Corporate Media Chairmen Take a Meeting, Hear Scandalous Proposal
As they do each year around this time, the Chairmen of the corporations that own the corporate media outlets in America met in a subterranean conference room, one mile beneath the Fox News Headquarters in Manhattan.
We have obtained a draft of the minutes of their most recent meeting. I cannot tell you how, so do not ask. Lives are at stake.
Robert A. Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, owner of ABC. In addition to owning everything with the name Disney on it, they also own ABC TV stations in Chicago, Flint, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raliegh-Durham, San Francisco and Toledo. They also own a chunk of A&E, the Biography Channel, the History Channel, Lifetime and SoapNet. They own ESPN and all its channels, as well as 32 major market radio stations around the country.
Phillipe Daumann, CEO of Viacom, owner of CBS, as well as BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, all the MTV networks, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite, Rhapsody, Spike TV, TV Land and VH1. They also own Paramount Pictures and Viacom Digital.
Steve Burke, CEO of NBC/Universal — of which Comcast owns a 51% interest. They also own Universal Media, NBC TV stations in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, the SF Bay Area, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington DC, Miami, San Diego and Connecticut. They own the Spanish language Telemundo network, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sprout, USA, and anything with the word Comcast or Xfinity in it.
Glenn A. Britt, CEO of Time Warner, which owns CNN as well as Time Warner Cable, HBO, Cinemax, TBS, HTV, Headline News, Turner Classic Movies, TNT, Warner Bros., Time Magazine and all its subsidiaries.
Mark Mays, former CEO and current Chairman of the Board of Clear Channel Radio which owns 850 radio station all around the country, as well as the Premiere Radio Network, which also owns Rush Limbaugh.Continued on the next page