Media Consolidation - The Illusion of Choice

Six media giants now own a staggering 90% of what we read, watch, or listen to. In 1993, 90% of American media was owned by 50 companies. In 2011, that same 90% was controlled by six companies. 

By definition, this is the Mainstream Media (MSM). Particularly with respect to immigration, the Mainstream Media filters news through the lens of unending US population growth in order to satisfy the corporate agenda requiring such growth.

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This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.

That's consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.

NOTE: This infographic is from last year [2011] and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn't own AOL, so Huffington Post isn't affiliated with them.

But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates "the illusion of choice," Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren't owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

Here's the graphic: