise   Jan-18-08 09:41 AM   #31 
  - Bagdikian is a local export  wintersoulja   Jan-18-08 09:44 AM   #32 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Jan-18-08 10:03 AM   #37 
  - A pleasure and an obligation  Orwellian_Ghost   Jan-18-08 12:19 PM   #40 
     - The last sentence of Lippman's truly hits home.  Uncle Joe   Jan-18-08 12:42 PM   #43 
  - Ben Bagdikian was a prophet....  LanternWaste   Jan-18-08 10:16 AM   #38 
  - KICK & REC! nt  paparush   Jan-18-08 11:06 AM   #39 
  - What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream  Orwellian_Ghost   Jan-18-08 12:22 PM   #41 
  - Excellent excellent thread, OG. Thank you!! K&R  Desertrose   Jan-18-08 12:35 PM   #42 
  - seems like murdoch owns more every damn day  spanone   Jan-18-08 12:44 PM   #44 
  - There were some great stats distributed on DU prior to the 2004 election  wiggs   Jan-18-08 12:49 PM   #45 
  - Thanks for posting this OG. Rec'd and bookmarked.  DCKit   Jan-18-08 02:03 PM   #48 
  - using distorted and misleading data to make the point about concentration doesnt' help  onenote   Jan-18-08 02:05 PM   #49 
  - Who owns the corporate media?  tbyg52   Jan-18-08 06:13 PM   #50 
  - Mom said, big business founded the country and it will always continue to run it...  Imagevision   Jan-18-08 07:12 PM   #52 
     - Mom was right  Orwellian_Ghost   Jan-19-08 10:03 PM   #54 
 

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