The origin of oligarchic control of the American major media was reported in the 1917 congressional record. U.S. Congress member
Oscar Callaway claimed that evidence existed that J.P. Morgan had purchased editorial control over 25 of the nation’s most influential publications in order to create public support for the U.S.’s entry into World War 1, and give birth to the almighty Federal Reserve system. Callaway’s colleagues voted against an official investigation into the matter. The U.S. was very eager to enter World War 1, despite a lack of threat to national security.
Corporate media has been messing with our heads for quite some time. They own the history textbook publishing companies that taught us our history, peppered with lies of course, including the omission of Lincoln’s actions to point to the rule of law.
Torture is a war crime, according to official U.S. policy. From the 1930s until 2004, the media reports mentioning waterboarding referred to torture. After stories broke that the U.S. was waterboarding detainees in unlawful wars, the media outlets essentially stopped referring to waterboarding as a form of torture. The common link between the two was generally removed from media publications.
Although corporate media will never report these numbers, polling proves that the 99.99 percent non-elite are waking up to U.S. corporate media lies. The American public have noticed that something is very fishy with the news that is reported by the government and the media. In 2010, only 20 percent of Americans reported that they trusted the government. In 2014, Americans’ confidence in congress fell to a historically low 7 percent. The majority of Americans see the major U.S. media news organizations as politically biased, inaccurate and ruthless. A 2014 Gallup poll recorded the lowest ever U.S. public confidence in accurate news reporting from corporate media.