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Who owns CNN? or MSNBC? ABC?

by systemfailure Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2003 at 10:43 PM

So ya think we have a "free press" eh? Check out who owns who, and who owns what you think.......

GENERAL ELECTRIC --(donated 1.1 million to GW Bush for his 2000 election campaign)

Television Holdings:
* NBC: includes 13 stations, 28% of US households.
* NBC Network News: The Today Show, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, NBC News at Sunrise.
* CNBC business television; MSNBC 24-hour cable and Internet news service (co-owned by NBC and Microsoft); Court TV (co-owned with Time Warner), Bravo (50%), A&E (25%), History Channel (25%).
The "MS" in MSNBC
means microsoft
The same Microsoft that donated 2.4 million to get GW bush elected.

Other Holdings:
* GE Consumer Electronics.
* GE Power Systems: produces turbines for nuclear reactors and power plants.
* GE Plastics: produces military hardware and nuclear power equipment.
* GE Transportation Systems: runs diesel and electric trains.
==================================================

WESTINGHOUSE / CBS INC.
Westinghouse Electric Company, part of the Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL)
whos #1 on the Board of Directors? None other than:
Frank Carlucci (of the Carlyle Group)

Television Holdings:
* CBS: includes 14 stations and over 200 affiliates in the US.
* CBS Network News: 60 minutes, 48 hours, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS Morning News, Up to the Minute.
* Country Music Television, The Nashville Network, 2 regional sports networks.
* Group W Satellite Communications.
Other Holdings:
* Westinghouse Electric Company: provides services to the nuclear power industry.
* Westinghouse Government Environmental Services Company: disposes of nuclear and hazardous wastes. Also operates 4 government-owned nuclear power plants in the US.
* Energy Systems: provides nuclear power plant design and maintenance.
================================================================
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.
Television Holdings:
* Paramount Television, Spelling Television, MTV, VH-1, Showtime, The Movie Channel, UPN (joint owner), Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Sundance Channel (joint owner), Flix.
* 20 major market US stations.
Media Holdings:
* Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Video, Blockbuster Video, Famous Players Theatres, Paramount Parks.
* Simon & Schuster Publishing.
=============================================
DISNEY / ABC / CAP (donated 640 thousand to GW's 2000 campaign)
Television Holdings:
* ABC: includes 10 stations, 24% of US households.
* ABC Network News: Prime Time Live, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America.
* ESPN, Lifetime Television (50%), as well as minority holdings in A&E, History Channel and E!
* Disney Channel/Disney Television, Touchtone Television.
Media Holdings:
* Miramax, Touchtone Pictures.
* Magazines: Jane, Los Angeles Magazine, W, Discover.
* 3 music labels, 11 major local newspapers.
* Hyperion book publishers.
* Infoseek Internet search engine (43%).
Other Holdings:
* Sid R. Bass (major shares) crude oil and gas.
* All Disney Theme Parks, Walt Disney Cruise Lines.
======================================================

TIME-WARNER TBS - AOL (donated 1.6 million to GW's 2000 campaign)
America Online (AOL) acquired Time Warner–the largest merger in corporate history.
Television Holdings:
* CNN, HBO, Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Brothers Television, Cartoon Network, Sega Channel, TNT, Comedy Central (50%), E! (49%), Court TV (50%).
* Largest owner of cable systems in the US with an estimated 13 million subscribers.
Media Holdings:
* HBO Independent Productions, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera.
* Music: Atlantic, Elektra, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, EMI, WEA, Sub Pop (distribution) = the world’s largest music company.
* 33 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, People, In Style, Fortune, Book of the Month Club, Entertainment Weekly, Life, DC Comics (50%), and MAD Magazine.
Other Holdings:
* Sports: The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, World Championship Wrestling.
=======================================================
NEWS CORPORATION LTD. / FOX NETWORKS (Rupert Murdoch) (donations see bottom note)
Television Holdings:
* Fox Television: includes 22 stations, 50% of US households.
* Fox International: extensive worldwide cable and satellite networks include British Sky Broadcasting (40%); VOX, Germany (49.9%); Canal Fox, Latin America; FOXTEL, Australia (50%); STAR TV, Asia; IskyB, India; Bahasa Programming Ltd., Indonesia (50%); and News Broadcasting, Japan (80%).
* The Golf Channel (33%).
MEDIA HOLDINGS:
* Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight.
* 132 newspapers (113 in Australia alone) including the New York Post, the London Times and The Australian.
* 25 magazines including TV Guide and The Weekly Standard.
* HarperCollins books.
OTHER HOLDINGS:
* Sports: LA Dodgers, LA Kings, LA Lakers, National Rugby League.
* Ansett Australia airlines, Ansett New Zealand airlines.
* Rupert Murdoch: Board of Directors, Philip Morris (USA).

*(Phillip Morris donated 2.9 million to George W Bush in 2000)*

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references

by twiddledee Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 6:03 AM

What are your references for this? I would like to have to them. thanks.
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And they must have...

by daveman Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 6:09 AM

...paid all those Iraqis to tear down that statue!

In fact, it was probably in a soundstage in Hollywood!

Wait...Hollywood is against the war...the statue being torn down makes the war look good...uhhh...

"Bush is bad! It's all about the oil!"
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A good start...

by Diogenes Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 6:14 AM

Do you have any data on the other subsidiaries of the major media holding companies?

I think that it is interesting, and of note, that there are lot of defense related industries tied into the chains of ownership here.

Also interesting if you have access to the data would be the names of the major shareholders. Always it comes down to people. Certain ones Like Ted Turner, and Michael Eisner are already in the public record.

Interesting as well would be to see how these people tie together at the Boardroom level. The point being "Interlocking Directorates" where you have members of supposed competition setting on each others Board of Directors.

And I agree that it would be handy if you were to source this out so others can do their own probing and follow up.

Good Post.
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heres the link + republican donators

by system failure Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 2:23 PM

goto the "columbia journalism review and click on the
"who owns what" link on the right side of the page

http://www.cjr.org/

the presidential donations for GW can be found at
http://www.boycottbush.net/bgrnd_info.htm#donors
heres the list ::::


MBNA $3.0m
Philip Morris $2.9m
Microsoft $2.4m
AT&T $2.4m
UPS $2.3m
Bristol Myers Squibb $2.1m
Verizon $2.0m
Pfizer $1.9m
SBC $1.9m
Enron $1.8m
Citigroup $1.8m
Federal Express $1.7m
Time Warner/AOL $1.6m
Credit Suisse $1.6m
Ernst & Young $1.5m
UST $1.5m
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter $1.5m
Lockheed Martin $1.5m
Union Pacific $1.5m
Freddie Mac $1.4m
Bell South $1.4m
Glaxo Wellcome $1.3m
Amway $1.3m


Price W'house Coopers $1.3m
Deloite & Touche $1.3m
Eli Lily $1.3m
Goldman Sachs $1.2m
Anderson W'wide $1.2m
Merrill Lynch $1.2m
Exxon Mobil $1.2m
WorldCom Inc $1.2m
Lehman Brothers $1.1m
International Paper $1.1m
General Electric $1.1m
Global Crossing $1.1m
MGM Mirage $1.1m
Koch $1.0m
Aflac $1.0m
Paine Webber $1.0m
American $1.0m
Financial Gp
Boeing $1.0m
Southern Co $1.0m
Ltd Inc $950k
BP Amoco $950k
KPMG $900k
Am'can Airlines $900k
Schering Plough $900k


Brown & Williamson $880k
Bank Pharmacia/Upjohn $850k
One $850k
Qwest $850k
Anheuser Busch $850k
Cintas Corp $828k
MandalayResort Gp $810k
Lehman Bros $810k
Reynolds Tobacco $810k
Fannie Mae $800k
Bank of America $800k
American Int Gp $800k
GAF $800k
Chevron Texaco $800k
Paso $790k
CSX $770k
Burlington North $770k
General Dynamics $750k
American $740k
Home Prods
Joseph Seagram $740k
PepsiCo $720k
Chase Manhatten $700k
FPL Group $685k


Dominion Resources $680k
Prudential $900k
USX Corp $650k
Northwest Airlines $650k
Aventis $650k
First Energy $640k
Reliant Energy $640k
Walt Disney $640k
WalMart $630k
Cisco Systems $630k
Texas Utilities $630k
AEI Resources $630k
Westwood One $620k
Amgen $600k
K Mart $590k
UAL Corp $570k
Home Depot $560k
Duchossois Inds $550k
Archer Daniels Midland $530k
Edison Int'l $530k
Ford $510k
General Motors $510k
Daimler Chrysler $500k 
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another program

by systemfaiure Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 12:21 AM

Really?
I thought it would just be an end to the corportate conglomerations
that put small business out of "business".
Corporations that take money that would be put back into the community
and send it away to fatten politicians pocketbooks (through PAC's)
and get laws changed to
end unions
lower minimum wage
Exploit workers rights
and send our jobs to foriegn countries.
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They had the Worker's Revolution...

by daveman Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 12:28 AM

...already.

8 people showed up.

Then they went back to the unemployment office.
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THATS A GOOD ONE!! (austrian accent)

by systemfailure Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 1:10 AM

It is better to be thought a fool...
Than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
----mark twain.

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Hey, systemfailure

by Sheepdog Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 5:27 AM

Great list.
Good links, thanks.
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OMG: Freedom of the Press

by My Bad Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 6:27 AM

Oh, Geez, Machine, my bad. Shit when I read FREEdom of the Press in the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, I twisted the shit out of it and thought that it meant that we have a FREE press. Thanks for setting me straight. I had not realized until now that the the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had set this bit of bait out so that about 250 years later I would twist the shit out of it.

Thanks again or setting me straight. I guess only a conservative could be so smart to realize that FREE is a really twisted word to use in regard to the Press. Sure glad that Jefferson and his group never thought of a Free Press. Shit, what would we have done if the press really was to be free!?!?!?!

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to My Bad

by daveman Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 6:29 AM

Are you really that goofy?

"Free" press means free from government influence.

You know, like the kind Iraq is about to have for the first time in decades.
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Nice margins

by Sheepdog Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 6:31 AM

My comment would be that a free press already exists.
It's just not being used as much as it should be.
Commercial media's primary purpose is to sell a product
not report with 'objectivity'.
This is a foolish premiss.
Get real, thank you.
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Question...

by Eric Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 6:54 AM

If all of the corporation are controlling everything Americans see and hear, why wold they even allow this website to continue to function?

Answer: Because it's insignificant.
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Eric

by daveman Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 7:23 AM

LOL!

Exactly!
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the problem is

by systemfailure Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 12:07 PM

TO all you conservative right wingers
Once again, I have to spell out the context of my original article and its significance to Americans.

Back when our Forefathers were being jailed for giving thier own political views, and having to write under "pseudonames" ( like we do here) to protect thier identity from future repression....
The "Free" Press was guaranteed in the 1st amendment, to limit the goverments control of "individual" thought.
They wanted a society that was allowed to question the government.
Unfortunatly, today, with Television, radio, and newspapers...we have another problem.
As the above post stated.
This corporate "Media" is designed to sell products thru advertising.
What is advertising? What do commercials do?
It is designed to influence your point of view.
If they are so concerned with making money, then they might form a "bias".
The corporate media is not designed to provide readers an "objective" viewpoint exposing both sides of the argument with clear, concise points.
It is designed to SELL products that are owned by either a subsidiary of the same company, or some other product.
The press was designed to promote independent thought, (hense, Independent media).
The problem (and the context) is when you have corporate media promoting a certain "way of thinking" (contributing to GW) or taking a stand on one side of the governmnet, it leads to corruption of thought.
If the CEO and the owner of the media outlet has complete editorial control (ie reupert murdock),
or another subsidiary of the corporation sells weapons to the military, we might have a problem with "objectivity".
GE owns Hughes aircraft (defence contractor) and also owns NBC and MSNBC
If a Media company is run by people with contacts to the govenmental agencies (carlucci) that wish to promote a specific anti- or pro- (fill in the blank) ways of thinking, we might have a problem with "objectivity".
Or if another corporation wishes to give only religious "fundementalist" viewpoints, we might have a problem with objectivity.
All a real American wishes, is that they are able to see the whole argument, not just a slanted view.
The more options of thought we have, the better solution we have to come up with.
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Ms.

by Susan Ware Monday, May. 26, 2003 at 11:10 AM

I guess I know now why there is no real news except on C-span. The more people that know the better. Thanks for informing us, the people.
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Mr.

by Warner Saturday, May. 31, 2003 at 4:57 PM

Do you know how much these media institutions contributed to Al Gore ?
It is my experience that major corporations donate to both parties. I would expect the same to be true here also.
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the shame

by Sy$teMF@iLuRe Monday, Jun. 02, 2003 at 1:58 AM

Mrs Warner....
Yes, the corporations are also in bed with the Democratic Party also.
I dont have the stats for an accurate conclusion
but you can bet that the dollar amounts are just as high
as for the Republicans.
To "BA" (bushit admirer)
Hmmm.
Does capitalism have anything to do with democracy?
Looks like if you mix political and economic systems
it equals one thing.
CORRUPTION.
Please post relevant links within the US constitution or the Declaration of Independence that shows an American duty to uphold a capitalistic way of thinking.
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Monpoly upon

by One more time with feeling. Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 3:11 PM

...the wide distribution of information is not healthy for the Republic.
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he has moore brains than yourself

by Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 4:11 PM

Dum-dum. It cracks me up to read your posts.
blah is dumb and blah blah is dumb.
What an arsenal of vocabulary you have and what sharp insightful references you present to support your opinions....
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Even better you can...

by Diogenes Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 5:16 PM

...go see BA do the Ozarks. ROFL!
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In all seriusness....

by fresca Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 8:20 PM

"-the 9/11 disaster was a CIA
plot orchestrated by the White House.-
"

Sheepdog...in all seriousness and all bating aside...you do not actually believe this do you? Certainly this must AT LEAST be some sort of obtuse metaphor.



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Let's see..

by Sheepdog Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 1:20 AM

I believe it more than the 19 super, invisible terrorists.
There are other possibilities. But since the mossad and the CIA work so well together, it holds more water than the other improbables.
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tsk tsk tsk

by poorbastard Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2003 at 5:14 AM

you should know that bush hired a PR company that came up with the idea of tearing down the statue and first putting the US flag over husseins head.
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Nonsense

by truthdetector Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2003 at 10:52 AM

"you should know that bush hired a PR company that came up with the idea of tearing down the statue and first putting the US flag over husseins head."

Utter nonsense. The US flag on the head was a PR blunder. It was definitely not deliberated by a PR company.
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The average American owns them

by Power to the People Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2003 at 10:59 AM

Since the largest mutual funds include many of the companies listed in the title of this thread (example: the largest mutual fund, Fidelity Magellan, has GE as its 3rd largest holding and Viacom as its 4th), then the average American owns these media companies.
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To the above poster

by Yeah Right Wednesday, Jun. 18, 2003 at 3:45 AM

I have some swampland in Louisiana that I'd like to sell you. You must have hit your head when you fell off of that turnip truck yesterday!
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Thankyou

by Marissa Friday, Aug. 08, 2003 at 2:42 PM
Adelaide, Australia

Thanks for that exellent political speech! Welcome to the introducton of my English assignment! Your few minutes of bashing the keyboard will earn me and A!
Truly thankyou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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working class slaves

by corporate america laughs at you Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 at 10:43 PM

the media lies...
just read the article.
They are in bed with the President.
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in bedded?

by Underdog Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 at 12:39 AM

let's talk about taking it five ways from the list of 40 past the scale of 10 and arounfd the world without any
hesitation tied up and blindfolded.
Back and BEGGING for more.
I would'nt worry if they were
only having sex.
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Libertarians are Media Whores!!!

by vice squad Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at 6:56 PM

Freedom Communications has long advocated a libertarian point of view on the editorial pages of its 28 daily papers and 8 tv stations. Today the company is one of the nation's largest newspaper publishers estimated to be worth about $2 billion.

Just a few of Freedom's Media Outlets:

The Orange County Register (CA)
The Gazette (Colorado Springs CO)
The Scottsdale/East Valley Tribune (AZ)
ABC / WLNE-TV (Channel 6) - Southern New England RI, MA
ABC / WTVC (Channel 9) - Chattanooga TN
ABC / WLAJ-TV (Channel 53) Lansing - Jackson MI
CBS / WPEC-TV (Channel 12) - West Palm Beach / Fort Pierce FL
CBS / WWMT-TV (Channel 3) - Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo - Battle Creek MI
CBS / WRGB-TV (Channel 6) - Albany NY
CBS / KFDM-TV (Channel 6) - Beaumont - Port Arthur - Orange TX
CBS / KTVL (Channel 10) - Medford - Klamath Falls OR
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wow - more and more good info - THANKS

by 4yrold Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 9:05 AM

some more sort of old info here:
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2002/11/22636_comment.php#23404
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i know everything

by non anarchist cortex. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003 at 5:08 PM

what do ya mean these arent evil controlling corporations?
I havent really studies the list because i am afraid that i might actually learn somthing to change my point of view.
I cant be open minded.
what do i care if these (good) oil companies have now merged togther so that there are only now 4 oil companies.
They arent plotting anything.....
Even if Wolfowitz said a few days ago that the iraq war was about economics.....that iraq was sitting on "a sea of oil.
These corporations are only here to help us.!!.!!?
http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/oil/2003/0604wolfowitz.htm
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nonanarchist

by Scottie Monday, Sep. 01, 2003 at 8:50 AM

Way to hurl those childish insults!!!!
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living in america

by natalie Saturday, Sep. 20, 2003 at 7:47 AM

You can live in the U.S. and ride a bike, make your own clothes, drink WATER (what a novel idea), and not own a television quite happily--and not be supporting corporations....jackass
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think

by think Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2003 at 7:29 AM

if you don't question authority, then you are the problem. To assume we are being fairly represented abroad just means that you haven't been abroad. Why do think America is the world's largest arms dealer? Because the average US citizen simply does not know that the US is the world's largest arms dealer.
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response to Machine

by response to Machine Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2003 at 7:36 AM

Your mention of liberal and conservatism is exactly the point, and exactly the problem. These words, and your interpretations, are bound within the systems in which you've grown. You probably have not travelled abroad, probably have no idea why the US has a reputation with the rest of the world as being a pushy hypocrite. These are not good things. And your idea of power in the world is probably distorted. Think bigger, young grasshopper
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mr

by johnson Friday, Sep. 26, 2003 at 5:45 PM

A little research will show most of the above major corporations are owned by mutual funds/investment banking conglomerates. The funds/banks in turn vote their common stock (bought with the funds of their individual investors like you and me) to elect the directors and thereby indirectly control the company. Thus the heads of a few major funds banks (rockefellers, rothschilds, morgans, et. al) have obtained de facto control of corporate america. not conspiracy theory. Good or bad, it is simple fact. Unfortunately the media is no exception to this, thus the lack of any real "choice" in media/news, which in my view is the true tragedy.
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Thou shalt not steal."

by nonanarchist Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 at 12:54 AM

"These studies may not be reproduced collectively ONLINE , or in successive part, on any WEBSITE, EMAIL LIST or PUBLIC ELECTRONIC LIBRARY without expressed written consent.

©2000 theseason.org Webmaster"
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good info

by barry hinton Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003 at 6:25 PM

This was a very good article. It provided a plethera of information that i was looking for.
I am writing a paper on global communications for a college class.
Thanks for the help
Barry Hinton
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From "Man on the Moon"

by Doody McPoohead Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 at 8:04 PM

From Man on the Moon (the Andy Kaufman movie)

"It's show business! Without a show, there is no business!"

Yea, there can never be a free press in the sense that its totally objective, because true objectivity doesnt exist. Everyone who writes, types, or says something is obviously going to put their own point of view on it, whether its blatently obvious or just a little subconsciously. There are no secret shady meetings where company conglomerates get together to fuck with our heads and feed us bad information. The only way to get a well rounded, balanced view of world events is to get up off your lazy ass and do some research. Find different sources, research from different points of view, etc etc. Quit whining that the total truth isnt beamed into your plasma screen idiot box because there never will be one totally objective source of information. Deal with it.
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Idiot

by did you read the article? Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 at 8:12 PM

really?
why would an "objective" press contribute towards a political campaign?
ie Bush

Is the news slated to give a certain viewpoint or to give some issues more coverage than others
ie the war protests

Then I'm sure you would love the old Soviet newspapers.
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peter from perth

by pete Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003 at 10:27 PM

does this mean that coke supported the other dudes. might be why they suck in america atm and everyone drinks pepsi.

its all just too gay....illuminati for ya... we'll never figure it out
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Mr.

by Ed Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 at 8:49 AM

yeah,so what? These are some of the best businesses going. They employ thousands. Of Americans. Start your own, sell your ideas in the open market, let the people vote for you with their money, it's the only true indicator of the value you offer them. But don't cast aspersion on great companies who happen to enjoy the news and bias opinions business. Knock them off the old-fashioned way, earn it.
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Bias Is Infectious

by prfix Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at 8:55 PM

Bias is infectious in the media - this is good information - makes one wonder how the LA Times got to be so biased against Israel - check out this interesting site

http://www.geocities.com/truthmasters/jointheboycott.htm
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ummmmm...nice try.....

by Samuel Blaber Saturday, Apr. 10, 2004 at 8:30 AM

Well, like most people who do not want to confront the fact that our mainstream news is a joke,( i.e. conservatives), you are talking about two completely different things. Let me explain. You say, "Yeah so what" if these huge companies bias & taint the news.....they're SUCCESFUL! What?! So because they employ a lot of people, that means their news is of good quality? No, it doesn't. And their news isn't of good quality, it's shit.
What is also shit is your mindnumbingly oversimplified argument that something that is purchased and consumed more than anything else MUST necessarily be of superior quality, otherwise, people wouldn't buy it. Well, I'm sure that the heroin trade nets more $ than the health food industry--does that mean that heroin is better for you than healthy food. I'm sure most Americans would rather live on McDonald's burgers and fries every day than on Tofu and green veggies. Which diet will kill you faster?
In the case of news, Americans would have to know what else is out there in order to make a better informed choice as to how they want to ingest their information. We would probably agree that many lazy-ass people are ignorant and won't do their homework in order to become informed, and would rather let Fox news scrub their brain..........but when progressives say that the media is privately owned by wealthy partisan interests, filtered, and biased, we are still right.

PS-I'm so tired of people using the old "free market" crap-there has never been a "free" market in the history of the world, and admit it, once you've made astronomical amounts of money in our system, you can't lose. So please don't present the American market place as so free and competitive........rich people tend to stay rich, poor tend to stay poor. If the market is so free and fair, go ahead and build a baseball team that is better than the Yankees, yourself...go build it. Compete. C'mon, you're a bright guy, it should be easy.............
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thanks

by the Jews Saturday, Apr. 10, 2004 at 9:48 AM

thanks for not blaming us for everything.
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want truth check this article out

by ak Tuesday, Aug. 03, 2004 at 5:36 PM

http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/02iraq2.htm
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Donations, Smonations

by David Ross White Tuesday, Aug. 03, 2004 at 7:40 PM
drw@traveladvisors.com

Great bit of research, my friend, documenting all those donations to the wicked and vile G. Bush.

But you purposefully submitted only half of the story in a blatant attempt to spin your agenda by way of these omitted truths.

What's the other half of the story? Why it's the missing list of the matching millions these same corporations donated to the democrat party.

The whole truth is, they don't give a crap which party wins, as long as they can manipulate the "winner" for their own greedy, international, corporate ends.
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misdirection

by fred Tuesday, Aug. 03, 2004 at 8:42 PM

this is a MILD form of dis-information.

im sure its quite true but it doesnt show that all of these firms dontated to the DNC also.

big corporate money ALWAYS hedges their bets on both sides of the fence.
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Mr.

by Man Wednesday, Aug. 04, 2004 at 4:02 AM

The point is, people rely on the 'news' to keep them informed so that they can make good decisions. The news is no longer the news in this country. What passes for news in this country is about 10% reporting and 90% commentary. Why do we need to know what some dittohead pundit thinks about a particular event? We don't. All we need are 'just the facts, ma'am.'. Just report what's happening and let the people decide for themselves. As we now see from the hit documentary, 'OutFoxed', there are people with very clear political, social and economic agendas directing others in how they are to report 'news'. And, you cannot deny that the people running these news outlets are beholden to the owners and their money. It's sad how Americans have become so greedy and self-serving that we no longer are willing to stand up for what is right if there is even an inkling of a possibility that there may be some consequence. Thank those who have been so adament about punishing the whistleblowers. At Faux News, they assume that the American people are too stupid to formulate thier own opinions so, they inject theirs for you. According to 'OutFoxed' there is a lot of high level correspondence between the head of Faux News and its reporters, anchor persons, etc explaining to them how they are going to report an event, then how they are going to explain the event, why they are going to ignore an event that may embarrass the Resident, etc, etc, etc. I would suggest to all read Paul Krugman's, 'The Great Unravelling'. It details this current trend and fames it not as a cultural event, but as an orchestrated revolution by radical forces in this country who have no regard for the Constitution nor the foundations of Democracy as defined by Henry Kissinger himself. We truely live in a time when the ends justify the means. If nothing else, remember that regulation is a good thing. See, there was a time, pre 1930's when there was no regulation of any kind... 'The Guilded Age'. Unbridled excess gave way to abuse and finally the collapse of our economy and moreover our whole society fell into a 'Great Depression' that was only remedied by New Deal and Great Society initiatives which in effect created the middle class which is the back-bone of our country today... and fading fast! The people on the radical right have no use, in fact contempt, for the middle class as evidenced by their unrelenting prusuit to undo all, and I mean ALL, of the policies that have made us the great nation we are today. A compliant media is just one piece of the puzzle. The destruction of the seperation of church and state is another. The usurpation of the courts is just one more (The House of Representatives recently passed a Bill making it illegal for the Supreme Court to rule on a Gay Marriage amendment... Article III, Section II induced). The dismantleing of Social Security, Medicare/Madicaid, The Welfare System, job security and safety... defunding of the public school system and the disenfrachisement of the electorate to name a few. Every social program that got us where we are today is under attack. People, it's time to wake up and smell the coffee. Kissinger said that those who become accostomed to stability will not only be unable to repel the revolution but, will be virtually unable to recognize it. People, the revolution is not being televised. Peace, and God Bless.
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Rupert - DirecTV

by ThirdEye Wednesday, Aug. 04, 2004 at 4:09 AM

Don't forget Rupert as of this year owns DirecTV as well, the most succesful satellite TV provider.
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Nietzscheanism

by Austin in DC Wednesday, Aug. 04, 2004 at 6:40 AM

I am puzzled as to where Nietzsche fits in here, other than the fact that Nietzsche (like Jung) believed the Jewish consciousness difffered from the German. Different did not mean always mean inferior.

Austin
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Media Bias?

by Austin in DC Wednesday, Aug. 04, 2004 at 7:06 AM

It is ludicrous to argue any US media bias against Israel so long as:

1.) Video compilations list HUNDREDS of uniformly positive movies on Israel (not to mention inumerable sympathetic films with holocaust themes or Jewish family narratives).

2.) There are zero pro-Arab films, unless one counts pre WWII stuff.

Given that Jews make up less than 2% of the US population, this is remarkable. Rather than say this is ominous, however, I'd be inclined to say it is a singular bore. Not just to me, but to the rest of the world that doesn't even have this extremely vocal minority among them.

Austin in DC




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Mike

by Mike Thursday, Aug. 05, 2004 at 2:32 AM

Apparently the author feels that His opinion is the only correct one. As He feels He must use colorful language to assert His feelings. Or maybe this is another example of how the left or right feels compelled to exclude the other's opinion. Where is the tolerance?
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Mr.

by Ryan White Thursday, Sep. 01, 2005 at 7:01 PM

Viacom and CBS merged in '99?
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Ms.

by Lynn Smith Saturday, Sep. 17, 2005 at 4:11 AM

Are you seriously trying to say that we have a republican media?
Wow. where have you been for the last 4 years?
I'd like to see how much these companies donated to democratic campaigns.
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Campaign Finance Reform

by Kevin Shayne Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at 6:28 PM
kshayne@iwon.com

The foxes are guarding the hen house (Congress). Our democracy, freedom, and liberty depend on campaign finance reform. Without that our country is for sale to the highest bidder.

If terrorists want to destroy this country they should lobby Congress and they could do it from the inside. No need for killing when you could just buy our government.

What to do? I would love to see a special tax placed on all federal lobbying organizations. That money would go to fund all elections.
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Mr.

by Florida Thursday, Nov. 03, 2005 at 7:53 AM

"there has never been a "free" market in the history of the world" Huh? There has always been a free market. Even at the hight of the Soviet Union people traded between one another. Free trade can be hampered by Government, but it can never be eliminated. Don't believe me? Want to buy a gun? Or some porn? Or some crack? Or a ghost in a bottle? Or old letters written by Elvis? Or a passport to any country in the world? Or a prostitute? Or whiskey? In fact, you tell me what can't be bought? If that ain't free trade - you tell me what is?
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MR

by p Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at 1:57 PM

A free market is not defined by whether you can get crack, silly. Just because you can get it does not mean it is not influenced, directed and controled by someone other then the market itself. Like let’s say... opec
gezz if you live in the us that is just sad. With the availibility of information and economic education and you think market is free. it is subbed by government which is not a free market.
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Incomplete Info

by George Thomas Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2006 at 7:02 AM

I noticed the 'donated $X to GW campaign' inclusions - I did not notice the 'donated to Al Gore or John Kerry campaigns'... Does the author wish us to believe these corporate entities did NOT donate to GW's opponents or the Democrat party?
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Who are you kidding?

by Ethan Monday, Oct. 02, 2006 at 6:11 PM

This article didn't tell me anything I didn't really know. I'm more surprised with some of the comments. Like the last one from Brent. Simply because people bash Bush (it aint like it's hard) doesn't mean they don't support their own ideologies over others. I love MSNBC, and the news they give out is much better than the crap on fox or local stations, but they do have their own agendas, and to think otherwise is beyond naive. It's popular right now to bash the president, so they do it. When the war was popular they supported that. The media is manipulative entertainment, nothing more. Not that I don't love it, I'm a communications major after all. Look, if you want politicians to give you breaks, monopoly rights (like Clinton), etc. then you need to give them money for their campaigns. They do have their carreers to consider after all, they don't have much time to think about us silly consumers. If you want unbiased news, good luck, but PBS, NPR, BBC, these are the places you should be going to for news.
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Re: Who owns CNN? or MSNBC? ABC?

by SmartOpinion Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 3:54 AM
sopinion@yahoo.com

All those who oppose the Article should just ask when was the last time these corporations allowed Anti-War opinions on their network programs. Remember Phil Donahue, he was fired 'Cos he just expressed an Anti-War opinion. If you don't understand it then you are living in a Utopia. Before opposing any opinion just go and search for International news and then one may find various opinions and hence the real truth.. Nature is never LEFT or RIGHT it always has one ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Please stop clasiifying any opinion as LEFT or RIGHT. Try to explore http://www.democraynow.org
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sonny

by sonny Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at 1:42 PM
sonnyglide1@alltel.net

sounds like you all have a real handle on the "truth"...
so why dosen't anyone tell the "truth" about
WTC BLD #7
but then again I guess you all get your truth form main stream media,
sheepole!
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Who owns GE?

by Ninja-Proof Shell Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at 9:11 PM
Supertortoise@hotmail.com

The information about who owns NBC, CBS, Time-warner, etc is all detailed and easily researched. However, I can't seem to find any indication of ownership of GE, public or private. It's almost as if GE is an entity in and of itself, a citizen of the world "who" can buy up property and appear in court.

Anyway, if anyone has helpful information/links about this, an email would be greatly appreciated.
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GE

by Lord Locksley Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at 11:55 PM

GE is a publicly owned corporation....anybody can buy and own shares of common stock in GE
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Not Exactly

by johnk Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 at 2:40 AM

GE is the second largest company in the world. Half its business is finance, meaning its as much a bank as anything else.

A finance website will usually list major holdings.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=GE

Institutional investors own half of GE. I assume that individuals own the other half.

A lot of the individuals are the families who owned the shares of stocks in companies that GE acquired. They're not average working class folks.

Also, the largest mutual fund holding is still only 1/4 the largest insitutional holding, which is Barclays.

The rhetoric of publicly traded shares of stock, as a kind of democatic corrective to the excesses of rapacious capitalism, are just words. Mostly, it's a propaganda used by capitalists to get working people to side with the capitalists, against other working people.
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Freelance Graphic Artist

by Rita Ferdinando Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at 2:13 PM
ArtistRitaferdi@cs.com Spring Hill Florida

I wanted to who owns ABC and found this web page. I looking for employment. I heard ABC owns GE. After reading your cite maybe I should run!
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Who owns it all? you ask...

by Webmusher Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007 at 7:29 AM
bill@somefake.com

The Networks are all owned by the assorted Families of Skull & Bones fame. The approx. 300 Families own every major network, NBC, CBS/Viacom, Westinghouse, not to mention every railroad, auto manufacturer, mining operation, logging and milling, banking and insurance and even education, publishing and manufacturing firms. They have had almost 300 years to accomplish this takeover with the beginning in old World Royal Wealth.
The families of the Skull and Bones include Westinghouse, Bush, Cheney, Taft, and many names you would instantly recognize. These Families all receive guidance from the Black Pope or Fr. Andrew Bertie, of the Knights of Malta.

The Knights should scare the fuck out of you.

http://www.area907.info
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Dr

by Holliday Sunday, May. 20, 2007 at 2:30 PM
legalpad@hotmail.com

What does it mean that you failed to note what GE contributed to the Democrats? Look it up.
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To Dr, Rita

by johnk Monday, Jun. 25, 2007 at 9:42 AM

I'm sure they give to both parties, but traditionally, big business gives more to Republicans than Democrats. Until the late 80s, Dems were dominated by labor unions, but the unions got decimated by Reagan, NAFTA, Clinton, and some self-destruction, so Dems went begging and found that corporations were happy to pay.

Still, despite this, the Dems remain the party that unions support, and also the party that mobilizes their people to campaign for free. Reps pay more per-vote, and lacking union support, go for the big business money a lot more.

Anyone who implies that the Reps and Dems are equal (and equally guilty) in their taking donations from corporations has his head up his butt. (That means you, Dr. Holliday. How does it smell up there?)

Look at the flack Obama is getting for taking corporate money. Every major Republican takes more than Obama ever did, but nobody complains... because that's what people expect of Republicans. Many Republicans also think it's correct and proper, too, to be servants to the money.

Rita: Disney owns ABC.
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It's Amazing

by blogbob Saturday, Jul. 07, 2007 at 7:45 AM

that people are still knocking each other around on this thread four years after its post. It would be interesting to see stats on the 2004 and 2006 election cycles to see if corporatist america is getting the message that the boob job is screwing up.

either way, it's all about corporations ("aritificial people" in the parlance of an 1880s civics book I've seen) buying influence to assure that their bidding is done...like making it impossible for parents of autistic children to ever pursue redress against vaccine makers if a connection is ever proven between thimerozal (sp?) and autism.

We need public financing of our elections, and we need it now. Our leaders spend so much time whoring for donations that they have no time to do OUR bidding (we vote--the Artificial People do NOT!). How about this? Corporations and individuals may contribute to a single pot, out of which candidates of both/all parties will be funded equally. This will give the American people an option--no longer the choice between the lesser of two evils. It will relieve the candidates of the need to go on golf outings to Scotland, and allow them to focus instead on what is in the COUNTRY's best interest instead of Enron's or GE's or Rockwell's.

Any takers?
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Mr.

by frank ooms Thursday, Jul. 12, 2007 at 6:01 AM
frankooms@earthlink.net

I didn't notice in the list of GE holdings the branch that makes jet engines and does anyone know if they make jet engines for military fighter jets, bombers, or other vehicles?
Does Westinghouse have a branch that makes any Military hardware or software?
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Incensed

by frank ooms Thursday, Jul. 12, 2007 at 6:02 AM
frankooms@earthlink.net

I didn't notice in the list of GE holdings the branch that makes jet engines and does anyone know if they make jet engines for military fighter jets, bombers, or other vehicles?
Does Westinghouse have a branch that makes any Military hardware or software?
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this may help

by dwc Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 at 10:28 AM

General Electric
http://www.ge.com

* Holdings
* Timeline

1878
Thomas Edison forms Edison Electric Light Company
1892
Edison General Electric Company merges with Thomson-Houston Electric Company to create General Electric Company
1897
Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company formed by Guglielmo Marconi
1901
Emile Berliner and Eldridge Johnson form the Victor Talking Machine Company
1906
David Sarnoff begins working at American Marconi
1917
U.S. Government begins using GE produced aircraft engines
1919
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) is created. RCA is formed after the U.S. Government gives control of the wireless industry back to the public sector following World War I. RCA gains the assets of American Marconi and becomes the controlling body of the patents belonging to General Electric, Westinghouse, United Fruit and AT&T
1926
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) formed. Sarnoff sees the potential of a nationwide network of radio stations and gets RCA, GE and Westinghouse to invest in the acquisition of WEAF in New York City and WJZ in Newark
NBC's "Red" and "Blue" networks respectively -as the flagship stations for the new NBC Radio network
1927
NBC Radio broadcasts the Rose Bowl to nationwide audience
1929
RCA purchases Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ for $154 million and begins manufacturing radios and phonographs
1932
Due to concerns of a growing monopoly, GE and Westinghouse sell off stake in RCA
1939
NBC introduces television broadcasting at the World's Fair in New York City
1941
Federal Communications Commission releases its Report on Chain Broadcasting. The report is critical of the growth of broadcast networks and proposes that NBC sell off one of its two networks
NBC Red & NBC Blue
1941
NBC receives first license for a commercial television station
1943
After losing court battles with the FCC over the demand to divest one off its networks, RCA sells of NBC Blue Network to Edward Noble, lifesavers candy creator. Network eventually becomes ABC
1954
NBC has first color telecast of Rose Bowl parade. Very few people actually see the telecast because there are not that many color sets in use
1966
RCA purchases Random House
1973
RCA purchases Ballantine Books
becomes part of Random House
1980
RCA sells of Random House to S. I. Newhouse's Advance Publications
1985
GE acquires NBC as part of a $6.3 billion for RCA
1986
- GE sells RCA's music division to Bertelsmann
1989
CNBC is formed
1996
MSNBC is launched. Cable news network is a joint partnership between GE and Microsoft
1997
CNBC Asia and Europe are formed.
1999
GE gains 32% stake in Paxson Communications and its PAX TV network
2002
Telemundo Communications Group is acquired for $2.7 billion in a deal with an investment group that includes Sony and Liberty Media. In a separate deal, Bravo Network is acquired from a deal with Cablevision and MGM for $1.25 billion
2003
Deal announced between GE and Vivendi Universal to create NBC Universal. In the deal, GE acquires Vivendi Universal's entertainment holdings which include theme parks and Universal Pictures' movie and television studios, and three cable channels (NYT 10/9/03)

Television
NBC Stations:
WNBC
New York
KNBC
Los Angeles
WMAQ
Chicago
WCAU
Philadelphia
KNTV
San Jose/San Francisco
KXAS
Dallas/Fort Worth
WRC
Washington
WTVJ
Miami
KNSD
San Diego
WVIT
Hartford
WNCN
Raleigh
WCMH
Columbus
WVTM
Birmingham
WJAR
Providence
Telemundo Stations:
KVEA/KWHY
Los Angeles
WNJU
New York
WSCV
Miami
KTMD
Houston
WSNS
Chicago
KXTX
Dallas/Fort Worth
KVDA
San Antonio
KSTS
San Jose/San Francisco
KDRX
Phoenix
KNSO
Fresno
KMAS
Denver
WNEU
Boston/Merrimack
KHRR
Tucson
WKAQ
Puerto Rico
NBC Universal Television Studio
NBC Universal Television Distribution
CNBC
MSNBC
Bravo
Mun2TV
Sci-Fi
Trio
USA
Film
Universal Pictures
Parks
Universal Parks & Resorts
Other
Paxson Communications (30%)
Other General Electric Businesses
GE Aircraft Engines
GE Commercial Finance
GE Consumer Products
GE Industrial Systems
GE Insurance
GE Medical Systems
GE Plastics
GE Power Systems
GE Specialty Materials
GE Transportation Systems
last updated 06/01/2004
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How much did these orgs donate to Dems?

by simiansam Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 at 11:05 AM

I think media conglomeration and the liberal media myth does suck, but I'm sure these organizations have also contributed to Democratic campaigns - are there numbers there in the same place you found these?
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the

by marsh outlaw Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at 3:03 AM

Is this serious. People actually thought CNN was liberal? Give me a break...
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yum!

by What's That? Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 at 11:32 AM

The RNC as Really Not Criminals or the GOP as Guys On Power or tax and steal opposed to tax and spend or how about one big party of Capital?

The people have no party.

Jokes on you. Ha ha. ( elbow in ribs )
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Request for References

by middle_class->lower_class Friday, Nov. 02, 2007 at 11:36 AM
nietoflolop@yahoo.com 800-whitehouse

Internet content like is a bit shady without any references. At least mention where this information is coming from. It will very valuable to many people who are glued to these networks.
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THE CHOING GAME

by Jim Hudson Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at 7:07 PM
theoldmanuj@comcast.net 352-365-0326 36744 daisy , fruitland park fl.

How many more kids have to die before you warn people about this deadly game thats killing our kids? My grandson David Cody Hudson choked himself to death sept. 24th, playing game that if we had known about would have never happen. If T.V. and radio would get togather and warn people everyday about this deadly game, maybe you might save a life. http://www.stop-the-choking-game.com, http://www.deadlygameschildrenplay.com If you have kids, don't think this could never happen to you. This is all thats left of my David Cody, david-cody-hudson.memory-of.com. I need your help please don't delete this before reading it. Thanks,
Jim Hudson
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GE versus Obama

by Tynan Kelly Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at 5:45 PM
awaysidetraveler@yahoo.com

The United States vs Antoin Resko and Ali Ata is really General Electric vs. Obama. George Bush appointed Patrick Fitzgerald as prosecutor after the CIA Plume leak forced Ashcroft to resign, and he appointed St. Eve to the position of judge after her work as an associate attorney prosecutor for the Whitewater fraud case. General Electric owns NBC, who first aired the Rasko case, and Conrad Black–convicted of fraud–owned the Chicago Sun-Tribune, which first published the articles connecting Rasko with Obama. Black’s fraud case changed to a minor case, probably because the judge leaked some documents to the jury–youtube the jury on the Black case and note that the saving documents were not presented by the defense. It’s all timed to wreck Obama’s chances, because General Electric has billions to lose if Obama becomes president.


It is important for a media source separate from NBC and the Chicago Sun-Times to investigate the details surrounding the Antoin Resko case, before this kangaroo court makes a mockery of the Democratic Primary.
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GE/MSNBC/Kucinich

by Amy Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at 9:14 PM

It is absolutely irresponsible and unconstitutional for MSNBC/GE to censor Dennis Kucinich by not allowing him to debate in Nevada. Since when was this acceptable practice? I am fully aware that there is no "free press" but I'll be damned if the news media is going to steer me to the candidate they endorse. Shame on you GE!
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the only way

by may sound silly Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at 11:55 AM

i know no one wants to hear this but the only way to get passed all this is to create a "utopia" hope that is the way to spell it. but to stop wanting all the "things" that are out there. it sounds silly but if everyone could work toward the same thing "living" everybody get paid the same, for acting being a scientist a teacher and i know people will say its comunism like the old russia but thats not what i mean. no dictator no militia but in order to do this the whole planet has to be on board. again i know it sounds crazy, but think no more starving kids because with out all the bull how could we focus on 100000 cars and 3000 sq. homes for 2 people. its a way of life different than we are even capable of thinking of much less actually doing, but until then there will always be this state of lies and deciet and questioning whos doing what. if you had 5 million in the bank you would have voted for bush too! the omish folks are pretty close to the "utopia" very simple peolple im not saying you have to be dumb or controled by anybody just to do the right thing all the time, brothers keeper, that sort of thing. ah well who am i kidding i wont see it in my lifetime, but it is a nice thought. and i know you all will say what about all the people that break the laws now and rape and kill, well as i said earlier "do the right thing all the time" and i know some folks are just crazy, and there are ways of taking care of that. also when are we going to stop over populating this planet? 2.5 born for every 1 that dies at a rate of 2000 a day holy shit!!!!
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Corporate Media Blackout Campaign

by Jackie Schuster Friday, Apr. 04, 2008 at 9:07 AM


I have been writing to various cable "news" personalities and to media watch groups complaining about the Corporate media biases against BOTH the Dem candidates as the media has consciously framed the Dem race as a house in turmoil and bloodshed (note the variety of war rhetoric used to frame the daily reports on the Dems). By contrast the media has unabashedly actually been campaigning for the Republican media darling, shielding him from the glare of his repeated, two-faced flip-flops selling out to ambition, scandalous campaign finance trickeries, (see links below) and a life time of politicking, to capitalize on his POW experience, (which in reality is no more patriotic, historic, or heroic than all those other POWs this great country has produced who did not demand payback every six years since their return). Remember this is the same media that not only helped facilitate the Iraq war, but also continued to paint it red white & blue for years even after the lies could not be hidden any longer! Would Bush-Rove-Cheney & Co have been able to pull the wool over our eyes without its well made Corporate media machinery that sold the NeoCon Republican narrative? Remember how many reporters who were actually doing their job were fired? From the extreme "right wing" FOX to the so-called "Centrist" NBC/MSNBC/ABC/CBS and the "Liberal" CNN...they had the political spectrum covered to manipulate the truth!

Despite all the complaining, I find that this media continues to press on...drunk with power! It's no surprise to me though... After all, absolute power corrupts absolutely! But, greed is at the heart of it all, no matter how the media frames it...patriotism, nationalism, pragmatism, etc, etc....

So -- I strongly second the idea of a media blackout campaign! All democracies today that have overthrown fascism have taken a people's movement. It's time to awaken and not be sheep.

Actually I am going to go so far as to cancel my cable service for a month and turn exclusively to Public radio and TV for my news! (Of course, I have noticed how this administration has pushed some of the worst Corporations through that door too) by its campaign for cutting public media funding). Before the mainstream Corporate media hijacks Democracy for a third time, it is indeed time to stop whining and actually taking action! ... As Bill Maher would say, STOP being such PUSSIES!


John McCain's other scandal, it's actually quite serious, and criminal
http://www.americablog.com/2008/02/john-mccains-other-scandal-its-actually.html

John McCain's media pals can't seem to grasp McCain's campaign finance scandal
http://www.americablog.com/2008/03/john-mccains-media-pals-cant-seem-to.html
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G.E.'s Contributions to Democrat Campaigns

by E. C. Thursday, May. 22, 2008 at 7:09 AM

$900,000+

http://www.campaignmoney.com/general_electric.asp

About to $200,000, but still pretty significant
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G.E.'s Contributions to Democrat Campaigns

by E. C. Thursday, May. 22, 2008 at 7:12 AM

GE also gave $900,000+ to Dems since '99.
About to $200,000, but still pretty significant.

It's on campaignmoney (dot) com (slash) general (underscore) electric (dot) asp
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G.E.'s Contributions to Democrat Campaigns

by E. C. Thursday, May. 22, 2008 at 7:17 AM

GE also gave $900,000+ to Dems since '99.
About to $200,000, but still pretty significant.

It's on campaignmoney (dot) com (slash) general (underscore) electric (dot) asp
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what about $ donations to democrats?

by tuco Saturday, Jun. 21, 2008 at 1:45 PM

we have seen yet another weak liberal attempt to state the ridiculous and pass it off as logic. Time warner a Bush supporter? WHAT!!!! and what are the numbers of the democratic party in the last few presidential elections??? Hmmm
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mr.

by ken k Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 at 6:40 PM
krtkiel@axs4u.net

what a stupid article.....somehow equating NBC and MSNBC to donations to the Bush campaign - MSNBC is the most liberal "hack" on TV.......don't talk about free press with keith olberman on TV -what a joke
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Opposite of postitional proof

by free-bird of ME Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008 at 6:37 PM

found this link within two tries on a google search. Began to see just the information I was hoping to find which was who owned what and which media outlets were attached to what party and how I was being influenced. All the info referred to G.W. funding and I only ask how many of the same companies gave to Kerry or Gore. Equal Opportunity Pocket Filling. The EOPF successful busy strategy of politcal control exists and this article just solidified that. Signed Just
a Line Cook from a Small City in a Big World Hoping to Find some Answers.
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Opposite of postitional proof

by free-bird of ME Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008 at 6:38 PM

found this link within two tries on a google search. Began to see just the information I was hoping to find which was who owned what and which media outlets were attached to what party and how I was being influenced. All the info referred to G.W. funding and I only ask how many of the same companies gave to Kerry or Gore. Equal Opportunity Pocket Filling. The EOPF successful busy strategy of politcal control exists and this article just solidified that. Signed Just
a Line Cook from a Small City in a Big World Hoping to Find some Answers.
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mateo

by Mateo Sumotino Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2008 at 6:42 PM
toddsumrall@earthlink.net 3184369165

Funny, The writer is apparently reporting on biases in news yet only lists the contributions made to the Republican party. While most if not all of the corporations also made contributions to the Democratic party. Is the pot calling the pan black?
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Mr

by R L Burgess Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at 4:05 AM
rburgess1771@dishmail.net 740.458.1771

It is sad that a majority of good Americans have been seduced through the carefully calculated political money machine of Liberals who are using their media, rich backers, the Fannie/Freddie machine that was designed to suck the money from all Americans and fund their powered take over of America. WE ARE BEING DESTROYED FROM WITHIN and it is only a matter of time until the lead starts flying. America will now longer look like we now see it! Yes, the Obama machine is taking control, but will end up in selfdestruction, not in control as they plan! I remember the sixties and I predict those who suvive these times will be sorry for being part of this, providing they eventually recognize their mistake of support the machine of corruption. LOOK OUT ON ELECTION DAY and AFTER! AMERICA IS GOING TO CHANGE.....I ONLY HOPE OUR MILITARY AND CANANDA can handle the situation that will take place in our cities!
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Concerned American

by CM Mendez Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at 7:55 AM
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I have been reading many, many post by many, many Republicans. As always, the post made by "Mr" has absolutely no truth to it and no fact. It is all based on emotion and false accusations. The reality of the facts is that America is in a state of decline because the Republican Machine and George Bush (who had control of the United States Government for the past 8 years) have led us into our current economic crisis by deregulating the markets and allowing the "Fat Cats" in Wall Street to sink their greedy little hands into everything.

I know many of you will start swinging your accusations at me, but before you do, I recommend you check http://www.factcheck.org with you accusations. Don't make yourself sound ignorant by claiming something that is not true.

Our country needs Obama, we need to move away from the conservative rule that has controlled our country. When you mention the 60's I can only think about the uproar and war that took over our country. These problems were initiated in the 50's with the conservative movement control. Today, we face the same issue, the mess was created by the republicans and it is up to the rest of us to pick up the pieces.

Let us not forget, that under Clinton we had a sound economy and no War...under Bush...well, basically he screwed up worse than his dad and look at our economy.

God Bless America!
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damn!- some questions!

by not again... Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Why do these Obamazoids keep riding on their criminal simese twin to garner any kind of credibility?
Brain washed or just blowing smoke up our ass?
Like Obama with his foundation backers and weathemen friends and his non citizenship and his lying ass pretending to care about us, will offer any change.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Trilatral who founded Al-CIAda, selected this stooge for capitalism and all the vote fraud in the world wont make him a president.
They give us two garbage piles to choose from and call it an election.

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An American Citizen with questions

by J Bone Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2008 at 11:10 AM

its not about republicans and democrats people. its about these companies who make contributions to candidates so when these candidates get into power the contributors will have the political support they need to pursue their agendas here and abroad, and everybody (the wealthy elite) makes money regardless of the social and enviromental consequences of their profit machine. and like its not enough they also get tax breaks because our government allows it! and the middle working class? sorry no tax breaks for you.

the american people needs to be aware and start asking why sooner than later? why do we have our military in 130 countries? why did we bail out bankers? and why are we (the middle class with no tax break) paying for it. what happened to being held accountable for one's actions? why have we not aggressively explored solar, wind, wave and tide, geothermal and electro magnetism as a clean source of renewable energy? we put a man on the moon back in the 60's!! 40 years ago! (don't tell me its expensive. we can afford a trillion dollars for our military budget) why are our civil liberties being taken away from us slowly through the "patriot act"? why these retina scans and fingerprint scans in the airports? why are these radio frequency identifications being applied slowly to main stream media?

its all leading to one world goverment! the new world order. its not over ladies and gentlemen unless we all stop watching the tub and wake the eff up and start asking serious questions about our government and who's really running the show.
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Well Said!

by AmericanGirl Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Well Said!
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chingo cheese

by thegreatest Monday, Mar. 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM

hehehehahahahahahohohohohohoohoho
this is a letter to those who are bored.
thankyou
your dearest leader
hjohnsonthegreat.
thankyou
manager
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George

by George Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2009 at 8:14 AM

How about that Jon Stewart? He took that Kramer charlatan apart like a smart kid playing with an erector set. There's more news on his show than on most of the major networks, who clearly are pandering too often and "reporting" too infrequently. They took it so easy on our last incompetent in the White House for eight years, and now they're going after a President who's actually working for all of us, instead of the wealthiest 10%, probably because their owners determine too much of what they do and say. If this makes me an "internet troll," so be it. Sometimes the internet is the only place where a person can actually gather facts and information, rather than propaganda. When Rush Limbaugh becomes a trusted voice in a democratic nation, it's clear that too many of our citizens can't differentiate accurate information from propaganda.
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Heres the link to donor info

by Tim Friday, Apr. 24, 2009 at 3:16 AM

This is General Electrics donations since 1990, but opensecrets has everyones info if you really care about the facts....you'll see its move from Republican to Democrat donations in 2008. Money goes to the party in power....its simply an attempt at influence not an ethical stance one way or the other.


http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?cycle=A&type=P&id=D000000125
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Who benefits?

by WhatIsInItForMe Friday, Apr. 24, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Anyone notice that the networks that basically rolled out the carpet for Obama during the primaries and the general election are companies that stand to benefit directly from a reworking of our energy grid? Two electric companies and the nations largest cable company. Coincidence? Personally, I think that explains why they go to bat for him every day on TV and Cable TV to make certain that the reports in the media are favorable. Of course, if this is true, we have arrived at true fascism. Because fascism is defined as the mariage of government and industry such that the propoganda machine run by industry is for the sole benefit of one man. The last successful campaign of this type lead to the rise of Adolph Hitler. We will know how evil these folks are by the number of times and the frequency that they try to use the media to restrict our rights and undermine our constitutional law. Time will tell but thus far things are not looking very good folks.
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Two different things

by watcher Friday, Apr. 24, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Owning shares that were purchased by one's financial planner and controlling an entity by determining what it reports are two different things. Most people are not even aware of the connections between these companies, which the author of this site has so wisely chose to convey. If people refused to buy shares in companies whose subsidiaries and affiliates reported news with obvious biases, that would be a very good thing. But they don't. Because most people don't even realize the connections. Americans go around feeling intelligent and liberated when they are really largely manipulated by powerful capitalistic entities who keep getting richer and richer. And when huge capitalistic entities go belly up, the CEO's and founders keep thier big houses and their vacation villas because they file bankruptcy or get bailed out by the taxpayers. So those individual investors really pay the price.
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i concur whole-heartedly!

by i c u... p? Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009 at 5:07 AM

here here! well said my good man. chap chap
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Mr.

by Sam Sneed Sunday, Jun. 28, 2009 at 4:45 AM

I would like to see this list updated as the references to the 200 election are now 8 yrs old. GE has the most to gain from the 'green' energy fad and this BS climate change bill. Follow the $
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SHR

by SHR Wednesday, Aug. 05, 2009 at 6:47 AM
marshellahamill@gmail.com

The same companies you listed as donating to the repulicans also donated to democrats. Please do your homework!
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?city=WASHINGTON&st=DC&last=general+electric
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twist, huh?

by James d Stewart Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at 3:15 PM
stampede8@juno.com

The function of the federal government is to protect the citizenry. The function of the bill of rights is to protect us from the government. this is not a conservative assertion. that's why it starts "Congress shall make no law". the 1st amendment is designed to protect your speech from government control.
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Ms.

by Marilyn Stern Monday, Sep. 07, 2009 at 9:51 AM

The date shown is 2000. Things have changed drastically since then. It is now 2009. GE is now owned and controlled by our current administration. Watch MSNBC and you will get a good picture of the direction in which the current administration is leading us. If you want the truth watch Fox News, the network they are trying to silence.
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ItsRick

by RMargetts Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 at 6:47 AM
rick@logicshesolutions.co.uk

I wouldnt have thought Fox would tell the trurth C-Span is a better bet, Have a look at Ron Pauls hearing to audit the fed very intresting http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2009/09/25/HP/A/23601/House%20Financial%20Services%20Cmte%20Hearing%20on%20Regulatory%20Overhaul.aspx
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Mr. Arthur Dreyer

by Art Dreyer Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at 4:12 AM
ajdreyer@comcast.net 863 873 1390 2455 So. Lake Letta Dr. #37 Avon Park Fl. 33825

I feel that Fox is the only Corp. that runs as close to "Truthful" reporting as is reasonable to expect. If it were possable I would like to see unbiased reporting accross the industry. Silly Man.
Thank you Fox Please help the american people to know honesty behind the headlines.
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Muslim ownership of CNN

by Gaborkl Gladoindiva Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at 2:03 PM
mike@aol.com 598-8569874 12300 Las Vegas Blvd South

It would be good to know how many owners of CNN there are from Muslim countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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Muslim ownership of CNN

by Gaborkl Gladoindiva Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM
mike@aol.com 598-8569874 12300 Las Vegas Blvd South

It would be good to know how many owners of CNN there are from Muslim countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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punctuation is important

by ? Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

punctuation is important
shouldn't the title read
Muslim ownership of CNN?
but I know what you mean.
That's why you see all the Muslim news casts and can' t get any other prospective. It's Islam everywhere, all the time. Everything is about pro Islamic support.
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it sure does

by watching Israeli spooks Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at 3:43 PM

It must be if you actually *believed the comment about Muslim media control, but with another of your comments about nothing at all, "the idiocy continues" and thanks for proving it.
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viewer

by d crumley Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at 3:59 PM
agathasgrace@yahoo.com

anyone to write to cmplain about sixty hours worth of infomercials in 12 hours??please for insomniacs!
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Former US Citizen

by Expat Saturday, Jan. 02, 2010 at 7:26 AM

I wrote CNN requesting that they go back to covering world events instead mostly only the mid-east. It seems that is all that is on. Even the commercials; a few notes on a piano for Dubai every 12 minutes and watching some Arab watering palm trees in a desert. I am sick of it. There are more places in the world to cover other than this hot bed for Islamic violence, full of car bombs. So I then Googled to see who owns CNN, expecting to see a Dubai company, and landed here. I see others have noticed this as well. Maybe they will get the message to stop giving these people press time and then maybe the bombs will slow down a bit. We are all tired of hearing about it.
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-pop-

by "hot bed for Islamic violence" Saturday, Jan. 02, 2010 at 7:41 AM

sloganeering fudgewits aside, it would be interesting to note that this 'hot bed' is in the periphery of Israel's rampant colonial rat state.
And after all the Special forces, SAS and *other 'Arab' dressed provocateurs, caught bombing and shooting up markets etc. we would see less of an attempt, by the Israeli propaganda services to play this roach as a chip.
And all this media attention you mention never hits the American news unless Israel allows it to be aired.
Israel, the new frontier.
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Mr.

by Sg Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:36 AM

To all those who made comments about these organizations must have also given to the DNC ___

Let me assure YOU that Rupert Murdoch for one did NOT do diddle for the Democratic Party !! Be aware there are no pro left views on FOX "NEWS".You Folks are not facing REALITY! WAKE UP!!
Also, let me assure in the case of the ones who did donate to the DNC that what they gave was much less compared to The Republican party who is glued to corporate America!
Lastly in the case of CBS Which is owned by the Caryle Group this comment of "Well they must have given to the Democrats also is even more LAUGHABLE!!!!!!---- THE CARYLE GROUP IS OWNED BY THE BUSH & BIN LADEN FAMILIES!!!
[ THINK ABOUT IT WHILE FIGHTING AL QAEDA THE CARYLE GROUP WHO OWNS HALIBURTON WAS ALSO FUNDING AL QAEDA!!!!!--- SO MUCH FOR THE CONSERVATIVE PATRIOTIC IDEAL!
BY THE WAY DID NOT HALIBURTON MOVE TO DUBAI TO AVOID TAXES WHILE THEY CONTINUED TO PROFIT WITH FROM THOSE NO-BID CONTRACTS RECEIVED FROM THE BUSH REGIME.??] Thus, let me assure you my republican friends that Bush got all benefit of profits from CBS for himself!!!
WAKE UP YOU CONSERVATIVES WHO DENY REALITY!!!!!
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getting better

by Joseph Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 at 5:06 AM

Obviously 'Mr.' doesn't watch anything but the lame media, or he would know that Fox news constantly airs leftist view points. But it is typical of today's liberals to put their head in the dirt, accuse others of what they are guilty of, and then tell everyone else to wake up while they themselves live in a fantasy siesta.
THANK YOU George Bush for ridding the world of that other Amadinejad in Iraq, and for keeping the U.S. secure. To bad the dems prevented the republicans in 2006 (which the dems are now finally confessing was their fault) from reigning in Fannie and Freddy, the root cause of the subprime meltdown.
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This is a cut and paste from another laughable article

by George Clonewolf Cloney Friday, Jul. 23, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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I'm sure in your wet dream, you can hope that the misinformation in this article is true, but sadly, you must awake and see that it is not.

Muslim ownership in the bulk of the main stream media networks is completely ignored (which is why we get pro-Palestine and anti-Israel propaganda 99% of the time). It seems to connect everyone and everything to the evil "George Bush" as if all of life was an Oliver Stone movie or a fantasy novel packaged and sold as "history" by Howard Zinn, but sadly, it is not.

The truth is, most of the primary national networks in the US are liberal owned and run. The exception is Fox which is owned by moderates and run by moderate-conservatives.

Pull it together people, George Bush isn't to blame for everything, stupidity in reporting, like this article, is to blame.

Love

George "Clonewolf" Cloney
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Israeli dual citizens

by who owns our gov? Saturday, Jul. 24, 2010 at 3:13 AM

American / Israeli Dual Citizens in the American Government

Rahm Emanuel -whitehouse chief of staff [ and bath-house buddy of Obama ]
Attorney General - Michael Mukasey
former Head of Homeland Security - Michael Chertoff
Chairman Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Richard Perle
Deputy Defense Secretary (Former) - Paul Wolfowitz
Under Secretary of Defense - Douglas Feith
National Security Council Advisor - Elliott Abrams
Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff (Former) - “Scooter” Libby
White House Deputy Chief of Staff - Joshua Bolten
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs - Marc Grossman
Director of Policy Planning at the State Department - Richard Haass
U.S. Trade Representative (Cabinet-level Position) - Robert Zoellick
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - James Schlesinger
UN Representative (Former) - John Bolton
Under Secretary for Arms Control - David Wurmser
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Eliot Cohen
Senior Advisor to the President - Steve Goldsmith
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Christopher Gersten
Assistant Secretary of State - Lincoln Bloomfield
Deputy Assistant to the President - Jay Lefkowitz
White House Political Director - Ken Melman
National Security Study Group - Edward Luttwak
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Kenneth Adelman
Defense Intelligence Agency Analyst (Former) - Lawrence (Larry) Franklin
National Security Council Advisor - Robert Satloff
President Export-Import Bank U.S. - Mel Sembler
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families - Christopher Gersten
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs
- Mark Weinberger
White House Speechwriter - David Frum
White House Spokesman (Former) - Ari Fleischer
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Henry Kissinger
Deputy Secretary of Commerce - Samuel Bodman
Under Secretary of State for Management - Bonnie Cohen
Director of Foreign Service Institute - Ruth Davis
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Halfbreed in US

by Halfbreed in US Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM
ca1i7@hotmail.com 7039361212

I agree with you. How do you get people to listen, and stop fighting eachother?
This is what they are going to do to the Wikileaks guy.
Its textbook. They will discredit him. Make statements about his santiy. Put him into a series of lawsuits to depleat his funds. Harass him til he questions his own sanity. They will start a public media lashing. Instigate lies that will make the public hate him. Then you begin to get paranoid and they try to break you down mentally.
Then if the person snaps and lashes out violently the media splashes it everywhere and says see I told you so, he's crazy. And people buy it everytime.

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Disney Ownership: A Correction

by Tom Sewell Friday, Sep. 03, 2010 at 10:21 AM
sewellthomas@gmail.com

Disney does not actually own its franchised theme parks in Japan.
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"WE the People"

by D.E.Godman Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Does ANY American know what a "Capitonym" is? When a word in a sentence, that is not a "proper noun" is "capitalized" it changes the meaning and pronunciation of that word. As in "WE the People" in our Constitution. "We" is capitalized because it is the first word of the sentence. "People" is capitalized to chage its meaning, pronunciation, and to DECEIVE 'US.' "People" means= "we the People." Meaning those who signed THIS declaration. NOT...."we the people" of the United States! ONLY, I said ONLY, the people who signed that declaration, and "those-who" take their place. It does NOT MEAN, "we the people" of America! UNDERSTAND?
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"WE the People"

by D.E.Godman Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Does ANY American know what a "Capitonym" is? When a word in a sentence, that is not a "proper noun" is "capitalized" it changes the meaning and pronunciation of that word. As in "WE the People" in our Constitution. "We" is capitalized because it is the first word of the sentence. "People" is capitalized to change its meaning, pronunciation, and to DECEIVE 'US.' "People" means= "we the People." Meaning those who signed THIS declaration. NOT...."we the people" of the United States! ONLY, I said ONLY, the people who signed that declaration, and "those-who" take their place. It does NOT MEAN, "we the people" of America! UNDERSTAND?
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question for LA IMC

by WTF is wrong with comments? Friday, Oct. 01, 2010 at 3:13 PM

they aren't showing, the pages aren't loading and the report flag reads error warnings
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Mr.

by Steve Drake Thursday, Oct. 07, 2010 at 10:48 AM

The overwhelming majority of the mainstream media is owned and operated by liberals and liberal companies. This should be obvious to all. There is very little point-of-view granted to conservatives. There is, however, a great deal of political 'correctness' through the media; male-bashing, conservative-bashing, etc. The entire agenda of the liberal media should be obvious. It is not the least bit objective and attempts to propagandize our society with socialist ideas. Thank God for Fox News, which actually allows us to hear both sides.
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laughing

by "liberal media" Thursday, Oct. 07, 2010 at 11:31 PM

"mainstream media is owned and operated by liberals and liberal companies"

can someone please explain the term 'liberal'?

Rick Sanchez explained that he grew up in a poor family whose members, including his father and mother, were subject to prejudice and oppression due to their Hispanic ethnicity. He complained that someone with a sumptuous background such as Jon Stewart can’t relate to what he has experienced during his life.

“I can’t see someone not getting a job these days because they’re Jewish,” he said.

And Sanchez is right. The most prominent media conglomerates of the United States are being run by influential Jews. Turner Broadcasting System’s chairman and CEO Philip I. Kent is a Jew, TimeWarner’s CEO Jeffrey Bewkes is a Jew, FOX NewsCorp’s CEO Peter Chernin is a Jew, Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain Sumner Redstone is a Jew, Paramount CEO’s Brad Grey is a Jew, Walt Disney/ABC’s CEO Robert Iger is a Jew, CBS’s CEO Leslie Moonves is Jew and NBC Universal’s CEO Jeff Zucker is a Jew.

By firing the Cuban-American news anchor and host, CNN demonstrated that those who assert that the United States is a “beacon of freedom” just make baseless and unfounded claims.

Although the circle of Zionist journalists began to applaud CNN for firing Sanchez immediately after the statement of his expulsion was released, the public opinion is well aware of the veracity of what Sanchez tried to imply. The mainstream media which are linked to the multinational corporations are being controlled by a troupe of well-off propagandists who advocate the interests of the state of Israel in the United States and raise funds to holdup AIPAC and other Zionist lobbies.
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F*** this shit

by michael french Friday, Dec. 03, 2010 at 7:36 AM
yareuskary@gmail.com

this is gay someone needs to run these all these companies down and break up the money so we can all live in wealth.
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Duncan Bell

by duncmasterfresh Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM
duncanfbell@yahoo.co.uk 07834369068 21 Montrose Park

Does anyone have an update on these figures in light of Rupert Murdochs bid to own 100% of Sky? Just would be interesting to see how things have change over the last 7/8 years.
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Director

by Anderson Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at 2:07 PM
andit@gmail.com

I am so glad that these companies supported the right party. Just imagine the horrible state of affairs if an idiot like Gore had have become president?

It is just great that these large companies support policies that keep us safe and in control of the otherwise unruly world.
Come on you sour little types on the left, you have been benefiting from all this all your life and now you want to bite the hand that feeds you. Very funny but also very sad. Grow up fools.
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"sour little types"

by losing it? Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at 3:37 PM

hey, dude on the Reich., the MSM is so weak they needed the government to bail them out.
But y'all Fascists still defend it against the tide of the awakened.
Good luck avoiding the next reign of terror you have managed to create.
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"us"?

by 2nd Try Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at 11:56 PM

"that keep us safe and in control "
I have this overwhelming suspicion that the "us" you referred to is that psychopathic pirate state, occupying Palestine.
But even the "sour little types" like the failing MSM which needed a bailout at tax payer expense, is going the way of the Dodo bird. To be joined with their Israeli jockey.
Not soon enough for me.
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Hear! Hear!

by Pescado Thursday, Feb. 03, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Follow the money...

What an amazingly overview. Concise. Insightful. Brilliant!

I regard NPR as the last bastion of the "true" free press in America. And of course jack-asses like Palin want to take this away from the American people... (please excuse my French)

I forget the article - I think it was the San Francisco chronicle - a 90 year old former French resistance member indicated that the new struggle for freedom - the new "Nazi" regime to fight -- are the wealthy of the world.

I won't even start on Eisenhower's speech warning America about the threat of the military-industrial complex taking over our country... and how we are living that nightmare right now...

Keep it up! Power to the people! Down with Whitey! Oops - I mean, down with the wealthy! :-)
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down with the bourgeoisie !!!

by down with the bourgeoisie !!! Saturday, Feb. 05, 2011 at 2:37 PM

down with the bourgeoisie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lt Com

by James Savik Monday, Jun. 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM
jamessavik@gmail.com

Big corps give money to both sides in presidential elections to hedge their bets.
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NPR???

by Jekyll Island Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 at 5:13 AM
jekyllisland@hotmail.com

Any media source that survives by funding from a government is not "free".

Shut off it's tax payer resource of cash and then we can call it free, until then it will pander to whoever signs the check for its existence
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MR.

by I. Mac Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Interesting that the author only posts donations to the GW Bush. How much money did these same companies donate to Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama campaigns? Also interesting to note that no contributions from Fox are listed, but Philip Morris is linked to Fox through Rupert Murdoch as if he also owns the tobacco company.
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Bree

by Bree Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at 7:07 AM
gypseywoman@gmail.com

Yhis list was first published in 2003. Has it been updated? Is the original author still looking at this board?
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Bree

by Bree Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at 7:08 AM
gypseywoman@gmail.com

Yhis list was first published in 2003. Has it been updated? Is the original author still looking at this board?
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wake up

by Ron Paul2012 Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Daveman, you are just one more in a long line of sheople! You should really look into what we have done to the Iraqi people and educate yourself before you publicly speak your incorrect assumptions.
Do you really believe that we are over there making these people free or do you think that we are over poisoning there water supply, destroying there ability to store and produce food, and generally undermining there sovereignty as a country?
People please atop relying on the propaganda reels for your news!
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goodby President Kennedy

by Treason and Murder Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM

No matter who owns these propaganda platforms, they and the directors of their actions on the murder of JFK to supply the cover-up makes them all complicit in the crime.
Exactly like the events on 11 Sept 2001 they should be brought forth and given a fair, public trial.
If found guilty they should all hang.
They and there controllers are the reason we are here at this place in time and ignorance, having been lied to all these years in a dance of murderous deceit.
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Mr.

by TMMAN Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM

through out this entire article i have not seen fair and balanced reporting. Almost every comment states how much was donated to GOP. What it fails to "include" is how much the same organizations gave to the Democrats. The truth and facts are for every dollar given to GOP, almost $1000 dollars were given to Democrats when you put it in a 10 year period. You want real facts goto:
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/index.php
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punch & judy

by Big So? Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

what you're saying in essence is that both parties are bought and paid for.
Not only that but they get to select who we are allowed to vote for.
And.....
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Republican Media?

by Char Stalinsky Friday, Dec. 07, 2012 at 8:34 AM
gurumaya2005@yahoo.com

I would also like to know how much these news corporations contributed to the Democrats?
Wasn't it Rupert Murdoch who said "I will do anything to have George Bush re-elected"?
Anyone watching corp media hear about the meetings of many countries to do something about global warming? No? Oh well....was that 50 million or 50billion in damages for the cost of Sandy?
And by the way,is Lindsey going to jail?
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well, Miss Stalinsky...

by read it Friday, Dec. 07, 2012 at 2:50 PM

talk about red herrings...
Sandy was a weather weapon.
climate change [ booga booga ] is a hoax
and you didn't even read the previous comment.
wow what a insightful comment
not...
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NBC top share holder

by gem burke Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Recently the Saudi Prince Alwaleed became the largest shareholder of NBC. As a result unbiased reporting of Islam type news has disappeared and now they are a peace loving people .
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the Saudis

by opinion Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

if it weren't for the CIA's control of the Arabian peninsula through their rigid police state and military support, the entire Saudi family would be hanging from the lamp posts within hours.
Another CIA pawn. Ever since Operation MOCKINGBIRD the media has been a CIA asset anyway.
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Mr

by Scared for Americas future Wednesday, Aug. 07, 2013 at 3:26 AM
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I just happened upon this site and have been severely worried for my children here in America as they are surely being handed a horrible future. I did not think I would ever see the things I am witnessing today and I have 60 years of experience here. I have always thought the media here in America was always fair and neutral and am shocked to discover how truly corrupt they have become. Fox is the only media I can trust for any honesty whatsoever now. I am thoroughly convinced the media is the biggest reason why an imposter has been elected twice as my president. It is unbelievable to me that people here refuse to see the truth. My only hope now for America is by word of mouth and through the internet sources. I did support Bush before but now I am convinced he is only another puppet of non-American powers just like his dad and Clinton and Barry Soetoro aka Obama. When will common sense and inteligence return to America?
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Ms

by P. Larson Wednesday, Feb. 05, 2014 at 9:57 AM

I would think the contributions of these corporations for the 2008 and 2012 elections would be substantially more pertinent to anyone doing research on this topic. 2000 data is completely irrelevant at this juncture. . . . . .
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Repost : from June 2004

by the Banksters own the media Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM

classic archived article lays it all out


http://henrymakow.com/000482.html
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Repost : from June 2004

by the Banksters own the media Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 7:12 PM

classic archived article lays it all out


http://henrymakow.com/000482.html
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Mrs

by L Kranz Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM
jlkranz@hbcsc.net 5079325433 1579 Whitewater Ave, St Charles, MN 55972

You aren't telling how much was donated by each group to the opposite elections....….........
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