The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read
By Michael Snyder
Posted September 8, 2019
Back in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States.
Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These 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. Sadly, most Americans don’t even stop to think about who is feeding them the endless hours of news and entertainment that they constantly ingest.
Most Americans don’t really seem to care about who owns the media. But they should. The truth is that each of us is deeply influenced by the messages that are constantly being pounded into our heads by the mainstream media. The average American watches 153 hours of television a month. More…
Six giant corporations control the vast majority of the media. The media they control have largely failed to provide their viewers accurate and unbiased information.
Consider the source of any “news” you are receiving. Who benefits and who loses? Has the media outlet always provided accurate and fully vetted information or does it use terms like “inside sources”, anonymous sources”, or “people say”? Did the media outlet fully vet the claim of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, or did it simply parrot government statements? Does it back up its claims with reliable sources or does it sling innuendoes?