Pharma Controls the Media?
23rd March 2012
Want to know why you will never see a positive article about homeopathy, Alternative Medicine, vitamin supplements and Natural Health, etc., in the press, on TV or mainstream radio?
This is because the 6 giant media companies which dominate the world, have directors who represent the interests of Big Pharma and they have the power to make a negative article about homeopathy appear in all the top newspapers in the world overnight! Mystery solved!
In fact here we can read that by 2010 in the US - just SIX COMPANIES OWN THE MEDIA!
The six corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal.
The study also found crossover between these media corporations and several large pharmaceutical companies, such as Eli Lilly, Merck and Novartis. Out of the nine media corporations studied, six had directors who also represented the interests of at least one pharmaceutical company. In fact, save for CBS, every media corporation had board connections to either an insurance or pharmaceutical company.
|Media Corporation||Insurance & Pharmaceutical Companies|
|Disney/ABC||Proctor & Gamble|
|GE/NBC||Chubb, Novartis, Proctor & Gamble, Merck|
|Time Warner||AIG, Health Cap, Paratek Pharmaceuticals|
|Fox/News Corp||GlaxoSmithKline, Genentech, Hybritech|
|New York Times Co.||First Health Group, Eli Lilly|
|Tribune Co.||Abbott Labs, Middelbrook Pharmaceuticals|
- Disney (market value: $72.8 billion)
- AOL-Time Warner (market value: $90.7 billion)
- Viacom (market value: $53.9 billion)
- General Electric (owner of NBC, market value: $390.6 billion)
- News Corporation (market value: $56.7 billion)
- Yahoo! (market value: $40.1 billion)
- Microsoft (market value: $306.8 billion)
- Google (market value: $154.6 billion)
At the end of the 1990s, there were 9 corporations (mainly US) that dominated the media world:
- AOL-Time Warner
- News Corporation
- General Electric (owner of NBC)
- Sony (owner of Columbia and TriStar Pictures and major recording interests), and
- Seagram (owner of Universal film and music interests).