UNDERSTANDING MEDIA: Who Owns The News.

The "Political" implications of this following chart are from the source, and not my commentary.  Obviously as no one named "Bush" is President of the USA, the data is from a couple years back. However, the connections are still valid and honest.  This is provided just so you know who owns your news outlets.

Broadcast Media Connections with Major Corporations

News Corporation

Owning Corporation

Has Interlocking Board Members With:

NBC

General Electric Co.


Allied Signal Inc, American Stores Co, Anheuser-Busch Co Inc, Baxter International Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (fourth largest "donor" to the Bush campaign), Champion International Corp,Chase Manhattan Corp, Chubb CorpCiticorp (as Citigroup seventh largest "contributor" to the Bush campaign), Exxon Corp (as Exxon Mobil the 11th largest "donor" to the Bush campaign), Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, J. P. Morgan & Co IncKellog Co,Kimberly-Clark Corp, Mellon Foundation, PepsiCo Inc (22nd largest "donor" to the Bush campaign)Philip Morris Inc (second largest "donor" to the Bush campaign)Quaker Oats Co, Stanley Works, Textron Inc, Washington Post Co (for other connections with, for example, Microsoft-the third largest "donor" to the Bush campaign see the NBC web site)
Viacom Inc. Viacom Inc. AlliedSignal Inc, Avnet Inc, Bear Stearns Co Inc, Duke Power Co, Melville Corp, Nynex Corp, Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc
ABC

The Walt Disney Co.


America West Airlines Inc, Bank America Corp, Federal Express Corp, Florida Progress Corp, Hilton Hotels Corp, K-Mart Corp, Mitchell Energy & Development, Northwest Airlines Corp, Pacific Enterprises Inc, Unum Corp,Xerox Corp
CNN

AOL-Time Warner Inc.


Allstate Corp, America West Airlines Inc, American Express Co, American International Group Inc, Aon Corp, Becton, Dickinson & Co, Chevron Corp (as Chevron Texaco the 19th largest "donor" to the Bush campaign), Citicorp (see above), Colgate-Palmolive Co, Cummins Engine Co Inc, Dell Computer Corp, Foundation Health Corp, Genentech Inc, Illinova Corp, Inland Steel Industries Inc, Kellogg CoK-Mart CorpMobil Corp (see above), Olsten Corp, Philip Morris Inc (second largest "donor" to the Bush campaign), Sears Roebuck & Co, Springs Industries, Sunbeam Corp, Triarc Co Inc, Turner Broadcasting System Inc, WHX Corp
CBS Westinghouse Electric Co. Aetna Life and Casualty Co, Ashland Inc, BDM International Inc, Banc One Corp, Bell Atlantic Corp, Campbell Soup Co, Cardinal Health Inc, Chase ManhattanCorp, Columbia HCA Healthcare Corp, Dell Computer Corp, Dow Jones & Co Inc, Duracell International Inc, General Dynamics Corp, Gillette Co, Harcourt General Inc, Kaman Corp, MBIA Inc, Melville Corp, Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc,Prudential Insurance Co of AmericaQuaker Oats Co, Phone-Poulenc Rorer Inc, Rockwell International Corp, Sun Co Inc, Union Pacific Corp, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Warnaco Group Inc, Warner-Lambert Co, Westinghouse Foundation
Fox

The News Corporation, Ltd.


Bankers Trust New York Corp, Bayou Steel Corporation, Global Asset Management USA Inc, Hudson General Corporation, MCI Communications, News America Holdings Inc, News American Publishing Inc, News International PLC, Sesac Inc, Times Newspapers Holding Ltd, 20th Century Fox

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