Just when you thought the mainstream media couldn’t get more convoluted and controlled, on April 14th, 2008, the Associated Press announced their new members for their board of directors.
The Associated Press is the last remaining nationally oriented news service in the United States. It is a service that can reproduce stories that are published with American news organizations that belong to the organization. Companies can then pay a fee to the Associated Press to reproduce the story in other countries/languages.
However, the latest appointees to the board of directors definitely points to a bid for control and power.
Here are the 4 new members:
- Rupert Murdoch – owner of News Corporation
- Sam Zell – chairman and chief executive of Tribune Co.
- Donna Barrett – president and CEO of Community Newspaper Holdings
- Craig A. Dubow – chairman, CEO, and president of Gannett Co. Inc
Just look at the massive amount of media these companies control.
In a world where the major news media outlets are falling to the online availability and dispersal of information that comes with the internet, it is not surprising that the heads of these news outlets are coming together to decide what and how news is delivered to the rest of the world. However, I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks that none of these appointees are there for our interests in any way, shape, or form.
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