So, And you Believe You Have A Free Choice On The News You Get? – Infographic

It seems like in today’s world there are fewer and fewer people making choices for the greater good. What I mean to say is that everything in our world seems to be able to be consolidated. The media of course is no exception to this trend with only 6 major companies dictating about 90% of the media we have access to. In less than 30 years the number of companies providing us with our media has dropped from 50 to just 6. The six companies consisting of GE, New-corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. If your wondering who owns the major networks its CBS of course, GE owns NBC, News-corp owns fox, and Disney owns ABC.

A reason for concern is the gross misrepresentation have so few companies controlling so much causes. According to today’s infogaphic Media Consolidaiton: The Illusion of Choice there is one media executive to every 850,000 subscribers. It’s kind of like representative government except you don’t get to choose who represents you and there is no better option.

If the free market had truly decided who was the winner and loser I would have no problem with there just being six companies running our media. However the path to success for these companies was not so honorable. Some of these companies even though they’re some of the most profitable in the world don’t even end up paying taxes. Crazy how the average citizen who probably only makes enough to get by has to pay more proportionately than one of these powerhouses. [via]

Source: Daily Infograpic,

5 thoughts on “So, And you Believe You Have A Free Choice On The News You Get? – Infographic”

  1. Reblogged this on Waves and Tidings and commented:
    With the Internet there is a freedom of choice as there are enough blogs, sites, and YouTube channels to avoid the 6 media giants. Listed in the graphic are American media outlets. You have the freedom to Google media outlets from many other countries. This is just the same as your freedom to drink a good craft beer and avoid a watered down Bud Light, to avoid McDonald’s in favor of a home cooked styled meal from a small mom and pop restaurant, and the freedom to use the Internet to find music you like rather then be force fed your choices through American Idol. The illusion is created because a majority of everyone are willing to follow what is fed to them. Free choice exists, you just have to be willing to look for it.

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