Bonum Certa Men Certa

The Age When Press Organisations Are Run by -- Not Just Funded by -- Plutocrats



Summary: Today's news sources are increasingly being centralised and put in the hands of fewer individuals who can afford the luxury of controlling information

Pierre Omidyar is not the only super-rich person who pretends to be the voice of the people (to the point of sort of monopolising Edward Snowden's leaks). Bill Gates is not the only big source (just biggest) of bribes to press outlets and blogs, either. A lot of today's biggest media bodies (AP, Reuters, CBS etc.) are managed or funded by firms in New York City or Canary Wharf in London. The mainstream media is literally run/owned by corporations which are financial (like Bloomberg) and some are run by CIA partners (like Washington Post, now formally owned by Bezos of Amazon). Those very same people and organisations are behind the banking embargo/blockade against real new organisations (in the public's interests) like Wikileaks, not to mention the censorship and Web shutdown (also induced by Amazon). Surprisingly, a lot of people don't know it. Even the BBC, which British citizens are forced to subsidise/fund, is officially run like a company with its own agenda. Real journalism in the UK is now equated with terrorism [1, 2, 3].



Back in the days before the pseudo spokesman for the poor became even richer by selling the work of her exploited volunteer writers to the Microsoft-friendly AOL [1, 2, 3] she was meeting with and grooming another pseudo spokesman for the poor, the world's richest thief (hiding behind his tax exemption instrument, the Gates Foundation). Like-minded people, no doubt...

Well, Arianna, whose special relationship with Bill Gates we wrote about before [1, 2, 3], is having another go exploiting writers and selling agenda. The Guardian, which was bribed by Gates (see articles about it in The Guardian Wiki page), says she will use a war criminal and the world's biggest thief to attract writers. As Glyn Moody put it, "Gates?? Blair??? speaking power to truth, clearly..."

The other day we wrote about Microsoft's special relationship with power through surveillance, citing the ties with Ford. Someone from there was rumoured to be considered for CEO position at Microsoft (succeeding Gates and another criminal, Stage Ballmer). As Ryan put it, this man, Alan Mulaly, "did his job for them already. He got their software into Ford cars."

In order to understand how those in power get served we need to see how they are connected, who they meet, and who at the end of the day owns or manages sources of information (or disinformation). There are two sides (or more) in every story, but sides can be 'vanished' when one has an agenda. It's censorship and bias by omission.

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