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6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of 'Programming' A Day

Posted by George Freund on May 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM

 

By Michael Snyder, on May 26th, 2016

 

If you allow someone to pump hours of “programming” into your mind every single day, it is inevitable that it is eventually going to have a major impact on how you view the world. In America today, the average person consumes approximately 10 hours of information, news and entertainment a day, and there are 6 giant media corporations that overwhelmingly dominate that market. In fact, it has been estimated that somewhere around 90 percent of the “programming” that we constantly feed our minds comes from them, and of course they are ultimately controlled by the elite of the world. So is there any hope for our country as long as the vast majority of the population is continually plugging themselves into this enormous “propaganda matrix”?


Just think about your own behavior. Even as you are reading this article the television might be playing in the background or you may have some music on. Many of us have gotten to the point where we are literally addicted to media. In fact, there are people out there that become physically uncomfortable if everything is turned off and they have to deal with complete silence.


It has been said that if you put garbage in, you are going to get garbage out. It is the things that we do consistently that define who we are, and so if you are feeding your mind with hours of “programming” from the big media corporations each day, that is going to have a dramatic affect on who you eventually become.


These monolithic corporations really do set the agenda for what society focuses on. For example, when you engage in conversation with your family, friends or co-workers, what do you talk about? If you are like most people, you might talk about something currently in the news, a television show that you watched last night or some major sporting event that is taking place.


Virtually all of that news and entertainment is controlled by the elite by virtue of their ownership of these giant media corporations.


I want to share some numbers with you that may be hard to believe. They come directly out of Nielsen’s “Total Audience Report“, and they show how much news and entertainment the average American consumes through various methods each day…


Watching live television: 4 hours, 32 minutes


Watching time-shifted television: 30 minutes


Listening to the radio: 2 hours, 44 minutes


Using a smartphone: 1 hour, 33 minutes


Using Internet on a computer: 1 hour, 6 minutes


When you add all of those numbers together, it comes to a grand total of more than 10 hours.


And keep in mind that going to movie theaters, playing video games and reading books are behaviors that are not even on this list.


What in the world are we doing to ourselves?


The combination of watching live television and watching time-shifted television alone comes to a total of more than five hours.


If you feed five hours of something into your mind day after day, it is going to change you. There is no way around that. You may think that you are strong enough to resist the programming, but the truth is that it affects all of us in very subtle ways that we do not even understand.


And as I mentioned above, there are just six giant corporations that account for almost all of the programming that we receive through our televisions. Below is a list of these six corporations along with a sampling of the various media properties that they own…




Comcast


NBC

Telemundo

Universal Pictures

Focus Features

USA Network

Bravo

CNBC

The Weather Channel

MSNBC

Syfy

NBCSN

Golf Channel

Esquire Network

E!

Cloo

Chiller

Universal HD

Comcast SportsNet

Universal Parks & Resorts

Universal Studio Home Video


The Walt Disney Company


ABC Television Network

ESPN

The Disney Channel

A&E

Lifetime

Marvel Entertainment

Lucasfilm

Walt Disney Pictures

Pixar Animation Studios

Disney Mobile

Disney Consumer Products

Interactive Media

Disney Theme Parks

Disney Records

Hollywood Records

Miramax Films

Touchstone Pictures


News Corporation


Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox News Channel

Fox Business Network

Fox Sports 1

Fox Sports 2

National Geographic

Nat Geo Wild

FX

FXX

FX Movie Channel

Fox Sports Networks

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Post

Barron’s

SmartMoney

HarperCollins

20th Century Fox

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Blue Sky Studios

Beliefnet

Zondervan


Time Warner


CNN

The CW

HBO

Cinemax

Cartoon Network

HLN

NBA TV

TBS

TNT

TruTV

Turner Classic Movies

Warner Bros.

Castle Rock

DC Comics

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

New Line Cinema

Sports Illustrated

Fortune

Marie Claire

People Magazine


Viacom


MTV

Nickelodeon

VH1

BET

Comedy Central

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Home Entertainment

Country Music Television (CMT)

Spike TV

The Movie Channel

TV Land


CBS Corporation


CBS Television Network

The CW (along with Time Warner)

CBS Sports Network

Showtime

TVGN

CBS Radio, Inc.

CBS Television Studios

Simon & Schuster

Infinity Broadcasting

Westwood One Radio Network




Fortunately, those enormous media conglomerates do not have quite the same monopoly over the Internet, but we are starting to see a tremendous amount of consolidation in the online world as well. Just check out these numbers…


Overall, the top 10 publishers — together owning around 60 news sites — account for 47% of total online traffic to news content last year, with the next-biggest 140 publishers accounting for most of the other half, SimilarWeb found.


The biggest online news publisher for the U.S. audience was MSN, owner of MSN.com, with just over 27 billion combined page views across mobile and desktop, followed by Disney Media Networks, owner of ESPN and ABC News, with 25.9 billion.


The battle for the future of this nation is a battle for the hearts and minds of individuals.


And it is hard to see how things will be turned in a dramatically different direction as long as most of us are willingly feeding our hearts and minds with hours of “programming” that is controlled by the elite each day.


The good news is that there are signs of an awakening. More Americans than ever are becoming disenchanted with the mainstream media, and this is showing up in recent survey numbers. Here is one example…


Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media.


Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.


As Americans (and people all over the world) have lost confidence in the mainstream media, they have been seeking out other sources of news and entertainment. This has greatly fueled the rise of the alternative media, and the dozens of websites all over the Internet where this article will ultimately be published are examples of this explosion.


You can only enslave people for so long. Ultimately, they will want to break free of the chains that are holding them back and they will want to find the truth.


In this day and age, it is absolutely imperative that we all learn to think for ourselves. If you find that you are still addicted to the “programming” that the giant media corporations are feeding you, I would encourage you to start unplugging from the matrix more frequently.


In the end, you will be glad that you did.


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