The Corporate Military Industrial Media Empire?

“When it comes to the news, the corporate view is ‘objective,’ all else is ‘propaganda.’”

Studs Terkel

In the United States today, the rift between reality and reporting has reached its end. There is no longer a mere credibility gap, but rather a literal Truth Emergency. Americans cannot access the truth about the issues that most impact their lives by relying on the mainstream corporate media….

The corporate media in the US like to think of themselves as the most accurate news reporting source of the day. The New York Times motto of “all the news that’s fit to print” is a clear example of this perspective, as is CNN’s “most trusted name in news” and Fox News Channel’s “We Report, You Decide” or “Fair and Balanced.” However, with corporate media coverage that increasingly focuses on a narrow range of celebrity updates, news from “official” government sources, and sensationalized crimes and disasters, the self-justification of being the most fit is no longer valid in the US….

In 2006 only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director(s) of the ten big media giants. These 118 individuals in turn sit on the corporate boards of 288 national and international corporations, including major defense contractors….

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