“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” CIA Director William Colby
Udo Ulfkotte, a veteran German journalist published a book recently titled Bought Journalism. In it he writes about how he was paid by the US intelligence to publish work in order to sway public opinion. He also gives names of Media outlets across Germany and Spain also involved in the same form of deceit.
In New Zealand during the elections every single News paper seemed to work in tandem with the others in maligning Labour, Green party, Mana/Internet to name a few. Our media are owned by only one Corporation. What this means is that there is no competition, and no diversity in political outlets. While I am not saying that any of our opinion makers i.e journalists is actually paid by the CIA or other US intelligence it is clear that there is a dangerous situation in that almost ALL our main stream media are controlled by only one Corporation and that Corporation based in Australia has a National Neoliberal bias. IT will only hire people who share that bias and it can do so because it has virtually a monopoly in how News and information is disseminated.
What is even more worrisome is that one of the lone independent journalistic voices, Nicky Hager, was made to suffer a humiliating and maybe even illegal raid lasting 10 hours done by no less than 5 policemen after he published a book which cast doubt on the Main Stream media version of political reality!
Here is Max Keiser and Guest discussing how dangerous having only one dominating voice such as our Main Stream Media is