How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 3: 90% Of What You Watch On TV Is Controlled By Just 6 Giant Corporations

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Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

How much is your view of the world shaped by what you see on television? 

On average, Americans spend more than 150 hours watching television every month, and it is called “programming” for a reason.  If you allow anyone to pour ideas and information into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to change how you look at reality.  Everyone has an agenda, and every single news program, television show and movie is trying to alter your views.  Sadly, our society has become absolutely addicted to media, and the mainstream media is completely dominated by the elite. 

In fact, about 90 percent of the programming that comes through your television is controlled by just 6 gigantic media corporations.  Most of us are willingly plugging ourselves into this “propaganda matrix” that is completely dominated by the elite for several hours each day, and that gives them an enormous amount of power over the rest of us.

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed how the elite use money as a tool to dominate the planet.  Today, we are going to talk about how they use information.  If you control what people think, then you control a society.  And through their vast media empires, the elite are able to shape how we all think to a frightening degree.

Just think about it.  What do we talk about with our family, our friends and our co-workers?  To a large extent, those conversations are about movies, television shows, something that we just saw on the news or a sporting event that just took place.  The reason why we talk about certain things is because the mainstream media gives those things attention, and other things we ignore because the mainstream media does not make them seem to be important.

The mainstream media literally sets the agenda for our society, and it would be difficult to overstate the power that is in their hands.  And as I mentioned above, the mainstream media is almost entirely controlled by just 6 colossal corporations.  The following list of these 6 corporate giants comes from one of my previous articles, and this is just a sampling of the media properties that they each own…


  • NBC
  • Telemundo
  • Universal Pictures
  • Focus Features
  • USA Network
  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • The Weather Channel
  • Syfy
  • Golf Channel
  • Esquire Network
  • E!
  • Cloo
  • Chiller
  • Universal HD
  • Comcast SportsNet
  • Universal Parks & Resorts
  • Universal Studio Home Video

The Walt Disney Company

  • ABC Television Network
  • ESPN
  • The Disney Channel
  • A&E
  • Lifetime
  • Marvel Entertainment
  • Lucasfilm
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Disney Mobile
  • Disney Consumer Products
  • Interactive Media
  • Disney Theme Parks
  • Disney Records
  • Hollywood Records
  • Miramax Films
  • Touchstone Pictures

News Corporation

  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • FX
  • FXX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • Fox Sports Networks
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The New York Post
  • Barron’s
  • SmartMoney
  • HarperCollins
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Blue Sky Studios
  • Beliefnet
  • Zondervan

Time Warner

  • CNN
  • The CW
  • HBO
  • Cinemax
  • Cartoon Network
  • HLN
  • NBA TV
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Warner Bros.
  • Castle Rock
  • DC Comics
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • New Line Cinema
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Fortune
  • Marie Claire
  • People Magazine


  • MTV
  • Nickelodeon
  • VH1
  • BET
  • Comedy Central
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Country Music Television (CMT)
  • Spike TV
  • The Movie Channel
  • TV Land

CBS Corporation

  • CBS Television Network
  • The CW (along with Time Warner)
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Showtime
  • TVGN
  • CBS Radio, Inc.
  • CBS Television Studios
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Infinity Broadcasting
  • Westwood One Radio Network

If nobody tuned in to their “programming”, they would not have any power over us.

But according to a report put out by Nielsen, Americans are plugging into “the matrix” more than ever before.  The following is how our daily use of media breaks down by device

  • Live TV: 4 hours, 31 minutes
  • Time-Shifted TV: 33 minutes
  • Radio: 1 hour, 52 minutes
  • DVDs: 8 minutes
  • Video Game Consoles: 14 minutes
  • Multimedia Devices (Apple TV, Roku, etc.): 13 minutes
  • Internet on PC: 58 minutes
  • Smartphone: 1 hour, 39 minutes
  • Tablet: 31 minutes

When you total those numbers up, it comes to 10 hours and 39 minutes.

In essence, Americans are spending most of their waking hours plugged in to something.

And if you only add together “live television” and “time-shifted television”, Americans are spending an average of more than five hours each day just watching television.

Of course many of us spend countless hours on the Internet as well.  It has been estimated that 54,907 Google searches are conducted, 7,252 tweets are posted, 125,406 YouTube videos are viewed, and 2,501,018 emails are sent out every single second.

You may have guessed this already, but most of the news and information that we consume on the Internet is also controlled by the elite

Overall, the top 10 publishers — together owning around 60 news sites — account for 47% of total online traffic to news content last year, with the next-biggest 140 publishers accounting for most of the other half, SimilarWeb found.


The biggest online news publisher for the U.S. audience was MSN, owner of, with just over 27 billion combined page views across mobile and desktop, followed by Disney Media Networks, owner of ESPN and ABC News, with 25.9 billion.

This is why the “alternative media” is so important.  All over America and all over the world, people are waking up and realizing that they aren’t getting the truth from the mainstream media, and they are hungry for truly independent sources of information.

The only way that we are ever going to be able to throw off the insidious system of control that the elite have established is by winning the information war.  We are literally in a constant battle for hearts and minds, and the good news is that we have made a lot of progress.  Over the past decade we have “red pilled” millions upon millions of people, but we still have a long way to go.

Faith in the corporate media is dwindling, and the elite are deeply concerned about this. 

The Internet has allowed ordinary people like us to communicate on a mass scale, and this has never been the case before in human history.  We have a window of opportunity to fight back against the elite, and we must not let this opportunity pass us by.

We are literally engaged in a battle for the future of this planet, and let us never waver in our pursuit of victory.

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Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on

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Blue Steel 309's picture

Watching anything that comes on a television or movie screen is a form of self abuse. This is how (((they))) control your mind.

overbet's picture

TV is to the mind what sugar is to the body.

SeuMadruga's picture

"TV is to the mind what sugar is to the body. "

In that case, I guess the remote control is the insuline. ;-)

HowdyDoody's picture

Russia is considering reclassifying certain US media outlets operating in Russia from news to propaganda stations. The usual suspects are included - Voice of America and Radio Liberty. It turns out that CNN is also on the list.

I just love the Russian sense of humor.

BTFDemocracy's picture

i spent about 150 hours on ZH per month

BullyBearish's picture

ditch cable...ditch hollyweird...ditch banks...ditch $hitty food...ditch meds...ditch the "news"...


            G e t   O u t s i d e   a n d   L  I  V  E   !!!!

E.F. Mutton's picture

I sat on the porch and watched the sun set this evening.  Commercial Free.

Big Twinkie's picture

I don't watch TV.  It makes my wife stupid and its presence is a danger to the children.

totenkopf88's picture

Shut it off, the goyim know.

Rapunzal's picture

I was raised without TV, I had a cable box for guests. I gave it back 2 month ago.

Bigly's picture

The flicker puts you in a trance.

This whole article is 'who cares?' if you have ditched your tv.

If you cannot, ditch cable, get a $16 digital antenna and watch antenna tv or cozi and the old shows like rockford files. All the new stuff sucks. No reason to sit fo 4 hrs. and watch crap or indoctrination. If you do, you are nuts.

redmudhooch's picture


Don't worry the "elites" are in the process of rigging the internet too.

Soon, you will notice no difference between the TV and internet.

Implied Violins's picture

60 hertz, lab tested and determined to put viewers into a mental state where they passively accept what they are watching at a deep level with greatly reduced levels of cognitive processing.

The same thing can apply to computer screens, but as long as one is aware, they can compensate.

Haven't watched TV regularly since the early 80's. Can't say I miss it.

Ignatius's picture

One thing we have going for us is humor and satire.  Check out this one minute video on a ridiculous story about a police dog at the Manchester Bombing, you won't be disappointed:

"He's seen some things..."

bloostar's picture

They’ll find a way! Mind all the talk about projecting Coca Cola onto the moon sphere..

old naughty's picture

Outside? of what?

the matrix, the hellhole planet, or 

the hologram solar system?

There's Planet X !

Ikiru's picture

Yes, they are controlling me with "Game of Thrones". I suddenly feel the need to track down some dragon glass to protect myself from white walkers. The brain washing mostly only works on the already liberally-impaired.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Nah, the result of GoT is you want to be a lily-white Danaerys surrounded by brown-skinned people chanting "mother" at you for being a good ally in social justice.


jaxville's picture

What the heck is "game of thrones"?

kellys_eye's picture

I think it's like musical chairs only using toilets......????

vulcanraven's picture

Unplug from the electric jew, your mind will thank you for it.

HRClinton's picture

Stop wasting hours on TV, when you could do the same on Blogs -- for FREE.



shankster's picture

That's why I don't watch TV.

Boris Badenov's picture



No Guns!

They contradict themselves via Films vs. "News" (in brackets).

Rapunzal's picture

It's the Hegelian dialectic. IRL they want our guns ofc.

El Vaquero's picture

And 90% of what is on TV is absolute garbage. 

FreeShitter's picture

Everything is rigged. Sports, elections, etc....

Rapunzal's picture

Yes, the Cubs win, Obummers favorite team his last year in office. Those are no coincidences. All sports are rigged.
I even believe they never pay out lotto money out to people. Even lotto is a scam.

gdpetti's picture

But who owns/controls those 6 corporations? Why not go the next step and tell us that? The media ownership laws were changed under Reagan thru Clinton to affect this situation for domination over the MSM that was still independent... and now they need a way to do the same over the internet, which is a much bigger threat to their domination of the masses.

sparksmass's picture

Sumner Redstone owns 80% of the voting shares in both Viacom and CBS, so it's really only 5 corporations.

Mena Arkansas's picture

((( Sumner Rothstein )))

Redstone was born to a Jewish family in Boston, Massachusetts, to Belle (née Ostrovsky) and Michael Rothstein. In 1940, at Sumner's behest, his father agreed to change the family surname from "Rothstein" to "Redstone" ("Red stone" is a literal translation of the German-Jewish name, "Rothstein"). Michael Rothstein owned Northeast Theater Corporation in Dedham, Massachusetts (the forerunner of National Amusements) and the Boston branch of the Latin Quarter Nightclub.

shankster's picture

And the other 10% is extreme garbage.

SeuMadruga's picture

No, the other 20% !

ps: including those crap programs "teaching" math.

Intelligence_Insulter's picture

Open up for the diversity, they taint every new tv show with niggers.  Affirmative action gone haywire. Sickening.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Without blacks on TV, who will play the smart funny guy that all white women want to sleep with? The obligatory smart funny gay guy won't do it.

Snout the First's picture

It was years ago that every show had to have a positive role model black. Its just been more recently I've noticed that nearly every show has to have a homosexual character.

Bigly's picture

Or white women black men and mixed children.

Blacks are 13% of the population. No reason they are 33%+ of the leading roles unless it is a show about blacks.  No reason they are always the boss, judge, supervisor, etc. either.

It is all so contorted and coerced.

totenkopf88's picture

I am noticing a lot of black woman/white beta male couples in commercials.

CRM114's picture

TV's, I remember those!

So 20th Century. Are some people still watching it? I expect they have Walkmans and very bad neckties as well.


Is believing that Nielsen report some new test for spotting morons?


Alfred's picture

He's absolutely correct... Unless he's full of shit like everyone else.

Åristotle's picture

How the elite dominate the world — [broadcasting Plato]

Dr. Bonzo's picture

Good thing I stopped watching TV round about 1997ish....

blargg's picture

I stopped around then as well. When 9/11 happened, a friend mentioned crashing planes the next day and I didn't know what the hell he was talking about.

dirty belly's picture


My television viewing is about 1 hour a month.

My television antenna works well enough to get the local weather.

That's about all I need to watch on tlelvision.

No cable or dish = no bills $$.


Moribundus's picture

Putin 've got just one and kill em all...macho man