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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-15-06 07:09 AM
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94. The Corporate Media is the 21st century propaganda machine
Edited on Sat Jul-15-06 07:14 AM by DrDebug
"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
- William Colby, former CIA Director

"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."

- Final Report of the Select Committee to Study Government Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities (April, 1976) pages 191-201


    Just SIX companies own almost the entire corporate media. And that isn't just newspapers and television, but covers the whole entertainment industry. And that's the most correct word for the Corporate Media.

    The names:
    1. AOL/Time Warner. AOL part dropped because of massive scandals. Books, music, internet, television, theme parks, cinemas.

    2. Disney. Speciality: children. Movie studios, music, sport, theme parks, television, newspapers.

    3. Bertelsmann. Soon: Sony/Bertelsmann because they want to become #1. Started as a Nazi publisher. Magazines, books, music, mobile phones, television.

    4. Viacom. Speciality: youth. Television, books, advertising.

    5. News Corporation. Rupert Murdoch. Newspapers, sport, television, books.

    6. Vivendi/Universal. Music, television, telecommunications, water, garbage, theme parks, internet.

    I think that this 9/11 investigation shows very clearly that it is not just the politicians who play these games, but that the corporations play a vital role and have blurred themselves into the political landscale.

    Argumentum ad nauseam: Uses tireless repetition. A lie once repeated enough times, is taken as the truth. Works best when media sources are limited and controlled by the propagator.

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