Just who owns the news media? And how does it affect everyday Americans?
How ironic is it that the FOX News where , Sean Hannity has been howling about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wanting “Sharia law” to replace our existing laws is the very same FOX News whose parent company, the Rupert Murdoch controlled News Corporation, has as its second largest shareholder Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal? Prince Alwaleed’s uncle, King Abdullah, actually rules Saudi Arabia under Sharia law.
Prince Alwaleed, who is reported to enjoy a close personal relationship with Murdoch, has become so enamored of Murdoch’s media success that he is starting his own 24 hour news station, a venture dubbed the “Arabic FOX News” by Raw Story. Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud born 7 March 1955 is a Saudi business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is a member of the Saudi royal family. Waleed was listed as one of Time magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2008.
Waleed is a nephew of the late Saudi King Abdullah, a grandson of Ibn Saud, the first Saudi king, and a grandson of Riad Al Solh, Lebanon’s first Prime Minister. Al-Waleed is the founder, the chief executive officer and 95 percent-owner of the Kingdom Holding Company, a Forbes Global 2000 company with investments in companies within various sectors such as financial services, tourism and hospitality, mass media, entertainment, retail, agriculture, petrochemicals, aviation, technology, and real estate. The company has a market capitalization of over $18 billion in 2013. Waleed is also Citigroup’s largest individual shareholder, the second-largest voting shareholder in 21st Century Fox, and owns Paris’ Four Seasons Hotel George V and part of the Plaza Hotel.
His business acumen and shrewd entrepreneurial prowess have earned him comparisons to American investor and business magnate Warren Buffett. Due to his prominence as a business person, he was acknowledged by Time, who labeled the Prince as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”.In March 2016 Forbes listed Al-Waleed as the 41st richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of US $17.3 billion.
Just who owns the news media? – Top 10 shareholders Fox News
1.) Murdoch family trust and Rupert Murdoch – 39.74% (38.4% plus 1.34% owned by Mr Murdoch)
The Murdoch family controls nearly 40% of the votes at News Corp, despite owning just 12% of the company. This is because of its two-tier share structure. Only holders of News Corp ‘B’ shares are allowed to vote on proposals.
2.) Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud – 7.04%
The Saudi Prince has stood firmly behind Rupert Murdoch throughout the phone hacking scandal. Back in July, he told reporters: “My confidence in News Corp, in Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch is unshaken completely … We will sell nothing. We are standing by our friends.”
3.) Invesco – 1.8% Filings show that Invesco purchased 815,617 News Corp shares during the first half of the year.
4.) Bank of New York Mellon – 1.19%
The bank has sold 3.4%News Corp shares since the end of June.
5.) Taube Hodson Stonex – 1.07%
Formerly the third-largest News Corp shareholder, the fund manager has reduced its stake in the company by 7.2% shares since the end of June.
The best of the rest…
6.) Dimensional fund Advisors 0.71%
7.) JP Morgan Chase – 0.41%
8.) Blackrock Group – 0.35%
9.) MFC Global Investment management – 0.35%
10.) Goldman Sachs Group 0.35%
“Today, seven Jewish Americans run the vast majority of US television networks, the printed press, the Hollywood movie industry, the book publishing industry, and the recording industry. Most of these industries are bundled into huge media conglomerates run by the following seven individuals: Gerald Levin, CEO and Director of AOL Time Warner Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Chairman of Seagram Company Ltd Edgar Bronfman, Jr, President and CEO of Seagram Company Ltd and head of Universal Studios Sumner Redstone, Chairman and CEO of Viacom, Inc Dennis Dammerman, Vice Chairman of General Electric Peter Chernin, President and Co-COO of News Corporation Limited Those seven Jewish men collectively control ABC, NBC, CBS, the Turner Broadcasting System, CNN, MTV, Universal Studios, MCA Records, Geffen Records, DGC Records, GRP Records, Rising Tide Records, Curb/Universal Records, and Interscope Records. Most of the larger independent newspapers are owned by Jewish interests as well.
An example is media mogul is Samuel I. “Si” Newhouse, who owns two dozen daily newspapers from Staten Island to Oregon, plus the Sunday supplement Parade; the Conde Nast collection of magazines, including Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, GQ, and Self; the publishing firms of Random House, Knopf, Crown, and Ballantine, among other imprints; and cable franchises with over one million subscribers.” I could add that Michael Eisner could depart Disney tomorrow but the company will remain in the hands of Shamrock Holdings, whose principal office is now in Israel”.
Just who owns the news media?
NBC is owned by General Electric, who also owns MSNBC and CNBC. GE also owns Bravo, Telemundo, USA Network, and the Sci-Fi Channel, among others. GE was awarded $2.2 billion in military contracts in 2005 . “General Electric is one of the world’s top three producers of jet engines, supplying Boeing, Lockheed Martin and other military aircraft makers for the powering of airplanes and helicopters.”
CBS is owned by the former Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, a division of Westinghouse. WBC purchased all of CBS in 1996 and dropped its name in favor of the less ominous title, CBS Company, which was in turn purchased by Viacom. Besides making the appliances and household electronics we know them for, Westinghouse used to own Northrup Grumman, who makes nuclear powered aircraft carriers, military airplanes, smart bombs and nuclear bombs, and is one of the largest military contractors in the United States.
Despite the sale of Northrup, Westinghouse still makes nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines as well as electronics for the military and manufactures arms. Those same arms that are used to kill Iraqis and Afghans.
But it’s much worse than you think. One of the longstanding members of the board. of directors for Westinghouse was Frank Carlucci. Carlucci served as Secretary of Defense before Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor before Colin Powell, and also as the CIA Deputy Director. Carlucci also served as chairman of Carlyle Group from 1992-2003 and as Emeritus Chairman until 2005. The Carlyle Group is an investment firm with ownership in multiple industries, but some of their defense contracts have been widely criticized.
Former employees of the Carlyle Group include George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and James Baker. We can go on and on, but let’s give one specific example of how lobbying works. When Viacom bought CBS, they broke U.S. laws concerning media ownership that is meant to protect the public from media manipulation by giant corporations. Within a week of the purchase, Senator John McCain proposed a change to U.S. law allowing Viacom to complete the purchase. Not coincidentally, Viacom is the fourth largest donor to John McCain’s campaigns over his 25 year career in politics. Knowing this, it’s no wonder why NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and other mainstream media were so eagerly jumped into bed with Fox to consistently report lies and planted stories as news and stop asking the hard questions journalists are supposed to ask. And it’s equally no wonder why they attack people like Donald Trump, Dennis Kucinich, and Ron Paul, people they perceive as threats to their income and way of doing business.
With all the corruption in our media forefront we must turn to true , unbiased news sources !
News sources that are not owned by anyone but everyday American’s willing and unafraid to tell the Truth !
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