Updates: 10/15/2017 added more material to Salon article on religious right 09/14/2017; 09/13/2017 added more news groups, included lawsuits; The Real News/Gilad article; 09/07/2017 U of W on GE; 09/06/2017 Open Democracy; 09/03/2017 Newsbud on The Real News; Counterpunch Washington Post propaganda;  01/11/2017 Alternative Views News Agencies/Groups IN THIS SECTION (scroll down if links are not active):  False Flags    Operation Mockingbird     Alternative Views on ACLU  Prototype of Antizionist Conspiracy    Corporate, Trust or Other Owners of Media (some also listed in News Groups section):   GE     Comcast     News Corporation    News Corp News Groups: ABC     CBS     NBC     Fox News     The Guardian     The New York Times     The Real News     Salon     Washington Post See also:   ACLU     EFF     Americans United ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON VARIOUS NEWS GROUPS AND OTHER INFORMATION Prototype of Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Real Zionist News: http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=493 ABC Some lawsuits: http://www.wsbradio.com/business/attorney-settlement-lawsuit-against-abc-exceeds-177m/dIzSWqWcohMXexu5ITS2zM/ CBS Older article WSWS:  CBS-Viacom merger: monopolies tighten their grip on the mediaBy Martin McLaughlin (09/11/1999) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/09/merg-s11.html Excerpt:  Perhaps the most revealing feature of the announced takeover of CBS by Viacom was how little public attention it attracted. There was intensive coverage September 8, the day the deal was announced by Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and CBS President Mel Karmazin. After that, the biggest media merger in US history was relegated to the inside pages of the business press and ignored by the broadcast media.  There was little or no commentary about the implications for democracy of the formation of such huge media monopolies, controlling vast means for the manipulation of public opinion. Don Hewitt, executive producer of the CBS 60 Minutes program, joked to the New York Times, “I'm convinced that before I die, one person will own everything. And it could well be Mel Karmazin.”  It is virtually impossible for any significant section of the media to take up this issue because the media as a whole is controlled by a relative handful of giant conglomerates. Those whose livelihoods depend on these companies routinely subject themselves to a form a self-censorship. Otherwise, like the producers fired last year by CNN for exposing evidence of US use of nerve gas in the Vietnam War, they find themselves out on the street. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/09/merg-s11.html Some lawsuits: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4071724/JonBen-t-Ramsey-s-brother-files-750million-lawsuit-against-CBS-cold-case-special- accused-killing-pageant-queen-sister.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356908/Former-NBC-reporter-loses-lawsuit-CBS-aired-footage-bikini-house-suspected- murderer-case-covering.html http://www.ibtimes.com/lawsuits-against-cbs-iheartmedia-cumulus-could-wipe-out-oldies-radio-we-know-it-2073093 NBC Ownership: Money CNN on Comcast/NBC: http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/03/news/companies/comcast_nbc/index.htm The Guardian on NBC https://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/dec/03/comcast-nbc-universal-deal Money CNN on GE/NBC http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/03/news/companies/comcast_nbc/index.htm U of W:  On NBC/GE slant http://www.uow.edu.au/~sharonb/STS218/media/ownership/nbc.html Fox News Ownership Wikipedia: Fox News https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_controversies#Ownership_and_management Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the owner of Fox News Channel. He has been a subject of controversy and criticism as a result of his substantial influence in both the print and broadcast media. In the United States, he is the publisher of the New York Post newspaper and the magazine The Weekly Standard….News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_controversies#Ownership_and_management [accessed 09/14/2017] Some lawsuits: Deadline: http://deadline.com/2017/08/donald-trump-fox-news-channel-fake-news-lawsuit-seth-rich-murder-1202139918/ The Guardian The Guardian on Comcast-NBC-Universal Deal https://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/dec/03/comcast-nbc-universal-deal New York Times On New York Times/GE U of W - college http://www.uow.edu.au/~sharonb/STS218/media/ownership/nbc.html Excerpt:  NBC has not been alone in putting a positive spin on the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. On the tenth anniversary of the accident, the New York Times ran an anniversary article opposite the editorial page headlined "Three Mile Island: The Good News" which argued that the accident had been good for the nuclear power industry prompting better management and emergency planning. The paper did not report the fact that 2000 residents living near the plant had filed claims for cancer and other health problems they blamed on the accident, nor the 280 personal-injury settlements paid out to such claimants, nor the unusual clusters of leukemia, birth defects and hypothyroidism around the plant. (Lee and Solomon 1990, p. 210). This was not the first time Times reporting had fitted with General Electric's views. In 1986 the Times reported on the use of humans as subjects in tritium absorption experiments. Tritium is routinely handled by nuclear power plant workers. An early edition of the paper said: "The tritium study was financed by the Atomic Energy Commission and conducted by the General Electric Company at Richland, which abuts the Hanford [nuclear weapons] reservation." In the late edition the sentence ended after Commission and no longer named General Electric. (Tenenbaum 1990 - Tenenbaum, Brian, 1990, 'G.E. Farben?', Lies of Our Times, August.) http://www.uow.edu.au/~sharonb/STS218/media/ownership/nbc.html The Real News Newsbud on The Real News vs. the real truth (11/08/2012) https://www.newsbud.com/2012/11/08/the-real-news-vs-the-real-truth/ Open Democracy: Why I have resigned from The Telegraph. By Peter Osborne (02/17/2015) https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/peter-oborne/why-i-have-resigned-from-telegraph Gilad: Paul Jay: Portrait of an anti-Zionist Zionist. By Gilad Atzmon http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/paul-jay-portrait-of-an-anti-zionist-zionist.html Excerpt: Moreover, how many Goyim served as the secretary of JVP or ‘Jews for Justice’ in the last decade?  Not one is the answer, and the reason has much to do with racial and ethnic qualification. Sooner or later even Jay will have to admit that by its very nature, Jewish politics is exclusivist….(On biblical excerpt): No one who reads the above can turn a blind eye to the continuum between the Biblical call for plunder, the Zionist project and the Israeli practice. But Jay simply attempts to smokescreen this glaring fact….(letter responding to Gilad - notice names inin CC): Paul Jay to Gilad Atzmon CC:  Alison Weir, Harvie Branscomb  Jeff Balnkfort,  Monir Deeb Shahram Vahdany, Janet Mcmahon,   Delinda C. Hanley, Paul Latudee and others  source:http://therealnews com/  http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/paul-jay-portrait-of-an-anti-zionist-zionist.html Salon The Daily Banter: Salon-com-the real website is operated-by far-right-hate-group. By Ben Cohen (01/16/2015) https://thedailybanter.com/2015/01/exclusive-salon-com-real-website-operated-far-right-hate-group/ Excerpt:  The Daily Banter can exclusively reveal that the liberal website Salon.com is actually a fraudulent entity run by an extremist right wing hate group in Iowa with links to the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch. After an extensive investigation and an in-depth look into their inner workings, financial history, and roster of reporters, it has become clear to Banter staff that the supposedly liberal site has an ulterior motive. Rather than promoting liberalism, it appears that Salon is in fact a Trojan horse funded with the explicit objective of ruining liberalism in America to pave the way for the religious right.  Excerpt from a post found in this article seems to have spurred the author to do more research on Salon:  I'm beginning to suspect that Salon is a false Flag operation conducted by Roger Ailes to make liberals look like stark staring maniacs. https://thedailybanter.com/2015/01/exclusive-salon-com-real-website-operated-far-right-hate-group/ Washington Post Carl Bernstein:  CIA and Media http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php Counterpunch on Washington Post:  The CIA and the Press when the Washington Post ran the CIA’s Propaganda Network (11/30/2016) https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/30/the-cia-and-the-press-when-the-washington-post-ran-the-cias-propaganda-network/ Jewish Virtual Library:  Eugene Isaac Meyer, original Washington Post owner http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/eugene-isaac-meyer Excerpt:  On February 12, 1910, he married Agnes Elizabeth Ernst. One of their five children was Katherine Meyer Graham, who managed his communications empire, which included WTOP-TV, The Washington Post and Newsweek. Meyer's reputation for getting things done reached President Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him director of the War Finance Corporation in 1918. When the war ended, he continued in this position, using the agency to help farmers who were experiencing a postwar depression. In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge asked Meyer to clean up the Federal Farm Loan Board, which was wracked with scandals. President Herbert Hoover recognized Meyer's ability, and in 1930 he appointed him a governor of the Federal Reserve Board. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/eugene-isaac-meyer Corporate, Trust or Other Owners of Media (some also listed in News Groups section) News Corporation Wikipedia: News Corporation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation This article is about the media company that existed from 1979 to 2013. For the company split off in 2013, see News Corp. Excerpt:  The original News Corporation or News Corp. was an American multinational mass media corporation headquartered in New York City. It was the world's fourth-largest media group in 2014 in terms of revenue.[7][8][9][10][11] Board members include prominent former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar.[12]  News Corporation was a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ. Formerly incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia, the company was re-incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. News Corporation was headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, in the newer 1960s–1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center complex.  On 28 June 2012, after concerns from shareholders in response to its recent scandals and to "unlock even greater long-term shareholder value", Rupert Murdoch announced that News Corporation's assets would be split into two publicly traded companies, one oriented towards media, and the other towards publishing. The Corporate spin-off formally took place on 28 June 2013; where the present News Corp. was renamed 21st Century Fox and consists primarily of media outlets, while a new News Corp was formed to take on the publishing and Australian broadcasting assets. Its major holdings at the time of the split were News Limited (a group of newspaper publishers in Murdoch's native Australia), News International (a newspaper publisher in the United Kingdom, whose properties include The Times, The Sun, and the now-defunct News of the World—which was the subject of a phone ha cking scandal that led to its closure in July 2011), Dow Jones & Company (an American publisher of financial news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal), the book publisher HarperCollins, and the Fox Entertainment Group (owners of the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Fox Broadcasting Company—one of the United States' major television networks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation [accessed 09/14/2017] News Corp Wikipedia: News Corp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corp Excerpt: News Corporation (officially referred to as News Corp; trading as News Corp) is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation (as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979) focusing on newspapers and publishing.[2] It is one of two companies which succeeded the former News Corporation, alongside 21st Century Fox—which consists of the old News Corporation's broadcasting and media properties, such as Fox Entertainment Group. The spin out[clarification needed] was structured so that 21st Century Fox would be the legal successor and continuation of the old News Corporation, with the new News Corp being an entirely new company formed by a stock split https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corp [accessed 09/14/2017] Comcast http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/03/news/companies/comcast_nbc/index.htm GE http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/03/news/companies/comcast_nbc/index.htm OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD An often cited CIA operation which invoved CIA infiltration of the news media.  Hatrick Penry: Operation Mockingbird Alt. Media Infiltration (10/2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DvixVZm0BM Covered at the first of his radio program before discussing Fukushima. Covers both regular alt. media infiltration: You might start with Hatrick Penry’s (Tony Muga) radio style report on this in his introduction to Fukushima. Covers both regular alt. media infiltration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DvixVZm0BM FALSE FLAGS The Daily Banter on Salon: (01/2015) https://thedailybanter.com/2015/01/exclusive-salon-com-real-website-operated-far-right-hate-group/ Excerpt: Of course, the Banter has a reputation for extreme cynicism, but given other Salon readers were posting comments like this: “I'm beginning to suspect that Salon is a false Flag operation conducted by Roger Ailes to make liberals look like stark staring maniacs.” https://thedailybanter.com/2015/01/exclusive-salon-com-real-website-operated-far-right-hate-group/ False Flag News http://falseflag.news/ GROUPS - CIVIL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS - ALT. VIews On ACLU Alternative Views on ACLU Comment:  How might human rights groups like the ACLU be connected to a pro-minority group of terrorists, embedding psyops and indiscriminate killing to express deep-seated rage and to promote agendas, including playing both sides of the field to tunnel people toward a certain direction?  Can we imagine them tweaking public opinion and aggressively pushing systems through legal acts?  On the surface, they might be promoting one thing, but if we did keeper, we might find they were behind the things they seem to be fighting against.  Although real discrimination in the USA and elsewhere cannot be denied as a historic and current problem, going after innocent people to make a statement and further a personal cause is not the answer.  If some of our civil rights groups are doing these things - and funneling funds through the legal system by exploiting lawsuits to fund their network of attorney organizations and insurance companies, we have to shift response gears.  If some of these groups have family and racial ties to Big Brother (corporate conglomerating) we need to stop that as well.  However, it is possible we are dealing with more than one thing. This website does not take a stand and does not claim to know whether the ACLU or any other group are part of a long-ranging agenda (like Communist) to destroy capitalism and democracy.  Things could be as they seem - that they are sincerely fighting tyranny in the form of Big Brother as elitist corporatism and discrimination of various groups.  Another way such groups can try to tear down the USA and other western democratic countries is through either exaggerated liberalism or conservatism to divide and conquer people.  We can ask ourselves if angry gays are behind it, disenfranchised from spirituality or old world style non-whites, people wanting to dominate others over race and religion.  We can ask if a primarily Nordic, Jewish, Islamic or other group is behind such agendas, and if they are running their fingers through civil rights groups. Daniel Pipes:  Did the ACLU disrupt my talk at American University?  Matt Bowles (ACLU National Field Coordinator) connections to anti-Israel activities.   From notes section on this website.  10/13/2015: (2004) Daniel Pipes (correspondent/Middle East think tank) http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/03/did-the-aclu-disrupt-my-talk-at-american My name is Joe Cortina: the ACLU Trojan horse of the Jew https://mynameisjoecortina.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/the-aclu-trojan-horse-of-the-jew/ Judicial Watch:  You Can’t Trust The ACLU Excerpt: Surprise, surprise. The ACLU reneged on a promise it made to a California Superior Court and sought attorneys’ fees related to a Judicial Watch “Special Order 40″ lawsuit (Harold P. Sturgeon v. William J. Bratton, et al.). Thankfully, I just learned we beat their dishonest efforts back in court. http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/weekly-updates/01-you-cant-trust-aclu/ Media Matters:  O’Reilly thinks they are a terrorist group http://mediamatters.org/research/2005/03/03/oreilly-on-aclu-i-think-theyre-a-terrorist-grou/132833 Speroforum:  on World Social Forum and American Life League Report Excerpt: Yet another article, from 2005, applauds the Forum’s “diversity” – which is actually quite exclusive: “While all those who are at the Forum (or most at least!) acknowledge the need to come together to face the imperial power of globalisation led by the US, the WSF ‘open space’ continues to be a space that is bitterly contested at the level of ideas. The major actors in the WSF include the Left of various shades (communists, social democrats, fourth internationalists), religious groups (many ascribing to the “liberation theology” positions and genuinely opposed to imperialism) and NGOs.” [Amit Sen Gupta, “The World Social Forum Sprouts Wings,” 2-20-05, See: ForumsSocialMundial.org http://www.speroforum.com/a/WOVKDOVABA28/75265-Catholic-Social-Injustice-review-of-new-American-Life-League- video#.Vc4cc_lViko Alternative Views on ACLU section updated 01/11/2017 --- Americans United AU Website: https://www.au.org/ Mission: Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Americans United, or AU, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, Americans United works in the courts, in Congress and state legislatures, at the White House and in the arena of public opinion. AU section updated 12/17/2016 --- EFF: ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION EFF Website : https://www.eff.org/ Coverage of Surveillance Abuse, Digital Legalities and Much More Electronic Frontier Foundation 815 Eddy Street San Francisco CA 94109 USA ACLU v Clapper and Congress How Second Circuits Decision Affects Legislative https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/05/aclu-v-clapper-and-congress-how-second-circuits-decision-affects-legislative EFF section updated 12/15/2016 Ed Snowden section updated 07/07/2016 COMMENTARY Various Groups on System Abuse, Various Articles or Links. These groups seem to be fighting system abuse on various fronts, including legally and through education campaigns.  See Two Horns, Racketeering, Making the Other Guy Look Bad, Invisible Fingers etc. for optional ways of keeping an objective viewpoint about groups like this in case things are not as they seem.  Although it might be unlikely, invisible fingers could tweak problems first with clean-up crews following up by  making money off legal fees.  In other words, mafia types of operations could be making sure they have fingers in the pie both for and against.  There could also be an international terrorist component trying to both disturb the flow of American operations (like police and prison systems) by having abuses in them,  and then bankrupt the United States from resulting huge lawsuit costs against government. Additional Material List below is from U of W, class:  http://www.uow.edu.au/~sharonb/STS218/media/ownership/nbc.html Anon. 1992, 'General Electric: You have the right to remain silent', Extra! June. Anon. 1993, 'America's worst toxic polluters; eight companies with poor environmental records', Business and Society Review, Vol. 84, No. Winter. Coppolino, Eric F. and Paul Rauber, 1994, Pandora's Poison, Sierra, Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 40-9. FAIR 1991, 'GE Irrelevancies', Extra! January/February. General Electric, 2000a, GE Fact Sheet. General Electric, 2000b, GE Press Room. Greider, William, 1992, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy (New York: Simon & Schuster). Gunther, Marc, 1995, All in the Family, American Journalism Review, October. Jacobson, Michael F. and Laurie Ann Mazur, 1995, Marketing Madness (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press). Kellner, Douglas, 1990, Television and the Crisis of Democracy (Boulder: Westview Press). Knoll, Erwin, 1993, Conflict of Interest, The Progressive, Vol. 57, No. 3. Lee, Martin A. and Norman Solomon, 1990, Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media (New York: Carol Publishing Group). Lobe, J. 2000. USA: Trade Unionists from 20 Countries Challenge General Electric's Globalisation. (Corporate Watch). McChesney, R. W. 1998. The Global Media Giants: The nine firms that dominate the world. (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting). Naureckas, Jim, 1995, Corporate Ownership Matters: The Case of NBC, Extra! November/December. NBC. 1996. NBC and Microsoft Announce Joint Venture. NBCi. 1999. NBCi Corporate - Press Room. O'Callaghan, Kate, 1992, 'Whose Agenda For America?', Audubon September/October, pp. 80-91. Ozone Action, 1995, 'Ozone Action and Environmental Law Foundation File Suit', Press Release, 19 October. Putnam, Todd, 1991, The GE Boycott: A Story NBC Wouldn't Buy, Extra! Jan/Feb. Rice, Faye, 1993, 'Who scores best on the environment', Fortune, Vol. 128, 26 July. Stapleton, Richard, 1992, 'Green vs. green', National Parks November/December. Stewart, T. S. 1999, See Jack. See Jack Run Europe. Fortune (27 September): 124+. Tenenbaum, Brian, 1990, 'G.E. Farben?', Lies of Our Times, August. On the Alt-Right NBC News: 5 Things to know about the Alt-Right. By Benjy Sarlin (08/25/2016) https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/hillary-clinton-delivering-speech-alt-right-what-s-n637701
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