Media's Addiction To War Drums

On the Sunday news shows between 9/7 - 9/21/2014, of the 205 guest discussing military options in Syria and Iraq, just six of these (3%) voiced opposition to US involvment, while 125 (61 %) spoke in favor of war. (36% no opinion).

US Press Freedom Falls Again To 49th In The World in 2014

The United States owed its continual fall with the freedom of the press because the "Obama administration has launched a war against whistleblowers". The U.S. has prosecuted eight alleged whistleblowers under the Espionage Act, more than all previous presidential administrations combined,

Media Consolidation

Six corporations control nearly all (96%) of American media; dominating most of what Americans read, see, and hear on a daily basis.

News Corp Takes More Than It Gives

Rupert Murdoch of News Corp (Fox News, etc.) earned $10.4 billion in profits (2007-2010), and collected $4.8 billion in income tax refunds, all or nearly all from the U.S. government.

The Media Serves The Interests Of Corporate Power

All corporate media have direct ties through its board of directors with other large corporations, including banks, investment companies, oil companies, health care and pharmaceutical companies, etc.

Child Manipulation

Companies spend $17 billion annually marketing to children. Advertisement is manipulated by psychologist to enhance 'nag factor'. Kids ages 2 through 11 see more than 25,000 advertisements a year on TV alone.

The News Media Can Legally Lie

In 2003, the Florida Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Fox News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news under freedom of speech.