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Date: 12/20/13 02:50 PM

18 Responses to 6 Corporations That Control Your Perception

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    December 20, 2013 at 8:22 am
    Link: 6 Corporations That Control Your Perception - Brought to you by a government owned propaganda station.
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    December 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    RT is the Russian version of Fox news... Except less reputable. Propaganda wing of a foreign government that is repeatedly fooled by false stories.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    "Brought to you by a government owned propaganda station."

    I thought it was going to be the BBC when I read that. Applies equally well to RT though, or CBC ...
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    IAFYM Female 18-29
    136 posts
    December 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    Nothing new or amazing about this... and from a source that gets funding from the Russian government. I bet you`re wholly innocent aren`t you RT?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    Now that`s the kind of figure I like on a woman. Her mouth is a bit big, though.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    December 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm
    you can trust RT. They tell the truth. Pretty much...but thats because Russia is now a more free society than the U.S.
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    hognos Male 30-39
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    December 21, 2013 at 5:17 am
    During the occupy protests, RT dubbed it the `American Spring`, which coloured the coverage (which included an interview with Naom Chomsky, a very smart guy) with an obvious flavour of propaganda. It is inherently obvious stuff that media groups have multiple outlets aimed at various interest groups and that some of these are Massive. Yes there is a real problem with board members shared interests, I cannot comment on the veracity of some of the claims regarding BP, but that is the world we live in an Russia`s policy of cenorship is in itself criminal. It will be amusing to see if Putin realease Pussy Riot and how that will be spun.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    December 21, 2013 at 5:50 am
    I`ve known about this for a while. That`s why I get my news from more reputable sources.

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    madduck Female 50-59
    7614 posts
    December 21, 2013 at 7:15 am
    this is, to be fair, stating the bloody obvious. Other than not quite knowing who owns what I thought everybody knew this. the only way to get an unbiased news item is- well- you won`t. You can watch a variety of news sources. I read the Guardian and Independant, watch BBC, al Jazeera and a few random other ones- cruising to see what each outlet has to say.. I even looked at the Telegraph once.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2013 at 9:47 am
    You have to take everything with a grain of salt. Anyone that thinks they are getting the whole truth from Fox/Newscorp/CNN/MSNBC then you are fooling yourself. That goes to you 5cats OLDOLLIE and the dumb right wing doofus`s that constantly support Right wing gossip. Same to the leftard liberals that think MSNBC is gospel.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    I love it when this stuff is on RT and people buy it. People skeptical of "the man" believing everything RT says. Who is the sheep now?

    Emmettyville, that is really, really stupid. You don`t know anything about Russia, then. Seriously, people actually believe that stuff you`re writing. You don`t have any evidence for it. The main reasons America would be considered "not free", like the NSA, are things that absolutely go on in Sweden, too. You know, in Russia the governors are not elected, they are appointed by the Dictator. I don`t get how you think that`s "free". Go ahead, continue to make stuff up.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    I love all the people who are like, "OMG IT`S NEVER BEEN SO BAD". It`s never been so good in terms of how a free society gets information.


    Technology. Back in the day, CBS and the other networks controlled much of what you watched and thought. It paled in comparison to "Fuxerz news" and CNN.

    Now you have Social Media, online forums, any news site in the world, any world radio station available - you can actually talk with people from any country in the world nowadays!

    Those things did not exist before. So don`t be such a negative Nancy. The way we get our information has NEVER been as free as it is today. Governments couldn`t even control the release of information if they wanted to!
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    December 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm
    Today, it is harder than ever to get away with warped and biased news coverage, because the raw news comes to us from personal video, phone, and surveillance cameras, imbedded journalists, perceived enemies, and millions of first-hand internet posts. We are so aware of what is really going on that sources like Fox News and its biases are a regular subject of mockery. And yet there is this tremendous fear of "media control" by corporate owners, as if we are compelled to take as gospel anything they broadcast or print.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2013 at 5:43 am
    I don`t think people are compelled maybe they are. People are easy to mislead. The news organizations have an obligation to tell the truth, well they should. I mean look here at IAB, there are people like 5cats, oldollie, mcgovern, who eat up stuff like BENGAZI or the wealth gap being just fine as is. Or Global warming skeptics.

    People do take what supposed "experts" they see on T.V. say and want it to be true. Media is the easiest and fastest way to create propaganda and it`s a powerful tool. It`s a tool that should be held to a very high standard. News organizations in America should be fined for broadcasting blatant lies. Just look at some clippings from the 60`s and 70`s and the differences are outstanding. Now it`s about creating news instead of reporting it.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2013 at 9:12 am
    Ah yes normal freak, back in the "good ol`days" it was all different and better. No, not really. You`re just mythologizing the past. You would actually bust a left nut if some of the stuff from the 60s and 70s was on TV today.

    They should be fined for lying - who is deciding? Who is the grand lie decider? Sounds like a Ministry of Truth you want there. It`s typical of control obsessed people.

    Everything you`re saying basically hinges on, "If only people were as smart an clever as me in analyzing the news". Naturally, it`s kind of an arrogant way of going about it.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2013 at 9:16 am
    As for the wealth gap - people actually debate the causes (I KNOW!). You say it`s tax rates, even though the average tax burden on the rich hasn`t changed since the 50s (the rates may alter, but people still pay about the same). I say that`s a lame explanation. I say the Fed`s 85 billion a month to the rich is *probably* a bigger part of it.

    But you don`t care. You`re smart, you know the answer to this all is to have all media embrace the values of MSNBC. I got you.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    December 25, 2013 at 6:47 am
    Andrew: Information has never been so free, that`s true. But it`s not reaching the masses. And by masses i`m talking about the voting age demographic. People over 55 get their news primarily from tv. It`s been like that and will not change. It doesn`t matter if it`s better or worse not that what it was. The point is still that news corporations lie. What has changed is that we know the ties between companies. General public does not care and if you try telling them, they want you to shut up.. Those of us who have found their own sources are still minority and thus we need to continue spreading the facts.

    And just to note, RT is state owned but it still is one of the best news agencies. Just skip every story that mentions "Russia", everything else is top notch. Al Jazeera, Reuters, those are the news agencies to trust. FOX, MSNBC etc lie blatantly.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    December 25, 2013 at 6:49 am
    The change is mostly what happens after the lie is revealed. It seems that there no penalties, no shame.. Nothing happens. In the past, if a news channel made a fumble, they had to correct it, it was a shame. And people kept that line until the very recent years. Now they can say what ever they like and no one is keeping therm accountable.

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