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 Post subject: The Corporate Media's threat to Freedom
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:42 pm 

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There's no similarity between the corporate media and a "free press". The corporate media operates according to its structural make-up, which requires it to serve the interests of ownership and maximize profits. Its top-down style of management ensures that it aligns itself with the political powers that, in turn, create the opportunity for greater prosperity. This explains why media giants have consistently concealed the Bush administration's attack on civil liberties, supported the expansion of executive power, and paved the way for global war. After all, they are just acting in their own best interest, accommodating the political establishment to allow for more consolidation and expansion. One hand washes the other ... oryid=3485

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:37 am 
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"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in
the major media."

- William Colby, former Director of the CIA

Here is one example :wink:

Leadership Team
Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak
Chairman and President, United Press International. Chairman and President, News World Communications, Inc.
Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak has been UPI's Chairman and President since 2002. He is also Chairman of UPI's parent company, News World Communications, which also owns The Washington Times and numerous other publications, including The Middle East Times and Tiempos del Mundo, a Spanish-language newspaper published in 16 countries throughout the Americas.

Nicholas Chiaia
UPI Senior Vice President
As UPI’s Senior Vice President, Nicholas Chiaia oversees the Company’s global business operations, including its financial, legal, sales,marketing, network operations, web development and general administration. Mr. Chiaia has over 20 years experience in business administration, 14 years experience as a civil attorney, and 10 years experience in the news and information media industry.

Prior to his tenure at UPI, Mr. Chiaia served in varying executive capacities for Potomac Television Communications, Inc. and Atlantic Video, Inc. Mr. Chiaia was a litigator in California, has served as an Adjunct Law Professor, and continues to maintain a private mediation practice. He is an alumnus of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco School of Law; and is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C. and the state of California.

Christopher Ching
UPI Vice President of Finance
Christopher Ching has been in strategic planning and financial management for publishing, media and entertainment businesses since 1981. Since receiving his MBA degree at New York University, he has worked in book publishing, print brokering and magazine production, radio and television advertising production, events and television production, and technical services for cable news production. Chris is responsible for UPI’s financial planning and business development..... ... 55410-9574

News World Communications
News World Communications, a global media company, acquired United Press International in May 2000. News World’s flagship newspaper, The Washington Times, was founded in 1982 and has gained a reputation for hard-hitting investigative reporting and thorough coverage of politics and policy. In addition, News World publishes newspapers and magazines in more than 20 countries and in four languages.
Other News World properties include:
Washington Times
The Washington Times National Weekly
The World & I
Middle East Times
Tiempos del Mundo
Ultimas Noticias
The World Peace Herald
Segye Ilbo
Segye Times USA
Sekai Nippo
Chongyohak Shinmun
Washington Golf Monthly
Philadelphia Golf Monthly ... 5511-12671

The U.S. Global Strategy Council was established with the help of former deputy CIA director Ray Cline. The council is designed to advise the government on foreign policy matters. (1) The International Federation for Victory Over Communism is the original political arm of the Unification Church. (59) It was founded in 1968 in Seoul. (67) Its U.S. affiliate, the Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF) was established in 1969 in Washington DC (67) For the most part, the FLF is no longer active, with CAUSA assuming most of its political functions. (67)
The International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF) was started in 1976 with a $225,000 grant from the Unification Church. (33) The IRFF acts as a humanitarian aid arm of the church. (33)
CAUSA International's affiliates include the Freedom Leadership Forum, Freedom Research Foundation, Korean Cultural Freedom Foundation, Little Angels of Korea Folk Ballet, Little Angels Schools Foundation, One World Crusade, and Radio Free Asia. (23).
The church has many business enterprises as well. Tong Il Co. Ltd manufactures weapons and machine parts in South Korea. (34) Other UC business enterprises include the Il Hwa Co. Ltd (S. Korea), Il Shin Stoneworks (S. Korea), Hankook Titanium Co. Ltd. (S. Korea), Happy World Inc (Japan), Unification Church Intl, McLean (a holding company including Intl Oceanic Enterprises Inc. , Intl Seafood Corp Inc, newspapers, tuna fleets, fish-processing plants, and boat-building, televisionproduction, and other enterprises in the United States), One Up Enterprises (U.S. ), News World Communications (U.S. ) and the Washington Times (U.S. ). (34)The Intl Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (ICUS) and the Professors World Peace Academy are offshoots of the Moonfunded Intl Cultural Foundation (ICF). (3,37) Based in New York City, the ICF is an umbrella organization for church academic programs and projects involved in studying values and science. (37,56)......
Media enterprises are important components of the UC's international political efforts. The Washington Times, a conservative news daily in Washington DC , is owned by News World Communications, a for-profit holding company which is owned by church officials. The newspaper was established in l982. Another newspaper owned by the Unification Church is The New York City Tribune. Insight, a national news magazine, is product of the Moon organization and is also owned by News World Communications. (61) The World and I is an encyclopedic monthly magazine, running to some 700 pages, which is produced by the organization. (45) Noticias Del Mundo is a Spanish-language newspaper published by the UC organization. (3) The World Media Association is a nonprofit international consortium of individuals and organizations in media which is sponsored by News World Communications. (26)........
The Washington Times was targeted as a major recipient of the funds sent into the U.S. from foreign church holdings. (34) It has been reported that the Washington Times has been subsidized by the South African government for $900,000 annually. (1)......
Tong Il Industries is 53 percent owned by the Unification Church. Tong Il is the major investor in the Washington Times. (58)
As of 1984, the church was spending $1. 5 million a year on the Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy. (37)..... ... 06_1974994

The Unification Church is a by product of the CIA. It in turn owns multi media outlets some listed above. Not the least of which is the UPI and the Washington Times. TV News can you now see just one aspect of the news and how it can be and is manipulated from the very top down to as low as it wants to go. ... #entry6127


Look out kid, They keep it all hid.”
Bob Dylan “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

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