[ the actual title of this page:]
http://www.Great-Liberal-Insights.org/mediabias.html

 

 

How liberal is the mainstream media ?

        While Newsweek magazine was telling the rest of the world about America's loss of the war in Afghanistan (in Sept. 2006), it was lulling people to sleep here in "la-la land" :

from Think Progress.org
        "I admit it.  The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures."
        – Ultra-Conservative Republican strategist William Kristol (The New Yorker, 5/22/95)

(When asked by his peers to toast the independent press in a gathering at the National Press Club,at a time when the paper had a reputation of being far more liberal than it is today, i.e. in 1953) John Swinton, head of the New York Times, said :
        "There is no such thing at this date of the world's history in America as an independent press.  You know it, and I know it.  There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinion, and if you did, you know beforehand it would never appear in print.  I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper.  Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.  If I allow my opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours, my occupation would be gone.  The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.  You know it, and I know it, and what folly is this, toasting an independent press?  We are the tools and the vassals of rich men behind the scenes.  We are the Jumping Jacks.  They pull the strings, and we dance.  Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men.  We are intellectual prostitutes."
       
        – John Swinton, CEO, New York Times, New York Press Club, April 12, 1953.


The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth... put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. – Thomas Jefferson

        A March, 2003 study of network TV news by New York's Fairness and Accuracy in Media shows how Americans were misled into war by outrageously biased programming on Iraq.
        The analysis found:
a) 76% of all commentators about Iraq on TV were present or former government officials;
b) only 6% of commentators expressed skepticism regarding the need for war – when 61% of the public supported more time for diplomacy and inspections;
c) on the four TV networks, less than 1% of sources were identified with anti-war groups.

        And more than two-thirds of commentators were from the U.S., 75% either present or former government or military officials.  The small number of foreign commentators mostly came from nations like Britain and Israel which were backing Bush's war policy.

        In short, the major networks, under White House prompting, beat the war drums and blatantly excluded commentators with contrary views, giving Americans a badly warped view of world events.

        After this study, the one media personality in America who dared to challenge the Bush administration's version of reality regarding the need to go to war with Iraq, namely Phil Donahue, had his show cancelled, not because it was doing poorly – it was beating its competition – but, as MSNBC said, because it was out of step with all the other shows and MSNBC didn't wan't to be perceived as "unpatriotic".  Translation: the media has caused "patriotic" to become identified with "supportive of whatever the Conservative Republican administration says or does".

        No wonder so few Americans understand what is going on abroad, how the
outside world really sees them, or why America has so many enemies overseas.
Small wonder many Americans are turning for balanced news to the CBC, BBC and the Internet.

The FOX News Channel joke

"In the October, 2003 poll conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland, that detailed which news networks had the least-informed viewers on the war in Iraq, poll respondents were asked about weapons of mass destruction being found in Iraq and about alleged links between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. And here's the least shocking thing you'll hear today: The most ignorant people surveyed said they use Fox News as their primary news source."
[ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-geiger/fox-news-they-distort-w_b_34251.html ]


"There were exactly 704 stories in the campaign about (the) flap of Gore inventing the Internet.  There were only 13 stories about Bush failing to show up for his National Guard duty for a year.  There were well over 1,000 stories – Nexus stopped at 1,000 – about Gore and the Buddhist temple.  Only 12 about Bush being accused of insider trading at Harken Energy. There were 347 about Al Gore wearing earth tones, but only 10 about the fact that Dick Cheney did business with Iran and Iraq and Libya."
        (from The Liberal Media, by Jonathan Alter , I think.)

The Rich and the Powerful will always be more Facist than Liberal:

According to journalist George Seldes:

". . . Hitler had the support of the most widely circulated magazine in history, 'Readers Digest,' as well as nineteen big-city newspapers and one of the three great American news agencies, the $220-million Hearst press empire.
". . . William Randolph Hearst, Sr., . . .  was the lord of all the press lords in the United States.  The millions who read the Hearst newspapers and magazines and saw Hearst newsreels in the nation's moviehouses had their minds poisoned by Hitler propaganda.
"It was . . .  disclosed first to President Roosevelt (by Ambassador Dodd) almost on the day it happened, in September 1934, and it is detailed in the book 'Ambassador Dodd's Diary,' published in 1941, and again in libel-proof documents on file in the courts of the state of New York.  William E. Dodd, professor of history (at the University of Chicago), told me about the Hearst sell-out . . .
"According to Ambassador Dodd, Hearst came to take the waters at Bad Nauheim in September 1934, and Dodd somehow learned immediately that Hitler had sent two of his most trusted Nazi propagandists, Hanfstangel and Rosenberg, to ask Hearst how Nazism could present a better image in the United States.  When Hearst went to Berlin later in the month, he was taken to see Hitler."  Seldes reports that a $400,000 a year deal was struck between Hearst and Hitler, and signed by Doctor Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister.  "Hearst," continues Seldes, "completely changed the editorial policy of his nineteen daily newspapers the same month he got the money."
In the court documents filed on behalf of Dan Gillmor, publisher of a magazine named "Friday," in response to a lawsuit by Hearst, under item 61, he states: "Promptly after this said visit with Adolf Hitler and the making of said arrangements. . .  said plaintiff, William Randolph Hearst, instructed all Hearst press correspondents in Germany, including those of INS (Hearst's International News Service) to report happenings in Germany only in a friendly' manner.  All of such correspondents reporting happenings in Germany accurately and without friendliness, sympathy and bias for the actions of the then German government, were transferred elsewhere, discharged, or forced to resign. . . ."
In the late 1930s, Seldes recounts, when "several sedition indictments (were brought by) the Department of Justice . . .  against a score or two of Americans, the defendants included an unusually large minority of newspaper men and women, most of them Hearst employees."
        When conservatives boast of the "success" of their media, they don't tell you that Rupert Murdock lost $500,000 on FOX News for years before FOX started making a profit. The same is true of the conservative Washington Times newspaper, which actually cost its investors a Billion dollars before it finally stopped bleeding.
        Liberals don't have that kind of money. Air America had to give up the ghost when it lost a mere $ 20 million.



Despite the fact that 78% of the newspapers endorsed Republican Wendel Wilkie, (or was is because of that fact?) Roosevelt carried all of the large cities except for Cincinnati.

The following is from :
http://www.americanpolitics.com/20011221Bartcop.html :

No Way To Get Their Message Out!

by www.bartcop.com

Dec.21, 2001 – Knuckledrag, OK :
CBS's Bernard Goldberg has written an expose on the liberal media entitled Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News.  This is a good example of smart writing and even better marketing.  If Goldberg had written the truth, that the media is nothing but right-wing pimps working for Bush, it would sell about as many copies as Fortunate Son and be withdrawn from book stores right away.  But since he's selling the LIE that left-wingers control the media, something very different will happen to Mr. Goldberg and his book.  How on earth can CONSERVATIVES be heard when the Media in America is under the total control of LIBERALS?  The ONLY Place they can be heard is

* The Rush Limbaugh show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Bill O'Reilly show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Sean Hannity show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Eva Von Zahn show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Beltway Boys where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the the media.
* The Brit Hume show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Tony Snow show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Mara Liason show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The McLaughlin Group where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Chris the Screamer show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice the media.
* The G. Gordon Liddy show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice the media.
* The Laura Schlessinger show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice the media.
* The Michael Medved show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Sam & Cokie show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Meet the Press with Tim Russert where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The John Hockenberry show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice the media.
* The Ollie North show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Neil Bortz show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Robert Novak show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Paul Weyrich show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Brian Williams show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Wolf Blitzer show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The Don Imus show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* The John Stossel show, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Reliable Sources with Howie Kurtz, where they'll say conservatives have no voice in the media.

Then,
* David Horowitz will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Maureen Dowd will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Ann Coulter will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Laura Ingraham will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Peggy Noonan will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* William Safire will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Andrew (bareback) Sullivan will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* David Limbaugh will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Jonah Goldberg will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Mona Charen will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Linda Chavez will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* John Fund will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Paul Greenburg will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Jeff Jacoby will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Dick Morris will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Thomas Sowell will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Cal Thomas will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Walter Williams will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* Mort Zuckerman will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Brent Bozell will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* William F Buckley will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* Neil Cavuto will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* David Hackworth will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* Charles Krauthammer will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* William Raspberry will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* Phyllis Schlafly will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* George Will will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Matt Drudge will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Luci (The Bat) Goldberg will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Michael Barone will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Lawrence Kudlow will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* Marlin Fitzwater will write a column saying conservatives have no voice the media.
* Pat Buchanan will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Ari Fleisher will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Rich Lowry will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
* Kate O'Beirne will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.

Isn't it a shame that the radical right-wing has no way to get their message out?

...and Mr. Goldberg?
He's going to make millions selling red meat to the dittoheads.

A Canadian journalist's view of the American Media

What Liberal Media? The Truth
About Bias and the News

by Eric Alterman

A letter to Wolfe Blitzer about bias in the media:
Dear Mr. Blitzer:

In the hopes that you (or a responsible member of your staff) are actually reading these emails and giving serious thought to this issue, I will answer you in some detail.
You ask "Are we (in the media) biased (toward the right wing)?"  The answer is, sadly, an overwhelming "Yes!"  I submit the following in evidence: For over eight years, the media has pounced on every single hint of a potential scandal about President Clinton, his wife, his daughter, Vice President Gore, his wife, his children, their extended families, their current staff members, their former staff members, even their pets.  Most of these "scandals" were simply a charge made by one or more Republicans, based on one or more facts taken completely out of context, which could, under certain circumstances, indicate criminal activity.  However, the media NEVER took the simple step of determining whether those charges were valid.  The media abandoned its duty to investigate stories before airing them, and instead endlessly repeated these unsupported allegations until those allegations became the truth in the minds of most viewers.  When evidence later surfaced that these allegations were untrue, the media compounded its crime by refusing to admit its mistakes with equal vigor – instead repeating the same irresponsible behavior as soon as the next Republican smear campaign was launched.
For example – the RNC claimed that, in 1996, Gore made fundraising phone calls from his office that were a violation of the 1883 Pendleton Act.  The Pendleton Act is designed to keep Federal employees from asking their subordinates for campaign contributions on Federal property.  (It doesn't even mention phone calls, because there were no telephones in the White House in 1883.) Gore did not call any other Government employees from his office and ask for donations, nor did he call anyone who was also on Government property and ask for donations.  He very clearly did not violate the 1883 Pendleton Act, as alleged.
Gore was also accused of taking part in an illegal fundraising scam in the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple.  Gore, his staff, and the evidence all confirmed that Gore had no knowledge of John Huang and Maria Hsia's illegal activities.  Witness – including Don Knabe, a Republican Los Angeles county supervisor – confirmed no fundraising occurred while Gore was present.
Gore was deposed, but he was never charged with any crime.
Yet the media reported these accusation as if they were true – and reported them endlessly, linking them to other "Clinton Administration scandals" that were just as baseless.  After the initial feeding frenzy ended, the media continually referred to Gore as someone "tainted by fundraising scandals", until a huge number of Americans believed that Gore had violated the campaign finance laws somehow and gotten away with it.
And the Republicans, who started the smear campaign in the first place, milked that media bred misconception for all it was worth.  George W. Bush's main appeal to many voters was that he was going to "restore honor and dignity to the White House".  In the First Presidential Debate, George W.  Bush used these false scandals to further damage Gore's reputation: 'I think the thing that discouraged me about the vice president was uttering those famous words, "No controlling legal authority." I felt like there needed to be a better sense of responsibility of what was going on in the White House.  I believe that – I believe they've moved that sign, "The buck stops here" from the Oval Office desk to "The buck stops here" on the Lincoln bedroom.  It's not good for the country and it's not right. We need to have a new look about how we conduct ourselves in office. There's a huge trust.  I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, I don't want you to let me down again.  And we can do better than the past administration has done.  It's time for a fresh start.  It's time for a new look.  It's time for a fresh start after a season of cynicism.  And so I don't know the man well, but I've been disappointed about how he and his administration have conducted the fundraising affairs.  You know, going to a Buddhist temple and then claiming it wasn't a fundraiser isn't my view of responsibility.' http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2000a.html The Moderator, Jim Lehrer, let this remark pass without pointing out the facts.
The GOP played the media like a violin during the campaign, manufacturing a series of "Gore Lies" that the media rabidly parroted, and joyfully played shrink, wondering why Gore "needed" to lie like a rug. There was only one slight problem with the "Gore Lies" and the media's coverage of them – all of the "Gore Lies" were later proven to be misquotes by the media, not lies by Gore.  (Except one.  Gore did not visit Texas with FEMA director James Witt on the day he said he did.  He actually went with the assistant director of FEMA that day.  And most people would not characterize that as a "lie", but as a "mistake".) The Annenberg 2000 Election Survey, released last month, found that "one of the most significant shifts in public opinion in the 2000 presidential campaign came in late September when perceptions of Democrat Al Gore's honesty dropped sharply".
Did the media even stop to consider the possible political motivations behind the GOP endlessly leaking reports that Clinton and Gore were under investigation for some new scandal – no matter how many previous scandals had turned up nothing? Or did the media agree that destroying the American people's trust in their President and Vice President was a worthy goal? Personally, I would find it much easier to believe that the media is unbiased if it wasn't for all the obvious scandals connected to George W. Bush that the media has refused to cover, except in the most superficial way.
The worst of these is the Florida 2000 election.  To me, one of the most shocking thing about the Florida election is the media's complete disinterest in exploring the endless "irregularities" that all favored Bush but hurt Gore.  In fact, there is not one of the countless "irregularities" that aided Gore.  That is just not statistically possible.
I will list just three "irregularities" which favor Bush – "irregularities" that, if they had taken place in a state where one of Gore's close relatives was Governor, and the Secretary of State was his state campaign co-chair, the media would still be reporting 24/7 about the obviously criminal nature of these "irregularities" and the campaign that benefitted from them:
A.) Most of Florida's counties did not check the overvotes to determine if there were any legal votes wrongly classified as overvotes – something required by Florida law.  Gore got 87% of these discarded overvotes. (According to the Washington Post, to this day, 1.58 million of Florida's votes have not been counted a second time.)
B.) The Republican elections supervisors in Seminole and Martin county were found in a court of law to have manufactured absentee ballots for Republican voters (potentially as many as 5,000).  Although this is a felony in Florida, neither supervisor has been charged with a crime.
C.) The "bourgeois rioters" that beat up several people in the Miami Dade Courthouse in order to stop the recount there have all been identified by the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc.  They are all GOP Congressional aides or former GOP Congressional aides who were flown down to Florida, fed and housed at the expense of the Bush/Cheney campaign.  After the riot, both Bush and Cheney called this group to congratulate them on a job well done.  During the inauguration, they held a reunion with Katherine Harris, where they all got commemorative t-shirts and paperweights filled with chad.  None of these "bourgeois rioters" has ever been questioned by the police, let alone charged with a crime they were videotaped committing.  For the record, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, etc., those rioters are:


1.  Tom Pyle, policy analyst, office of House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.). 
2. Garry Malphrus, majority chief counsel and staff director, House Judiciary subcommittee on criminal justice. 
3. Rory Cooper, political division staff member at the National Republican Congressional Committee. 
4. Kevin Smith, former House Republican conference analyst and more recently of Voter.com. 
5. Steven Brophy, former aide to Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.), now working at the consulting firm KPMG. 
6. Matt Schlapp, former chief of staff for Rep.  Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), now on the Bush campaign staff in Austin. 
7. Roger Morse, aide to Rep. Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.). 
8. Duane Gibson, aide to Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska) of the House Resources Committee. 
9. Chuck Royal, legislative assistant to Rep. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). 
10. Layna McConkey, former legislative assistant to former Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot (R-Iowa), now at Steelman Health Strategies.

I could literally go on for days with more examples of Bush scandals the media has ignored – Bush's alcohol abuse, his being AWOL during the Vietnam war, the bogus "energy crisis" in California that Bush ignores to the benefit of his major donors, the Bush family ties to the Nazi party and the Unification Church, the thousands and thousands of enraged Americans who protested Bush's inauguration and continue to protest his illegal administration daily but are ignored by the media...  which prefers instead to waste countless hours on stories like "Gore's gained weight" or "Hillary Clinton got a hug from Strom Thurmond".
And somehow, given all this, you still have to ask "Are we (in the media) biased (toward the right wing)"?


The only answer is: "Edward R. Murrow is spinning in his grave".

Sincerely,
Janet Hessert
North Hollywood, CA

"There were exactly 704 stories in the campaign about (the) flap of Gore inventing the Internet. There were only 13 stories about Bush failing to show up for his National Guard duty for a year. There were well over 1,000 stories – Nexus stopped at 1,000 – about Gore and the Buddhist temple. Only 12 about Bush being accused of insider trading at Harken Energy. There were 347 about Al Gore wearing earth tones, but only 10 about the fact that Dick Cheney did business with Iran and Iraq and Libya."
        (Obvious, isn't it that its LIBERALS who control the media!)
        A March, 2003 study of network TV news by New York's Fairness and Accuracy in Media shows how Americans were misled into war by outrageously biased programming on Iraq. The analysis found:
        a) 76% of all commentators about Iraq on TV were present or former government officials;
        b) only 6% of commentators expressed skepticism regarding the need for war – when 61% of the public supported more time for diplomacy and inspections;
        c) on the four TV networks, less than 1% of sources were identified with anti-war groups. In short, the major networks, under White House prompting, beat the war drums and blatantly excluded commentators with contrary views, giving Americans a badly warped view of world events. (Obvious, isn't it that its LIBERALS who control the media!)
        After this study, the one media personality in America who dared to challenge the Bush administration's version of reality regarding the need to go to war with Iraq, namely Phil Donahue, had his show cancelled, not because it was doing poorly – it was beating its competition – but, as MSNBC said, because it was out of step with all the other shows and MSNBC didn't wan't to be perceived as "unpatriotic".
        Translation: the media has caused "patriotic" to become identified with "supportive of whatever the Conservative Republican administration says or does". (Obvious, isn't it that its LIBERALS who control the media!)
        (When asked by his peers to toast the independent press in a gathering at the National Press Club,at a time when the paper had a reputation of being far more liberal than it is today, i.e. in 1953) John Swinton, head of the New York Times, said :
        "There is no such thing at this date of the world's history in America as an independent press. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinion, and if you did, you know beforehand it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allow my opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours, my occupation would be gone.
       The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it, and I know it, and what folly is this, toasting an independent press? We are the tools and the vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the Jumping Jacks. They pull the strings, and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
        – John Swinton, CEO, New York Times, New York Press Club, April 12, 1953. (Obvious, isn't it that its LIBERALS who control the media!)

1st of the Five Media Giants (as of end of 2006) : 
 GENERAL ELECTRIC
CEO: Jeff Immelt  – Number of Employees: 316,000

*  TELEVISION
     o PRODUCTION  – NBC Universal
            + NBC Television
                   # New York, WNBC
                   # Los Angeles, KNBC
                   # Chicago, WMAQ
                   # San Jose / San Francisco, KNTV
                   # Dallas / Fort Worth, KXAS
                   # Plus 9 other stations
            + Telemundo
                   # Los Angeles, KVEA / KWHY
                   # New York, WNJU
                   # Miami, WSCV
                   # Chicago, WSNS
                   # Dallas / Fort Worth, KXTX
            + NBC Universal Television Distribution
            + NBC Universal Television Studio
            + Law & Order franchise
            + Late Night With Conan O'Brien
            + The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
     o PROGRAMMING  – NBC (99% of households reached)
            + NBC Network News
                   # The Today Show
                   # NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams
                   # Dateline NBC
                   # Meet The Press
                   # Early Today
                   # CNBC
                         * Squawk Box
                         * Mad Money
                         * Tim Russert
            + CNBC World
                   # CNBC Arabia
                   # CNBC-India TV-18
                   # CNBC Asia [Part]
                   # CNBC Europe
            + MSNBC [with Microsoft] (79% of households reached)
                   # MSNBC Live
                   # Hardball With Chris Matthews
                   # Rita Cosby: Live and Direct
                   # Scarborough Country
            + Sci Fi [Part]
            + Telemundo
            + Bravo
            + USA Network
            + Weather Plus
            + A & E [Part]
            + The History Channel [Part]
            + The Sundance Channel [Part]
     o PERIODICALS
            + Sci Fi Magazine [80%]
     o PARKS & RESORTS
            + Universal Parks and Resorts
            + Universal Studios Hollywood [40%]
            + Universal Studios Orlando [40%]
            + Universal Studios Japan [40%]
     o INTERNET
            + MSNBC.com
            + SciFi.com [80%]
            + msn.com
            + NBC.com
            + Telemundo.com
     o FILM
            + Universal Pictures
            + Universal Studios Home Entertainment
            + Focus Features
            + Rogue Pictures
     o  OTHER NON-COMMUNICATION ENTERPRISES :
            + GE Commercial Finance
            + GE Insurance Solutions
            + Transportation Financial Services Group
            + GE Consumer Finance
            + GE Heatlthcare
            + GE Industrial
                   # Plastics
                   # Electrical Equipment
                   # Silicones
                   # Lighting
                   # Household Appliances
                   # Equipment Services
                   # Securities Systems
                   # GE Sensing
            + GE Infrastructure
            + Aircraft Engines
            + Aircraft Engines Maintenance
            + Commercial Aviation Financing
            + GE Energy
            + Energy Financial Services
            + Commercial Aviation Financing
            + GE Energy
            + Energy Financial Services
            + Oil & Gas Turbomachinery
            + GE Water & Process Technologies
            + GE Transportation
            + Locomotives

2nd of the Five Media Giants (as of end of 2006) : 
  DISNEY
CEO: Robert Iger  – Number of Employees: 133,000

*  TELEVISION
      o PRODUCTION
          + ABC Television
                  # New York, WABC
                  # Los Angeles, KABC
                  # Chicago, WLS
                  # Philadelphia, WPVI
                  # San Francisco, WKGO
                  # Plus 5 other stations
          + Buena Vista Television
          + Touchstone Television
          + Walt Disney Television
      o PROGRAMMING
          + ABC (97% of households reached)
          + ABC Entertainment
          + ABC Daytime
          + ABC Sports
          + ABC Kids
          + ABC News
                  # Good Morning America
                  # Nightline
                  # World News Tonight
                  # World News Now
                  # 20/20
                  # Primetime
                  # This Week With George Stephanopoulos
          + ESPN [80%]
                  # ESPN Deportes
                  # ESPN 2
                  # ESPN Classic
                  # ESPNEWS
          + The Disney Channel
          + International Disney Channels
          + JETIX Europe [74.4%]
          + JETIX Latin America
          + A&E [37.5%]
          + E! Entertainment Networks [39.6%]
          + Style [39.6%]
          + Lifetime Television [50%]
*  PERIDODOCALS
      o Family Fun
      o ESPN The Magazine
      o Disney Adventures
      o Buena Vista Magazines
      o Wondertime
*  INTERNET
      o Disney.com
      o ESPN.com
      o ABC.com
      o ABCNews.com
      o ABCSports.com
      o EXPN.com
      o ESPNdeportes.com
      o Soccernet
      o movies.com
*  BOOKS
      o Hyperion (distribution by Time Warner)
      o Miramax
      o ESPN Books
      o ABC Daytime Press
      o Hyperion East
      o Hyperion Audio Books
      o Disney Publishing Worldwide
      o Hyperion Books for Children
      o Disney Press
      o Disney Editions
      o Volo
      o Jump at the Sun
      o Disney Libri [Italy]
      o Disney Hachette JV [France]
*  FILM
      o Walt Disney Pictures
      o Touchstone Pictures
      o Hollywood Pictures
      o Miramax Films
      o Walt Disney Feature Animation
      o DisneyToon Studios
      o Buena Vista International
      o Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
      o Buena Vista Productions
      o Pixar
*  RADIO
      o ABC Radio (73 stations)
      o ABC News Radio
      o ESPN Radio
      o Radio Disney
*  PARKS & RESORTS
      o Disneyland
          + Disneyland Resort
          + Disney's California Adventure
          + Disneyland Paris [51%]
          + Hong Kong Disneyland
          + Euro Disney [40%]
      o Walt Disney World
          + Walt Disney World Resort
          + Magic Kingdom
          + EPCOT
          + Walt Disney Studio Park
      o Tokyo Disney
      o Tokyo Disney-Sea
      o Disney-MGM Studios
      o Disney's Animal Kingdom
      o Disney Cruise Line
      o Disney Vacation Club Resorts
      o ESPN Zone restaurants
*  MISCELLANEOUS
      o Disney Mobile
      o Mobile ESPN
      o Buena Vista Games
          + The Chronicals of Narnia
          + Chicken Little
          + Nightmare Before Christmas
      o Buena Vista Music Group
          + Walt Disney Records
          + Hollywood Records

3rd of the Five Media Giants (as of end of 2006) : 
 TIME WARNER
CEO: Richard D. Parsons  – Number of Employees: 87,850
*  TELEVISION
      o PRODUCTION  – Warner Brothers Television Production
          + Warner Bros. Animation
          + Warner Bros. Interactvie Entertainment
          + Monolith Productions
          + Warner Bros. Consumer Products
          + Warner Bros. International Cinemas
          + Time Warner Cable
                  # On Demand Services
                  # Video on Demand
                  # Digital Video Recorders
                  # High Definition Television  – High Speed Data Services
                  # Digital Phone
                  # Local News Channels
      o PROGRAMMING  – Turner Broadcasting System
          + CNN (82% of households reached)
                  # American Morning
                  # CNN Live Today
                  # Your World Today
                  # Live From
                  # The Situation Room
                  # Lou Dobbs Tonight
                  # Paula Zahn Now
                  # Larry King Live
                  # Anderson Cooper 360
                  # Turner Networks
          + TBS
          + TNT
          + Turner Classic Movies
          + Cartoon Network
          + Turner South
          + Boomerang
          + Home Box Office (HBO)
          + Cinemax
          + Court TV
          + WB
          + CW Network [50% with CBS]
*  PERIODICALS  – Magazines  – Time Inc. (publishes over 145  worldwide)
      o Time
      o People
      o Sports Illustrated
      o Fortune
      o Entertainment Weekly
      o InStyle
      o Essence Communications Partners  – Essence
      o Synapse Group [92%]
      o IPC Media [UK]
      o Southern Progress Corporation
          + Southern Living
          + Sunset
          + Cooking Light
          + Health
      o Parenting Group
          + Parenting
          + Babytalk
      o E.C. Publications
      o MAD
      o DC Comics (publishes over 50 comics worldwide)
      o Time4Media (publishes 17 magazines worldwide)
      o Popular Science
      o Golf
      o Grupo Editorial Expansion (publishes 15 magazines in Mexico)
*  INTERNET  – AOL ("Strategic Alliance" with Google)
      o AOL High Speed
      o AIM
      o ICQ
      o Moviefone
      o Mapquest
      o AOL Call Alert
      o AOLbyphone
      o AOL Voicemail
      o AOL Europe
      o AOL Latin America (AOLA)
      o AOL Transit Data Network (ATDN)
      o CompuServe
      o AOL Wireless
      o Advertising.com
      o CNN Interactive
      o CNN.com
      o allpolitics.com
      o NASCAR.com
      o PGA.com
      o CartoonNetwork.com
      o TheWB.com
      o DCComics.com
      o 52thecomic.com
      o Time.com
*  FILM  – Warner Brothers Entertainment
      o Warner Brothers Pictures
      o Castle Rock
      o Warner Independent Pictures
      o Warner Home Video
      o New Line Cinema Corporation
          + New Line Cinema
          + Picturehouse Films
*  MISCELLANEOUS
      o Time Warner Telecom [44%]
      o Atlanta Braves

4th of the Five Media Giants (as of end of 2006) : 
 NEWS CORPORATION
CEO: Rupert Murdoch  – Number of Employees: 44,000

*  TELEVISION
     o PRODUCTION  – Twentieth Century Fox Television
            + My Network TV
            + Fox Television Studios
            + Star Group Limited (STAR)
            + Fox Broadcasting Company
            + Fox Television
            + New York, WNYW, WWOR
            + Los Angeles, KTTV KCOP
            + Chicago, WFLD, WPWR
            + Philadelphia, WTXF
            + Boston WFXT
            + Plus 20 other station
     o PROGRAMMING  – Fox (77% of households reached)
            + Fox College Sports
            + Fox Reality
            + Fx Networks
            + Fox International Channels
            + Fox Sports Net
            + Fox Movie
            + Fox News Channel
            + Special Report With Brit Hume
            + Fox Report With Sheppard Smith
            + On The Record With Greta Van Susteren
            + Fox News Sunday
            + Fox News Radio Network
            + The O'Reilly Factor
            + Hannity & Colmes
            + National Geographic Channel (67% ownership)
            + Fuel TV
            + Speed
            + Fox Sports International
            + Fox Sports World Middle East
            + Fox Pan American Sports (37.8%)
            + Fox Soccer
*  PERIDOCALS
     o NEWSPAPERS (Publishes over 175  worldwide
            + New York Post (US)
            + News International (UK)
            + News of the World
            + The Sun
            + Sunday Times
            + The Times
            + TSL Educational (UK)
            + Times Educational Supplement
            + Times Literary Supplement
            + Times Higher Education Supplement
            + Nursery World
            + Daily Telegraph (Australia)
            + Sunday Tasmanian
            + Fiji Times
            + Papua New Guinea Post-Courier
     o MAGAZINES
            + News America Marketing Group (US)
            + Smart Source
            + Weekly Standard (US)
            + News Magazine (Australia)
            + INSIDE out
            + donna hay
            + Herald and Weekly Times (Australia)
            + News Custom Publishing
            + Gemstar  – TV Guide (41%)
*  INTERNET
     o Intermix
     o MyLeague.com
     o CasesLadder.com
     o FlowGo.com
     o Grab.com
     o MySpace.com
     o IGN.com
     o News.com.au
     o Foxnews.com
     o NYPost.com
     o MSN.FoxSports.com
     o WeeklyStandard.com
     o Scout.com
     o Broadsys.com
     o NewsOptimus.co.uk
     o NewsOutdoor.com
*  BOOKS
     o Harper Collins Limited (UK)
     o Harper Collins Publishers (US)
     o Zondervan (evangelical Christian imprint)
     o ReganBooks
*  FILM
     o Twentieth Century Fox
     o Twentieth Century Fox Animation
     o Fox Searchlight Pictures
     o Fox 2000
     o Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
     o New Regency (20%)
*  SATELLITE
     o SKY Italia
     o SKY News
     o FOXTEL (25%)
     o BSkyB [36.8%]
     o DirecTV Group [33.9%]
     o Innova [30%]
     o SKYLatin America [49.7%]
*  MISCELLANEOUS
     o Festival Mushroom Records
     o NDS ("open end-to-end digital technology)
     o National Rugby League  – Australia & New Zealand [50%]

5th of the Five Media Giants (as of end of 2006) : 
 VIACOM
CEO: Thomas Freston  – Number of Employees: 9,500

*  TELEVISION
      o PRODUCTION
          + BET Event Production
          + MTV Productions
      o PROGRAMMING  – MTV Networks
          + MTV
          + MTV2
          + VH1
          + BET
          + BET Gospel
          + BETJ
          + Nickelodeon
          + Noggin
          + NickGas
          + TurboNick
          + Nicktoons Network
          + Nick at Night
          + Country Music Television
          + Spike TV
          + Comedy Central
          + The Daily Show with Jon Steward
          + The Colbert Report
          + TV Land
          + MTV Desi
          + MTV Chi
          + MTV Tr3s
          + MTV Jams
          + VH1 Classic
          + VHUno
          + VH1 Soul
          + Game One
          + The Box
          + Logo
          + MTV Base [Africa]
          + Viva [Germany 97.8%]
          + The Music Factory [UK]
          + MTV Mandarin
          + Nick Jr. Australia
          + Nickelodeon Brazil
*  MAGAZINES
      o Nickelodeon Magazine
*  RADIO
      o MTV Radio
      o BET Radio
      o Imagine Radio Limited
*  FILM
      o Paramount Pictures
      o DreamWorks SKG
      o iFilm Corp
      o MTV Films
*  INTERNET
      o GameTrailors.com
      o Neopets
      o Nickelodeon Online
      o MTVi Group
          + SconicNet.com
          + VH1.com
          + MTV.com
      o GoCityKids.com
      o Broadband Video
          + Comedy Central's MotherLoad
          + MTV Overdrive
          + VH1 Vspot
          + BET On Blast
      o Cmt.com
      o Ifilm.com
*  MISCELLANEOUS  – Famous Music
      o The Extreme Music Library
      o Director's Cuts Production Music
      o Xfire
      o MTV Mobile

What Liberal Media ?
Book & website by Eric Alterman

If the U.S. communications media is "controlled by the Liberals", then why is it that :
  1. ABC, CBS, NBC and their owners; Disney, Westinghouse and General Electric are conservative corporations.
  2. over 90% of the daily newspapers over the past 16 years endorsed such conservatives as Reagan, Reagan, Bush, Bush, Dole and Bush for President.
  3. the very conservative Fox News Channel has more viewers than CNN.
  4. the longest running show on PBS was that conservative show Firing Line with that conservative William F. Buckley.
  5. the Sunday PBS pundit show The McLaughlin Group is named and orchestrated by that conservative John McLaughlin with a panel of three conservatives (including Mr. McLaughlin), one moderate and one liberal.
  6. the second largest media organization is America is owned and controlled by that conservative Rupert Murdoch.
  7. the most listened to political commentary on radio in America for the past 50 years is that conservative Paul Harvey.
  8. the most listened to talk radio show in America is from that conservative Rush Limbaugh.
  9. you can't even turn a radio on the AM dial without hearing such conservatives as Bob Grant, Ollie North, Rush Limbaugh, Gordon Liddy, Ken Hamblin, Michael Reagan, Armstrong Williams, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Laura Schlessinger pushing their conservative propaganda
  10. the magazine with the largest circulation in America, TV Guide, is owned and controlled by that conservative Rupert Murdoch.
  11. the daily newspaper with highest circulation other than USA Cheeze Whiz, is the conservative Wall Street Journal.
  12. Newsweek’s back page editorial is from that conservative George Will 3 out of 4 times?

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