This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.
That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.
NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them.
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.
Here’s the graphic:
THE BILDERBERG’S CONNECTION TO EVERYTHING IN THE WORLDThe Bilderberg Group
is 120-140 powerful people who meet each year to discuss policy. The meetings are closed to the public.This graph
we found on Facebook
shows the members’ connections to a ton of corporations, charities, policy groups and media. Everyone from Eric Schmidt
to George Soros
is a member. There are tons of conspiracy theories about the group, including that they control the world economy.We took the findings with a grain of salt–after all, it’s easy to trace an individual to a corporation and the graph doesn’t specify what influence the member wielded.But perhaps it’s a compelling argument for why the meetings should be public.
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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6#ixzz2evuTNyXL
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-chart-shows-the-bilderberg-groups-connection-to-everything-in-the-world-2012-6#ixzz2ew2v5DQv
These Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy
13 Small Eco Brands That Are Actually Owned By Giant Corporations
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/13-ethical-mom-and-pop-brands-that-are-actually-owned-by-giant-corporations-2011-10?op=1#ixzz2ew5N0cm3