As Uygur further explained: “All the large media conglomerates have some tie to getting contracts from the government. Whether Comcast needed approval for a merger, or GE needed a defense contract, every one of those giant corporations needs something from the government. So it’s become a synergistic environment—Comcast gives the government something, the government gives Comcast something else.
“The implicit message is: Don’t rock the boat, and keep the gravy train coming,” Uygur said.
The best definition of a fascist state is a state in which the state and the large corporations are merged into a single entity whereby you can hardly tell where one ends and the other begins. The media in a fascist state is always highly controlled in various ways. In a fascist state, the only media that is allowed to exist is media that parrots the state propaganda line and does not upset the corporations that serve the state.
Apparently the large US media qualifies as a fascist-type media system.
The dissident press in large US news media is essentially nonexistent. However, there is some dissident press in large circulation monthlies such as New York Magazine, the New Yorker and Harper’s. Cenk Uygur of Young Turks seems to qualify as a dissident journalist. He is on the MSNBC network. However, this network is otherwise part of the controlled media system. Seymour Hersch of the New Yorker is possibly one of the last true journalists working today. He writes for the New Yorker, where he has uncovered many of the lies and sinister plots of the US Deep State. I am amazed they haven’t killed him yet.
Rolling Stone also has a few true journalists. This is a monthly like the New Yorker, Harper’s, etc. None of the organs above are news organs. Instead they are best thought of as in depth feature publications.
Perhaps the History Channel could be seen as a dissident TV station, but they are not a news station, and they were horribly punished over their airing of the great The Men Who Killed Kennedy documentary. There were wild calls to actually stop selling the video. The channel actually caved in and stopped selling the video. Then in a major mea culpa, they chaired a 3 man panel of state controlled historians who headed a roundtable where it was concluded that the JFK assassination series was utterly insane. Later they apologized for the (nonexistent) errors in their reporting.
Gee, do you think somebody threatened the History Channel?
My sources tell me that the CIA/Deep State was enraged over that documentary. To get their revenge, last year on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, the entire US media spent most of the anniversary bashing Kennedy as a lousy president and trashing assassination theories. It was quite bizarre how the entire US media did this in concert. It was as if they were all reading off the same script. You know, like a…controlled media?