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

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog.

Faces - Public DomainIf 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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  • diogenes

    There’s a segment of the population — I don’t know how many there are of us but I know quite a few, which probably has more to do with the kinds of people I enjoy as friends — who are completely unplugged from TV and radio. I stopped watching TV decades ago, in my mid teens, have never owned one. The sound of one gives me a rash. Partly as a result I have a mental life and a wide range of interests. So do my friends. I suspect that this demographic is missed by the surveys and probably suppressed in their numbers. It’s such obvious stupid crap, and so grossly frightful and twisted and depraved, it’s hard to believe so many people don’t see it. Certainly the effects on society at large are obvious, and devastating. Once, years and years ago, a friend and I persuaded another friend to let us shoot her TV, with a .45 automatic. It was a very satisfying act, at about 1:00 am of a very fun night. All the lights in the immediate neighborhood went on. My ears rang for an hour. I’ll never do it again. I promise. But I’m glad I did. Others, I know, have dropped TVs of balconies. However, I guess a modern TV isn’t nearly so satisfying to destroy. But the symbolism must still be pleasing.

    • wunsacon

      I stopped watching (TV, movies) for a few years now and agree: “It’s such obvious stupid crap … it’s hard to believe so many people don’t see it.” I realize “N”PR is just that, too.

  • K. Chris C.

    Protocols 2:5 “Through the Press we have gained the power to influence while
    remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the Press we have got the GOLD in
    our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of the oceans of
    blood and tears.”

    From 2014: “Of the twelve(12) senior executives of the Big Six media corporations,
    nine (9) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. CBS Corporation: Sumner M.
    Redstone (Ashkenazi Jew) Leslie Moonves(Ashkenazi Jew) President and
    Chief Executive Officer NBC Universal: Brian L. Roberts (Ashkenazi Jew)
    Chairman Stephen B. Burke(White European) Chief Executive Officer News
    Corporation Rupert Murdoch (White European/Crypto-Jew) Chairman and
    Chief Executive Officer Chase Carey (White European) Deputy Chairman,
    President, and Chief Time Warner: Jeffrey L. Bewkes (Jewish spouse:
    Peggy Brim) Chairman and Chief Gary L. Ginsberg (Ashkenazi Jew)
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Viacom: Sumner M. Redstone
    (Ashkenazi Jew) Executive Chairman of the Board and Founder Philippe
    Dauman (Ashkenazi Jew) President and Chief Executive Officer The Walt
    Disney Company: Robert A. Iger (Ashkenazi Jew) Chairman and Chief
    Executive Officer Alan Braverman (Ashkenazi Jew) Senior Executive Vice
    President, General Counsel, and Secretary”

  • Southernfink

    The complete and utter contrast between the independent side of the web and the corporately controlled MSM.

    If you appreciate the truth then you’ll have no option left but to supply nothing less than solid and verifying details.

    Nothing less them concrete evidence — IF these verifying details are somehow left out then the initial claim becomes nothing more than mere hearsay — which will immediately be discarded by those who have learned to make the distinction between truth and propaganda.

    f.e. the previous episodes of Matthew Lee vs the US state department bimbo’s speaks for itself, personally I would hammer to point home a lil more..

    Perhaps there are other sides to this that we’ll never learn about, what circles do these people socialize in and do they happen to meet outside of these press conferences?

    Who’d ever know?

  • newman56

    Jewish Control of the British Media (May 2002 Update)

    by Thomas Sparks

    http://www.big-lies.org/jews/jews-british-media-control-2002.html

  • ed da head
  • A very good topic! These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

    That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983. But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,” Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren’t owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

  • Who Controls the U.S. Media?

    Media has never been more consolidated. Six media giants now control a staggering 90 percent of what we read, watch, or listen to.

    https://youtu.be/obYEVEETWxw

  • 05/26/2016 Deist: “We Have to Decentralize”

    The Tenth Amendment Center covers a recent podcast by Jeff Deist; Last week, Mises Institute President Jeff Deist released a podcast featuring a discussion about the political future of libertarianism, advising libertarian activists to embrace decentralization and de-federalization as a foundational strategic goal.

    https://mises.org/blog/deist-we-have-decentralize

  • deceneu♔♔♔

    Turn off the talmudvison and get out of the house or read a book

  • Rehmat

    Well that’s no news. Most political aware people know that but saying that in public is ‘antisemitism’ because all these six corporations are controlled by Zionist Jews, directly or indirectly.

    But Michael Snyder, being a pro-Israel messianic Jew/Christian has the biblical right of “free speech” to make such Jew-hating statements. Iran’s former president Dr. Ahmadinejad learnt that truth by hard way.