Back in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States.
At present, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations.
These evil, greedy and politically & socially influential corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day.
They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.
So as we said before, back in 1983, 50 corporations pretty much controlled all media.. By 1987, the 50 companies had shrunk to 29. … In 1990, 29 became 23. …
By 1997, that number decreased from 23 corporations to 10 and after the Time/Warner Brothers merger of 2000, the number became what it is at present: 6
Here are the Big Six:
Home Box Office (HBO)
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
CW Network (partial ownership)
New Line Cinema
Time Warner Cable
~ A&E used to be independent and only show highest quality art and culture programming.. Now it shows shit like 'Dynasty'
ABC Television Network
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
~ Black Entertainment Television: For them, By Them (with Caucasian Ad dollars)
Paramount Home Entertainment
Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Country Music Television (CMT)
Nick at Nite
The Movie Channel
News Corporation (owned by Rupert Murdoch)
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
My Network TV
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
STAR TV India
STAR TV Taiwan
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
The National Geographic Channel
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
~ "The L Word" - produced by Showtime
CBS Television Network
CBS Consumer Products
CW Network (50% ownership)
Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
Westwood One Radio Network
Comcast Cable, Internet & Phone
NBC Television Network
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
NBC Universal Television Distribution
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Studio Home Video
These six entities basically control what we all think socially, politically and about life in general..
These gigantic media corporations do not exist to objectively tell the truth to the American people. Rather, the primary purpose of their existence is to make money and keep people docile...
They provide information but never any knowledge or encouragement for the audience to actually act/react outwardly upon it.. And all programming is meant to project racial/ethnic fantasy and utopia rather than be an accurate light upon the rotten condition of the world..
~ 10 Corporations combined sell hundreds of products..
Can't sell soap and sandwiches if they show people in need of soap and a sandwich living in their cars or on the street..
These gigantic media corporations are not going to do anything to threaten their relationships with their biggest advertisers (such as the largest pharmaceutical companies that literally spend billions on advertising)
One way or another these gigantic media corporations are always going to express the ideological viewpoints of their owners.
Whether you agree with our points of view or think we are full of um.. poo, if we stimulated thought and/or motivated you to question, then A&G served its purpose.