Corruption Between Big Corporate Owned Media And Political Power

2419 Words Nov 28th, 2016 10 Pages
The world of media and politics is filled with bias and corruption. This is not how a democratic country, especially one of such influence like The United States, should be run. The harsh reality, unfortunately, is that corruption is rampant in the government and in the media tasked with exposing it. Much of it, expectedly, involves money and the corporate lobbying deploying it a service of vested interests. This paper will investigate the corrupt connection between big corporate owned media and political power, case in point Corporations own the media we, as a society depend on, in ways the general public does not know. For example, Fox News owns The New York Post. Since The New York Post is not considered a tabloid, and is an official news source millions view for especially political stories, it is ludicrous for the general public to not see and understand the implicit bias behind the political stories it publishes. Knowing the truth behind the world of media and politics that we live in will make us aware of the corruption and bias around us. What follows aims at uncovering the truth.
The idea of a free, unbiased, independent, media in the United States media is a farce. There are six corporations that control almost all media. The media oligarchy known as “The Big Six” include Comcast, News Corp (created and owned by Rupert Murdoch), Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS, reigns over 90% of all of what we watch, read or listen to in the United States. In 1983, 90% of…

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