Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, April 07, 2014

If We REALLY had a Liberal Media...

This article lists fifteen facts that everyone would know if there were a liberal media.

Among other things:

ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) would be a household name as common as Democrat, Republican or labor union if we had a liberal media.  We don't, so it isn't.  If the media were liberal, you couldn't turn on the evening news or open a newspaper without learning and relearning that a shadowy group of corporate lobbyists (ALEC) sends out hundreds of sample bills to Republican legislatures, and these sample/model bills are dutifully enacted by ALEC's legislator/prostitutes.  Stand Your Ground laws, voter suppression laws, Ag Gag laws making it a crime to report animal abuse at factory farms, and most union-busting legislation you can thank ALEC for all of these laws.  These laws themselves are pretty much under the public radar (which they wouldn't be if we had a liberal media), let alone the fact that these laws all rolled off the ALEC assembly line and were quietly rushed through dozens of state legislatures.

Which country has the world's largest prison population?  China?  Russia?  You won't hear this from the liberal media, but the United States of America has 25% of the world's prisoners.  We have not only the largest percentage of the world's prisoners, but the largest number as well.  Think about it.  China that evil Communist police state we've been scared shitless of for decades has five times America's population but fewer prisoners.

In a related (censored) story, also forgotten by the liberal media:  African-Americans make up 13.6% of the U.S. population; but they make up 39.4% of the U.S. prison/jail population.

If there were a liberal media, everyone would know about the mass honeybee die-off, caused by colony collapse disorder.  25% of our food supply depends on pollination by bees.  The most likely causes of colony collapse disorder are certain chemicals manufactured and marketed by the Chemical/Agribusiness Syndicate.  This might have something to do with why the corporate-owned liberal media isn't reporting this.

And speaking of corporate media:  90% of all the information we see and hear is controlled by six corporations.  These would be Time Warner, Disney, News Corporation, Viacom, Comcast, and CBS.  These liberal corporations haven't bothered to tell us about the wave of  media consolidation that's engulfed the country in the last ten years.

Anyway, check out the article.  All fifteen items are things everyone would know if we had a liberal media.

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Blogger Snave said...

Good article!

Also, if we REALLY had a "liberal media", more Americans would know who the Kochs are and what they are up to. It looks as if Harry Reid is trying his best to make more Americans aware.

April 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: The more people are aware of the Kochs, the better for the public and the worse for the Kochs. They thrive on hiding in the shadows. Any kind of publicity, even good publicity, will be like sunlight shining into a den of vermin.

April 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out so-called liberal media got it’s start right along with the great depression. The American Public was mad at the Rich for fucking up the economy and the Politicians for covering up for them. Crusading Media reporters went out there, fed the skeptical mind and dug up as much dirt as they could. Even though they were own by corporations, the corporations were smaller then, and CEO’s like Bill Paley of CBS took pride in their News divisions. News Divisions meant pride and status, and even though sponsors complained, the Networks didn’t budge ..much. This was helped by the cold war, when the Soviet Union was well known for controlling and suppressing their News and no one here wanted to be compared to them. If the Conservatives had their way it might have changed with Nixon and his attempts to get Pat Buchanan to manipulate the Networks and the FCC. But Vietnam, Daniel Ellsburgh, and Watergate only heightened the quest for more truth.

It was finally Reagan who made corporations bigger and de-regulated the Industry so that the News Division fell to a group of accountants and lawyers for a corporation that may make canned chili instead of media and the true bottom line came out, the board only wanted profit instead of status.

If this guy did this article 60 years ago I might have put in the Jim Crow laws, discrimination policies, and lynchings around the country for people of color and immigrants. Well known but ignored by the then Press, Liberal or otherwise.


April 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Good description of how the news media started out actually uncovering and reporting news, and then deteriorated into large corporations where "news" was just another money-making product.

April 9, 2014 at 7:47 PM  

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