Where do you get your news?

Where do you get your news? If you’re in the U.S., chances are that you get your news, movies, books and CDs from one of six corporations. The Media Reform Information Centre indicates that now a handful of companies control most of the media in the U.S.

In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called “alarmist” for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote “in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media” — controlling almost all of America’s newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. He predicted then that eventually this number would fall to about half a dozen companies. This was greeted with skepticism at the time.
Six corporations own and control most of the mass media in U.S. 1 in 4 people in the States connect to the Internet via AOL Time-Warner, the largest media corporation in the world. Are you’re tired of hearing about how many Americans have won medals at the Winter Olympics? Have you heard reports recently on NBC that the number of Afghan civillians that have perished U.S. bombs now equals the number of people that died on 9/11?

These are sensitive subjects and I don’t mean to be bashing our neighbours to the south but if want news, real news, don’t watch CNN or read the national newspaper. Turn to your web browser link to some of the international news outlets around the world to get the big picture.

Posted in News at 9:11 PM