HYPNOTIC STATES OF AMERICA: The American Propaganda Model Explained

Source  – expandedconsciousness.com

– Back in the 1980’s there were roughly 50 corporations that controlled nearly 90% of all United States mass media (including  newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies).

Over the past few decades that number has dwindled drastically, today there are roughly 6 corporations that control the US mainstream media. This is extremely important to understand because a consolidation of information means many people are not getting the full story. Below you will find 4 videos that explain the propaganda machine known as the US mass media. Be conscious of these facts as you move about your lives and engage in the media.

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Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by Robert Kane Pappas. Covered topics include the Telecommunications Act of 1996, concentration of media ownership, political corruption, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the controversy over the US presidential election of 2000 (particularly in Florida with Bush v. Gore), and the October surprise conspiracy theory. (Wikipedia)



Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary film examining the global growth of Murdoch’s media enterprise in the context of concentration of media ownership considerations, and evaluates the effect of having one person in control of a large media conglomerate on freedom of the press. (Wikipedia)
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media presents and illustrates Chomsky’s and Herman’s thesis that corporate media, as profit-driven institutions, tend to serve and further the agendas of the interests of dominant, elite groups in the society. A centerpiece of the film is a long examination of the history of The New York Times’ coverage of the Indonesian occupation of East Timor, which Chomsky says exemplifies the media’s unwillingness to criticize an ally of the elite. (Wikipedia)

Project Mockingbird The C.I.A. monitoring of journalists in 1963, 1971 and 1972, including wiretapping their phones and setting up observation posts across the street from their offices to track their comings and goings and their visitors, was a practice that the White House itself employed during the Nixon administration. (The New York Times)


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