Thursday, June 14, 2012

Myth of liberal media

Below is an infographic that shows how six corporations control 90 percent of the media today.

Nearly 30 years ago, that same percentage was held by 50 different companies.

The big six are: GE, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time-Warner and CBS.

Let's be blunt: None of those six cares about fairness, accuracy or the truth.

They are interested in the same thing JP Morgan Chase is: profit, no matter what the cost.

If profit means catering to racists, sexists, homophobes, birthers or teabaggers, then so be it.

Whatever brings in the ratings, which means advertisers, which means the green, is the only operating principle that exists.

The only liberal voice among the big six is MSNBC, which is owned by GE.

And, GE has zero interest in the liberal viewpoint. It allows MSNBC to skew to the left, the way Fox embraces the right-wingnuts, because there are too few viewers to get exercised about. MSNBC is an indulgence by GE to show America how "liberal" the "mainstream" media is.

For those who think CBS is liberal, well, you clearly don't watch CBS.

Thank god we have the internet to get viewpoints, that are ignored and even suppressed by the big six, out into the open.

Naturally, the big six want to control the internet, too.

Thankfully, the genie is out of the bottle and there is no going back.

1 comment:

  1. The Right continues to perfect "The Big Lie" but thankfully not everyone is buying. Lamestream media is actually an accurate description of the majority of of Big Media today. I read a comment today (from a progressive sports blog!) where the writer said he hoped to live long enough to see a second American Revolution. I wonder just how many others are out there like this person?