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News Media in the US

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According to this article on Wikipedia, 4 companies own 90% of the media in the US.


As of 2020, 90% of the United States's media is controlled by four media conglomerates: Comcast (via NBCUniversal), Disney, ViacomCBS (controlled by National Amusements), and AT&T (via WarnerMedia).
These are the companies that control most of what we see and hear on television and radio.

Newspapers are slightly more 'diversified'. Here is the names of who owns the newspapers in the US


Now who 'owns' the newspaper companies, is only half the story. Almost all of these newspapers get their 'global and national' news from 3 sources.


A 2006 University of Leicester analysis of foreign news coverage in online news sources suggested somewhere between 50 and 85 per cent of international news comes from four sources -- Reuters, AP, AFP and the BBC.
So according to these articles... 4 companies own almost all television and radio media in the US. Between 50 and 85 percent of all newspapers get their 'non-local' news from only 3 source newswire services.

When it comes to digital online media, the lines get blurred. This becomes harder to track down.. for example MSNBC (The MS stands for Microsoft)
Is 'owned' by Microsoft and NBC which are both in turn ultimately owned by Comcast.


MSNBC is an American cable television channel that provides NBC News coverage as well as its own reporting and political commentary on current events. MSNBC is owned by the NBCUniversal Worldwide News Group division of NBCUniversal (all of which are ultimately owned by Comcast).

MSNBC and its website were founded in 1996 under a partnership between Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, hence the network's naming
CNN is owned by WarnerMedia.


CNN (Cable News Network) is an American news-based pay television channel owned by CNN Worldwide, a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T's WarnerMedia.[1] CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel.
Which in turn is owned by AT&T.


Warner Media, LLC is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate owned by AT&T

The point of all this is to say... that here is the US at least, just a handful of companies own virtually all television, radio and newsmedia. Many of these companies have business interests
with each other.
 
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According to this article on Wikipedia, 4 companies own 90% of the media in the US.




These are the companies that control most of what we see and hear on television and radio.

Newspapers are slightly more 'diversified'. Here is the names of who owns the newspapers in the US


Now who 'owns' the newspaper companies, is only half the story. Almost all of these newspapers get their 'global and national' news from 3 sources.




So according to these articles... 4 companies own almost all television and radio media in the US. Between 50 and 85 percent of all newspapers get their 'non-local' news from only 3 source newswire services.

When it comes to digital online media, the lines get blurred. This becomes harder to track down.. for example MSNBC (The MS stands for Microsoft)
Is 'owned' by Microsoft and NBC which are both in turn ultimately owned by Comcast.




CNN is owned by WarnerMedia.




Which in turn is owned by AT&T.





The point of all this is to say... that here is the US at least, just a handful of companies own virtually all television, radio and newsmedia. Many of these companies have business interests
with each other.
So long as nobody heeds anything the BBC have to offer There is no news of any significance coming from the BBC, only gossip about those they wish to smear. Not a word about the hundreds of migrants coming in on rubber boats on our south coast or the truth regarding coronavirus. But their top Journalists who at one time prided themselves on being impartial are now openly attacking people who go against their agenda, with no impartiality whatsoever. Donald Trump had their number when he lumped them in with the fake news in the states. the sickener is, we pay them a licence fee for the privilege.
 
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But their top Journalists who at one time prided themselves on being impartial are now openly attacking people who go against their agenda, with no impartiality whatsoever. Donald Trump had their number when he lumped them in with the fake news in the states. the sickener is, we pay them a licence fee for the privilege.
It is much the same in the US. Most of the news agencies here are openly anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Trump, and they don't even pretend to be otherwise.
It is amazing how much influence these few companies have on public opinion, LBGT and transgender propaganda, pro-abortion, ... and seems if the media "says so" then it must be true.

There truly is, no such thing as objective journalism anymore.
 
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So long as nobody heeds anything the BBC have to offer There is no news of any significance coming from the BBC, only gossip about those they wish to smear. Not a word about the hundreds of migrants coming in on rubber boats on our south coast or the truth regarding coronavirus. But their top Journalists who at one time prided themselves on being impartial are now openly attacking people who go against their agenda, with no impartiality whatsoever. Donald Trump had their number when he lumped them in with the fake news in the states. the sickener is, we pay them a licence fee for the privilege.
Come @Trevor, you know that's simply not true. The BBC consistently reports on people coming across the channel on boats, and it has round the clock coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Why say things that are false?
 
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Come @Trevor, you know that's simply not true. The BBC consistently reports on people coming across the channel on boats, and it has round the clock coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Why say things that are false?
Come @Trevor, you know that's simply not true. The BBC consistently reports on people coming across the channel on boats, and it has round the clock coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Why say things that are false?
The only person I've heard reporting on migrants coming across the channel Hekuran, is Nigel Farage and the police went to his house and harassed him, as did the media, and when he went out in a boat to check it out and found, that the French navy were escorting migrant rubber boats into British waters to be handed over and escorted into Dover by the border force, they threatened to commandeer the boat Nigel was on if it didn't leave the scene, this was all captured on video. My sister lives in East Sussex and she and her friends see boats coming in on a regular basis, and they are never stopped. When Nigel Farage brought this invasion into the public arena some of the news media were forced to mention it. maybe the bbc did, but I didn't hear of it. Priti Patel has said that she is going to act, but she's said that before. I did however hear the rant from Emily Maitlis against Dominic Cummings with absolutely no impartiality whatsoever. The bbc has been swamped with complaints over it, and have said they will look into it. Pigs might fly. As for the coronavirus, I've heard nothing from the bbc regarding the open airports where people are coming into Britain without being checked, leaving the airports, and jumping on the tube and buses breathing over the populace, had the bbc mentioned it, it would likely have stopped as soon as it had started, but it took 'you tube' journalists to make the government act, all this, while the people are imprisoned in their homes and fined if they don't adhere to what are loosely called the rules of lockdown. If you can't see this Hekuran, you must be going around with your eyes closed. Watch Question time, and see how the panel is stacked against anything Brexit or anti left, on occasions, 5 to 1. The only person I can honestly say considers both sides of an argument is Andrew Niel and I believe he has left the bbc for itv, I wonder why?
 
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Here's some stories from the BBC first on migrants crossing the channel BBC - Search results for migrant channel and their reporting on the London Underground BBC - Search results for coronavirus tube

The whole notion of truth is under threat in our current worldview. There is an absolute deluge of lies, falsehood, distortion and misinformation coming at us, and it suits people in power to allow us to believe that it doesn't matter that much, or that nothing can be done about it.

It does matter.

As Christians we believe in truth and that it is valuable and worth defending. We ought to be leading the way in taking care with the things that we say, ensuring as far as possible that what we say is true.
 
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Here's some stories from the BBC first on migrants crossing the channel BBC - Search results for migrant channel and their reporting on the London Underground BBC - Search results for coronavirus tube
It's no use debating over this Hekuran, because you believe the bbc and the home office and I don't. I was on 'You Tube' watching on the boat with Nigel Farage, and saw the French navy escorting boats full of migrants into British waters where they were met by border force boats who then took over the escorting. On the same video the border force threatened the owner of the boat Nigel Farage was on. The home office denied this. It is commonly known that the civil service are pro Eu as is the bbc. I don't believe we will agree on this, so I'll bow out of this debate with you. but may the Lord bless you, we can't agree on everything.
 
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I haven't offered an opinion on the BBC and you don't know whether I believe the BBC or not. Its not ip for debate either. I was addressing a matter a fact: the BBC has covered extensively the subjects you said it had reported on.
 
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I haven't offered an opinion on the BBC and you don't know whether I believe the BBC or not. Its not ip for debate either. I was addressing a matter a fact: the BBC has covered extensively the subjects you said it had reported on.
Well why don't you offer an opinion and then maybe I'll know where your coming from, To write a few words on a subject or mention it on TV, doesn't mean that your covering it. If the words that you speak doesn't marry the truth, then it's fake news and might as well be left unsaid. To omit to mention, that out of the thousands of immigrants that have entered Britain, only two or three hundred have been sent back is not covering the news, to omit to mention that Pritti Patel has promised twice that she would stop the flow of illegals and has not, is not covering the news. to omit that people have been entering Britain's airports unchecked for coronavirus, is not covering the news. To pillory Dominic Cummings for taking his child to his parents in Durham, when the law says that journeys can be made for family emergencies, and to pillory him for returning to London, when he is a key worker, is not covering the news. and to surround him and his son with a pack of insulting baying journalists who took no heed of keeping safe distance was criminal and disgusting. So forgive me for not seeing things as you do Hekuran, but I'm afraid I don't. but that should not stop us debating other things in the future. :)
 
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Your first post said there was 'not a word' about cross channel trafficking. I've just shown you and everyone else that there have been many words on it, that's all. I believe it's important - more important now than ever - that we are careful about the truth.
 
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