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ALTERNATIVE VIEWS OF PRINT AND ONLINE NEWS News Agencies, News-Drawing/Creating Groups (ie ACLU), Owners of Media, Negative Comments About Some Media, Lawsuits by or against media IN THIS SECTION (scroll down if links are not active)   Media-1 (here)   Media-2  Word of Caution about  who is listed as owners Fake Photos Billionaire Owners List of News - Online Magazines, etc. this list could be out of date, and could change as corporations merge, sell or go out of business Click on News Group to be taken to more information about it down below; if link is not active, scroll down ABC (Disney)  The Atlantic   (Laurene Powell Job-Through Emerson, Powell Jobs owns The Atlantic and Axios; Big Bucks to Kamala Harris Democrat election 2020 was projected in news article - another possible sign of Democrat corruption) CBS (Viacom, National Amusement, CBS-Fox Video 50/50 1982; CBS Record Group affiliated with Sony)    ConWebWatch Media Matters - Terry Krepel The Epoch Times Fox News  (Disney)  The Guardian (Scott Trust Limited/Apax Partners, owns The Observer)   Huffington Post    (AOL, certain major cell phone carrier, certain major cell phone carrier Media) Media Matters - See ConWebWatch Mother Jones     (Foundation for National Progress; Steve Katz publisher; Monica Bauerlein Editor in Chief Clara Jeffery) NBC (NBC subsidiary of Comcast; 223 affiliates)   Newsweek (IBT/Newsweek split into two companies 2018) The New York Times   (Ochs-Sulzberger) The Observer (Guardian, Scott Trust Limited/Apax Partners)  The Real News     Salon  ( Chris Richmond and Drew Schoentrup of Salon.com) Time (Marc Benioff, Billionaire, founder of Salesforce, see CNN article under Time) Wallstreet Journal   (Rupert Murdoch) Washington Times  Washington Post    (Jeff Bezos, billionaire Amazon founder) (Also see Geller section - list of  comments on various news groups)   Topics False Flags     Operation Mockingbird     Alternative Views on ACLU     Prototype of Anti- Zionist Conspiracy    Corporate, Trust or Other Owners of Media (some also listed in News Groups section)  GE     Comcast     News Corporation     News Corp China Censorship, Interference In/Of USA Media Islam: The Problem with Al Jazeera Pamela Geller on American Media Corruption (on Media Page 2) See also:   ACLU     EFF     Americans United  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------ WORD OF CAUTION About news groups Although what we read on Wikipedia about who owns which news company might be true, remain objective.  It is suspected here that people might try to hide behind fake names or publicity figures, or something like that.  Also we might be getting part of the answer and not all of it. Fake Photos BBC 2020/06/09 The hidden signs that can reveal a fake photo.  By Tiffanie Wen https //www bbc com/future/article/20170629-the-hidden-signs-that-can-reveal-if-a-photo-is-fake Excerpt:  If a photo has been tampered with, the shadows of some objects in the image may not match the light sources in the rest of the picture.  One trick he has picked up over time is to check the points of light in people’s eyes. “If you have two people standing next to each other in a photograph, then we will often see the reflection of the light source (such as the Sun or a camera flash) in their eyes,” he explains. “The location, size, and colour of this reflection tells us about the location, size, and colour of the light source. If these properties of the light source are not consistent, then the photo may be a composite.”  Another giveaway is the colour of people’s ears. “If the Sun is behind me, my ears will look red from the front because you’ll see the blood,” he says. “If the light is coming from the front, you won’t see the red in the ear.” But Farid also has some more scientific tools at his disposal. As the chair of computer science at Dartmouth College, he has been studying how to spot photographs that have been manipulated for decades. https //www bbc com/future/article/20170629-the-hidden-signs-that-can-reveal-if-a-photo-is-fake BILLIONAIRES OWN MEDIA COMPANIES Forbes 2016/06/01 These 15 billionaires own americas news media companies https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/06/01/these-15-billionaires-own-americas-news-media- companies/?sh=101c861d660a Excerpt: Billionaires own part or all of several of America's influential national newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the  New York Times , in addition to magazines, local papers and online publications. CNBC 2018/11/07 Billionaires are buying media companies new york times not for sale https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/billionaires-are-buying-media-companies-new-york-times-not-for-sale.html LIST OF NEWS GROUPS: OWNERSHIP AND ACTIVITY ABC Who owns ABC: The American Broadcasting Company is an American multinational commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. Some lawsuits on ABC: WSB Radio  Settlement Lawsuit against ABC exceeds $177m http://www.wsbradio.com/business/attorney-settlement-lawsuit-against-abc-exceeds- 177m/dIzSWqWcohMXexu5ITS2zM/ [as of 2020/02/21, this page seems gone] Washington Times 2017/12/03 Trump urges lawsuitws against ABC News for fake report, stock market losses https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/3/trump-urges-lawsuits-against-abc-news-for-fake-rep/ The Atlantic Who Owns The Atlantic Through Emerson, Powell Jobs owns The Atlantic and Axios.Laurene Powell Jobs - Wikipedia Emerson Collective is a social change organization focused on education, immigration reform, the environment, media and journalism, and health. Founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the LLC uses philanthropy, impact investing, advocacy, and community engagement as tools to spur change in the United States and abroad. Jeffrey Mark Goldberg (born September 22, 1965) is an American journalist and editor-in-chief of The Atlantic magazine.  Jeffrey Goldberg - Wikipedia Powell Jobs could be among the most sought after Democratic megadonors in 2020, having previously supported Sen. Kamala Harris. The Hill 2020/09/06   Trump targets Laurene Powell Jobs in latest attack on Atlantic report. Zack Budryk https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/515296-trump-targets-laurene-powell-jobs-in-latest-attack-on- atlantic-report President Trump targeted billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple Chairman Steve Jobs, in his latest salvo against The Atlantic for reporting that he disparaged slain American soldiers. “Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE,” Trump tweeted. “Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!!” https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/515296-trump-targets-laurene-powell-jobs-in-latest-attack-on- atlantic-report CBS Who owns CBS: Older article on CBS  WSWS (1999/09/11) CBS-Viacom merger: monopolies tighten their grip on the media. By 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 against CBS: Daily Mail 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 The Epoch Times 2020/05/26   Epoch Times files slander suit against Los Angeles Magazine https //mynewsla com/crime/2020/05/26/epoch-times-files-slander-suit-against-los-angeles-magazine/ Fox News Ownership: NPR 2019/03/20 Disney Officially Owns 21st Century Fox. Matthew S. Schwartz https://www.npr.org/2019/03/20/705009029/disney-officially-owns-21st-century-fox Excerpt:  The exterior of Fox Studios is pictured Tuesday in Los Angeles. Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets closed around 12 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Disney also now owns former Fox television networks such as FX Networks and National Geographic Partners. ...Mar 20, 2019 https://www.npr.org/2019/03/20/705009029/disney-officially-owns-21st-century-fox Chairman and CEO: Robert Murdoch chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox 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 on Fox News Deadline http://deadline.com/2017/08/donald-trump-fox-news-channel-fake-news-lawsuit-seth-rich-murder-1202139918/ NBC Ownership of NBC 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 Newsweek Newsweek Media Group has officially divided into two separate companies — Newsweek and IBT Media — after announcing plans last month. Newsweek will be owned by Jonathan Davis and Dev Pragad. Pragad will also serve as the company's CEO.Oct 12, 2018 Newsweek Media Group Splits into Separate Companies - MediaPost IBT International Business Times, Jang, Community Mother Jones 2014/03 https://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/03/newsweek-ibt-olivet-david-jang/ We chatted with a mutual friend while we waited for her husband, Caleb, who also worked for a ministry: the International Business Times, the flagship publication of an eponymous online news company that would, nine months later, become the new owner of Newsweek magazine….At the time of Newsweek‘s sale, Christianity Today and BuzzFeed published reports claiming that IBT had ties to Jang and the Community The Guardian Who Owns The Guardian: Scott Trust Media Guardian Media Group plc (GMG) is a British based mass media company owning various media operations including The Guardian and The Observer. The group is wholly owned by Scott Trust Limited, which exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of The Guardian in perpetuity. Guardian Media Group - Wikipedia Article about other News Groups written by The Guardian (2009) Comcast-NBC-Universal Deal https://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/dec/03/comcast-nbc-universal-deal Huffington Post Who Owns Huffington Post: AOL and certain major cell phone carrier Media Founded by Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti,[2][9] the site was launched on May 9, 2005 as counterpart to the conservative news site Drudge Report.[10] In March 2011, it was acquired by AOL for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief.[11][12] In June 2015, certain major cell phone carrier Communications acquired AOL for US$4.4 billion and the site became a part of certain major cell phone carrier Media.[13] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HuffPost Washington Post on HuffPost South Africa Editor A-huffpost-column-calling-to-disenfranchise-white-men-is-declared-hate-speech-in-south- africa/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.58de41ff6568 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/25/a-huffpost-column-calling-to-disenfranchise- white-men-is-declared-hate-speech-in-south-africa/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.58de41ff6568 Excerpt:Not forever. For a generation or so, a “philosophy student” wrote for the site — until the rest of the world could seize white men's assets and “equitably distribute them to those who need them.”  The article went viral and drew widespread accusations of racism. But HuffPost South Africa's editor in chief defended the piece and its “blindingly obvious” arguments. Until last week, when the article's author was revealed to be not a female philosophy student, but a man in a wig — a hoaxer who said he never expected HuffPost (formerly known as the Huffington Post) to publish his intentionally outrageous submission. https://www.washingtonpost com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/25/a-huffpost-column-calling-to-disenfranchise- white-men-is-declared-hate-speech-in-south-africa/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.58de41ff6568 Mother Jones Who Owns Mother Jones (it’s been around since 1976) Steve Katz has been the publisher since 2010; Monika Bauerlein has been the CEO since 2015. Mother Jones is published by The Foundation for National Progress.. Its political inclination is variously described as either liberal or progressive.[2][3] Clara Jeffery serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine. Steve Katz has been the publisher since 2010; Monika Bauerlein has been the CEO since 2015.[4][5][6] Mother Jones is published by The Foundation for National Progress.[The magazine was named after Mary Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones, an Irish-American trade union activist, socialist advocate, and ardent opponent of child labor. httpsen wikipedia org/wiki/Mother_Jones_(magazine)#:~:text=Steve%20Katz%20has%20been%20the,The%20Foundation%20for% 20National%20Progress. Mother Jones (magazine) - Wikipedia This magazine has a well known liberal or progressive bias; issues with Facebook: Garbage company’: Mother Jones chief lashes out at Facebook for throttling traffic to left-leaning news site 17 Oct, 2020  https://www.rt.com/usa/503792-facebook-grabage-company-wsj/; Media Bias Fact check; suggests their investigative work is largely factual but that they might use loaded words to persuade people] Various different Fact Checks types of websites in turn can be biased, secretly paid for or run by hidden operatives] Facebook Settles Civil Rights Lawsuits Over Ad Discrimination The tech giant will make significant changes to curtail ad targeting on the basis of factors like race. https //www motherjones  com/politics/2019/03/facebook-settles-civil-rights-lawsuits-over-ad-discrimination/ New York Times Who Owns New York Times Ochs-Sulzberger The Ochs-Sulzberger family, one of the United States' newspaper dynasties, has owned The New York Times ever since. The publisher went public on January 14, 1969, trading at $42 a share on the American Stock Exchange. The New York Times - Wikipedia 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/ Time Who Owns Time Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff, purchased from MDP Meredith Corporation in 2018 CNN 2019/12/29  Marc Benioff Time magazine reliable sources By Clare Duffy, Brian Stelter https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/media/marc-benioff-time-magazine-reliable-sources/index.html The Salesforce (CRM) chairman and his wife, Lynne Benioff, bought TIME from Meredith Corporation (MDP) for $190 million in 2018. Washington Post Who Owns Washington Post Washington Post Owned by Amazon; previous Graham family In October 2013, the paper's longtime controlling family, the Graham family, sold the newspaper to Nash Holdings, a holding company established by Jeff Bezos, for $250 million in cash. 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 Washington Times Founder Washington Times Reverend Sun Myung Moon Unification Church 2014 Mother Jones input on Washington Times https //www motherjones com/media/2014/03/newsweek-ibt-olivet-david-jang/ Excerpt:  IBT is hardly the first media company with close ties to a religious group. The Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church founded the Washington Times https //www motherjones.com/media/2014/03/newsweek-ibt-olivet-david-jang/ ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON VARIOUS NEWS GROUPS AND OTHER INFORMATION Prototype of Anti-Zionist Conspiracy - Example of the type of ideas and wording.  One group known to express this form of Jewish hatred are the Muslim Brotherhood.  There are Jews who feel the Muslim Brotherhood are doing a takeover of the media, as well, through an Islamic Extremist/Communist/Socialist network.  The Jews in their writings usually offer a trail of evidence including American lawsuits against conspirators, and show examples of public cases involving violence against Jews. The Anti-Zionists seem to use emotion-grabbing ploys with evidence that seems hard to prove. Real Zionist News http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=493 Below is an excerpt from a highly anti-Jewish website expressing an example of the more far out anti-zionist material. Today, the Protocols are being practiced by an elite group of Jews who own America’s mass media. If you hear of major corporations listed as owners of the major television networks with Gentile sounding names such as “General Electric” or “Westinghouse,” it is part of Jewry’s ploy to place a blindfold over the eyes of the Goyim. An open and shut case can be made that the media in 2010 is NOT “Corporate-owned,” as so many fearful political analysts put it, but rather, “Jew-owned.” This author does not fear the Jews and needs no pleasing euphemisms agreeable to Jewish ears. So long as the Jews control America’s media they will control our politicians and the policies they make. We will not be able to shut down the welfare system, control our borders, or restore Christian values to our society so long as the Jewish media-masters make Americans feel “intolerant” for wanting to do these things. http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=493 ISLAM: THE PROBLEM WITH AL JAZEERA Note: Al Jazeera provided coverage of beheadings of Americans and others during the Iraq and Afghanistan US lead extended warfare countering terrorism, which furthered the Islamic Extremist cause to gain their version of a sick sense of glory and publicism.  Al Jazeera was an extended hand of the terrorist’s reach by giving easy access to the filming of torture and horrific killings. The Atlantic (2017/06/24) What's the Problem With Al Jazeera? The most popular news channel in the Arab world sits uneasily at the center of the Qatar crisis.Gregg Calstrom https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/06/al-jazeera-qatar-saudi-arabia-muslim-brotherhood/531471/ Founded in 1996, Al Jazeera quickly rose to prominence by offering a medium for freewheeling debate and criticism of the region’s aging, authoritarian rulers. The one exception, of course, was reporting on Qatar itself, where the network took a noticeably light touch. In 1999, when the longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak visited its cramped studios, he was said to remark, “all that noise from this matchbox?” The Nation (2013/07/10) Al Jazeera’s Muslim Brotherhood Problem: Staff quits en masse over Qatar-imposed favoritism for the Brothers. By Bob Dreyfuss. https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/al-jazeeras-muslim-brotherhood-problem/ Excerpt: Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based, Qatar-founded and Qatar-controlled mouthpiece for one the Arab kleptocracies of the Persian Gulf, has suffered a mass resignation. Twenty-two journalists who worked for Al Jazeera quit in protest after being told by their Qatari masters to support Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Corporate, Trust or Other Owners of Media (some also listed in News Groups section) News Corporation Wikipedia: News Corporatio 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: