Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Inside Story: Who Controls the Media -- Part 1

Where are the ‘missing’ owners?

 By Neeraj Mahajan

“The stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel” -- Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache. She is right. This is the power of lies, deceptions and disinformation. Six Jewish companies control the World’s Media.

Three of the topmost newspapers in America- New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post- that shape America’s political and economic policies are controlled by Jews. Their Jewish owners and staff decide what is to be the news, others copy. New York Times Co. owns 33 newspapers, 12 magazines, 7 radio and TV broadcasting stations; a cable-TV system; 3 book publishing companies and a News Service for transmitting news, features, and photos to 500 newspapers, news agencies, and magazines. Its rival Washington Post is a diversified education and media company which owns Washington post Express, El Tiempo Latino (Spanish newspaper); Newsweek interactive, The Slate Group (Slate, and Foreign Policy); The Gazette, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Cable ONE and Social Code, a full-service Facebook advertising agency.  At the other end of the spectrum Wall Street Journal 
Published by Dow Jones & Company, a division of Murdoch’s News Corp is one of the most widely circulated newspapers in US. It is focused on business and economic news and derives its name from Wall Street –in the heart of New York’s financial district. Besides language editions of WSJ in Asia, Europe and Latin America, the company publishes 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers in seven U.S. states through Dow Jones Local Media Group, Wall Street Journal Radio—has over 400 radio stations. Some other ventures of the group are Smart Money, Barron's Magazine (weekly overview of world economy) and MarketWatch (online financial news), Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Indexes and Daily -- world's first iPad only newspaper.

Disney owns 10 TV and 50 radio stations; Viacom owns 39 television and 184 radio stations, News Corp. owns 26 television stations as well as social website MySpace while General Electric owns 13 television stations. Media monopoly is very much part of the game with Clear Channel owning 1000s of radio stations in US and Google, Yahoo and Microsoft continuing to dominating the Internet. Likewise Comcast and AOL Time Warner have managed to corner 40 percent of cable households. Average American watches 153 hours of television a month – many of them don’t even realize how they are being manipulated and whatever
they see, hear or read is toned, twisted, doctored, packaged and presented by someone in Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, News Corp, CBS or NBC Universal.
Every day atleast 40 odd newspapers in USA individually and collectively act as a pressure group, voicing Jewish concerns. These include: American Israelite, Atlanta Jewish Times, Baltimore Jewish Times, Charlotte Jewish News, Chicago Jewish Star, Detroit Jewish News, Five Towns Jewish Times, Florida Jewish News, Intermountain Jewish News, Jewish Advocate, Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, Jewish Exponent, Jewish Herald-Voice, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish Ledger, Jewish Observer (Los Angeles), Jewish Post of New York, Jewish Standard, Jewish Week and Washington Jewish Week.

Mortimer Zuckerman the Jewish owner of US News & World Report and New York Daily
Mortimer Zuckerman
Editor of U.S. News & World Report, Publisher of New York Daily News.
News -- the sixth-largest paper in USA also heads of the largest pro-Israel lobby in USA. Other Jews who dominate the American media include: President and CEO of CBS Corporation and great-nephew of first Israeli PM David Ben-Gurion-- Leslie Moonves; Warner Bros, Chairman Barry M. Meyer, former BBC Trust Chairman Sir Michael Lyons, Sir Howard Stringer Chairman, Board of Directors of Sony Corporation, Sheryl Sandberg, the Jewish COO of Facebook, founder & former CEO of Sirius satellite radio services in US and Canada Melvin Alan Karmazin, co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Google Sergey Brin, Editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed Benjamin Eli Smith and Caroline H. Little the President and CEO of Newspaper Association of America (NAA) who has been CEO of guardian news and CEO & Publisher, Washington Post. Past NAA Chairman, Richard D. Gottlieb controlled Lee Enterprises which owns 28 newspapers, 100s of publications, internet sites and 16 TV stations across USA. Jewish former president of NBC News, Neal B. Shapiro is President of PBS station thirteen; while Stephen B. Burke calls the shots as CEO of NBC Universal. Oscar-winning producer of Lord of the Rings Harvey Weinstein is the co-founder of Miramax Films named after his mother, Miriam and father Max. Likewise media magnate Sumner Murray Redstone (net worth US $4.7 billion) whose name itself is translation of a German-Jewish name, "Rothstein" is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the CBS Corporation, Viacom, MTV, Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Brad Siegel is Vice Chairman of GMC –fastest-growing 24-hour entertainment channel in US. Formerly as President of Turner Broadcasting, his magic touch helped transform TNT, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Cartoon Network. Roone Arledge, changed the face of television sports coverage in the last 50 years as President and chairman of ABC News. After being Rupert Murdoch’s powerful No 2 for over 20 years Peter Chernin is now Chairman and CEO of Chernin Group. Some of his other investments in media companies include Pandora, Fullscreen, Tumblr, and Flipboard. Former White House Press Secretary Lawrence Ari Fleischer after being been media advisor to US President Bush, Canadian PM Stephen Harper and Tiger Woods, advises several corporations on communications issues while former ABC News president David Westin, is Advisor to NewsRight- a venture of Associated Press and 28 other news organizations. Barry Charles Diller is Chairman of Expedia an Internet-based travel company and InterActiveCorp – a New York based Internet Company with 50 brands across 40 countries including Home Shopping Network and  The man behind the creation of Fox Broadcasting, USA Broadcasting—he went on to be Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Corporation and mentored so many people that they are fondly called "Diller’s Killer" (killer instinct). These include Michael Eisner (Ex Chairman & CEO, Walt Disney – floated Tornante Company), Dawn Steel (first women to head Columbia Pictures Hollywood studio), Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO, DreamWorks Animation) Garth Ancier (non-executive Board Member of BBC Worldwide), and Don Simpson (film producer who produced Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II) 

There is a saying that he who pays the piper calls the tune. Only 25 % of 1,500 papers in USA are independent in any real sense of the term. Only a handful of the newspapers in USA have a circulation of more than one Lakh copies. Only a few of them have the infrastructure or reporting staff and depend on other papers or news agencies to feed them the news. A few exceptions include Newhouse group which owns 26 dailies and two dozen magazines, including Parade, New Yorker and Conde Nast magazine group. It was started by two Jewish brothers Samuel and Theodore Newhouse. They were both expert in newspaper management, production and used innovative means to develop it as one of the world's largest news organizations. The company is now run by Samuel Newhouse's sons, Samuel I. Jr., who is chairman, and Donald, who is the President as well as Chairman of the board of directors of The Associated Press. Samuel Newhouse and his younger brother Donald also control Advance Publications Inc. - the 46th largest private company in United States which serves as the holding company for the family's 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery Communications. Its subsidiary, Advance Internet, provides local news and information to web sites on sports, travel, weather; dining, bar guides and health and fitness. Newhouse Broadcasting, consisting of 12 television broadcasting stations and 87 cable-TV systems, including USA’s largest cable networks.

The New York Times with the tag line “All the News That's Fit to Print" – one of the most powerful opinion leaders in the world makes an interesting study. Often classified as the "newspaper of record," its editorial stand sets the tone of public perception and the world opinion. Though not a hard and fast rule but most news organizations wait for Times to take the lead before publishing something, the an accepted excuse under such circumstances is, “when the Times has not published this, how can we”.  But contrary to public opinion, the paper was never above board in terms of objectivity and bias. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the proposal to write an article got the paper because of its lack of objectivity. In her book “Buried by the Times” journalism professor Laurel Leff describes how the New York Times deliberately downplayed news about genocide of Jews to avoid presenting Jews as victims of Hitler to ensure that the newspaper does not appear to be "too Jewish." The owners NY Times allegedly feel uncomfortable with their Jewish identity and therefore make it a point to do things in the un-Jewish way. Despite pretentions of neutrality, the paper’s double standards and editorial slant has left both the Palestinian and pro-Israeli Jew totally dissatisfied.

Such alleged double standards are difficult to understand when Publisher downwards all top editors on the masthead are Jews. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. is the fifth person from the family to take over as publisher & CEO of the NY Times. Prior to him his maternal grandfather Adolph Ochs, father Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger, Sr and other relatives were publishers of the paper. Right from the days of his father Punch Sulzberger– NY Times was known to prefer Jew staffers and males instead of women and minorities. That’s despites several protests by the female employees who eventually filed a discrimination lawsuit against the New York Times in 1978 but till late 90s, there was not much change in the senior management positions. In the recent years most of topmost editors like Executive Editors Abe Rosenthal, Max Frankel, Turner Catledge; Executive Editors Howell Raines, Joseph Lelyveld, Frankel Bill Keller, Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren and Ethan Bronner Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Washington David K. Shipler, McCandlish Phillips as well as columnists Paul Krugman (Nobel Prize-winning economist), David Brooks and three times Pulitzer Prize Thomas Friedman, Frank Rich and William Safire are Jews.   
Even at present former DG of BBC tuned President and CEO of Ny Times Mark Thompson-- is a Jew. Two people who helped him settle down in BBC were Paul Agius, the Chairman of Barclays and senior non-executive director of BBC and Sir Michael Lyons the BBC chairman —both of them were Jews. One of the first things he did after take over the reins at BBC was to travel to Israel with his Jewish wife to meet Ariel Sharon. Strangely within days of the meeting, Orla Guerin, BBC TV’s Middle East correspondent was transferred to Africa.  

Dean Baquet, Managing Editor,
New York Times
Today may changes can be seen at the Times. Firstly Managing Editor (News) Dean P. Baquet is first African American journalist to lead the newspaper secondly it’s the golden age for women in Times with a hattrick by Executive editor Jill Ellen Abramson, Public Editor Margaret Sullivan and General Manager (advertising) Denise Warren. Executive editor Jill Ellen Abramson is the first woman Editor in the paper's 160-year history. She ranks #5 on Forbes list of most powerful women.  Likewise Margaret Sullivan – is the first woman and fifth public editor of New York Times.

As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Post and Newsweek, Donald E. Graham– is following the footstep of his mother Katherine Meyer Graham. He is also a director of Facebook. Starting with Donald, Publisher Katharine Bouchage Weymouth, President Stephen P. Hills, Vice Chairman Boisfeuillet Jones executive editor  Marcus W. Brauchli editorial page editor “Fred" Hiatt, former executive editors Ben Bradlee, Leonard Downie and senior staffer Jennifer  Rubin are Jewish. Pulitzer Prize winning Jewish journalist, Peter Kann is the chairman and CEO of Wall Street Journal-- America’s largest-circulation daily newspaper.  

Jeffrey "Jeff" Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide  and former president and CEO of NBC Universal  
A Jew Jeffrey "Jeff" Zucker is president of CNN Worldwide. Likewise Gerald Levin who brokered the most famous merger between AOL and Time Warner, former ESPN CEO and current CEO of NFL Network Steven Bornstein, HBO CEO Richard Plepler, former MGM and now president of Sundance Global Channel Bruce Tuchman and Chairman of Bloomberg Businessweek Norman Pearlstine are jews.

Moral of the story: Information is power. Anyone who controls information is powerful. 

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