Sunday, 24 March 2013

Media Suppression At the Hands Of High Finance.

Media Suppression At the Hands Of High Finance
( Researched and compiled by Iain Parker 3-3-2011. In many cases I include whole articles so as not to be accused of presenting things out of context but the sections I feel are most important are highlighted in bold )
From very earliest of history the power of persuasion of the published word in influencing the thinking of the wider public was recognized first in scriptures and books, then later mass print newspaper media. The power of persuasion became much greater and more immediate with the creation of radio and moving picture mediums. 

The enormity of this power of persuasion was so much so that as media technological advances were made most nations implemented cross ownership media laws preventing cross ownership of all media forums by the same owners in the interest of attempting to ensure that the wider public could obtain a diverse balanced world view from which to form their opinions.

From the very earliest of history a struggle has raged between those who wish to organise the media with decent intent in the wider public interest and those who wanted to use it to commit indecencies against the wider public interest. 

Today the cross ownership of media laws have been broken down in most nations and five or six transnational corporations cross own 95 percent of the worlds media ;

Media Cross Ownership Concentration
In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called "alarmist" for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote "in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media" -- controlling almost all of America's newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. He predicted then that eventually this number would fall to about half a dozen companies. This was greeted with skepticism at the time. When the 6th edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 2000, the number had fallen to six. Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market.
In 2004, Bagdikian's revised and expanded book, The New Media Monopoly, shows that only 5 huge corporations -- Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch's News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) -- now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric's NBC is a close sixth.
Chart below;

Four companies, all overseas owned, dominate the New Zealand news media. There is a near duopoly in two of the three main media – print and radio – a monopoly in pay television, and only three significant competitors in free-to-air television including the state-owned channels. Each daily newspaper has a near monopoly in its main circulation areas. This paper describes the ownership in each of these media, with a brief discussion of the internet, then backgrounds each of the four main owners, and finally discusses whether ownership of our news media matters.”
Bill Rosenberg 2008

Media suppression has been part of the game of high finance dominance of social and economic policy for a long while. The below letter is from one of Europes most imfamous private houses of high finance looking for co-operatives of their central banking pyramid scam in America;
1863 Letter from Rothschilds to prospective US affilliates in New York
Letter to: Messieurs. Iklheimer, Morton and Vandergould, No. 3 Wall St., New York, U.S.A.:
Dear Sirs: A Mr. John Sherman has written us from a town in Ohio, U.S.A., as to the profits that may be made in the National Banking business under a recent act of your Congress (National Bank Act of 1863), a copy of which act accompanied his letter. Apparently this act has been drawn upon the plan formulated here last summer by the British Bankers Association and by that Association recommended to our American friends as one that if enacted into law, would prove highly profitable to the banking fraternity throughout the world.
Mr. Sherman declares that there has never before been such an opportunity for capitalists to accumulate money, as that presented by this act and that the old plan, of State Banks is so unpopular, that the new scheme will, by contrast, be most favorably regarded, notwithstanding the fact that it gives the National Banks an almost absolute control of the National finance. The few who can understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests. Please advise us fully as to this matter and also state whether or not you will be of assistance to us, if we conclude to establish a National Bank in the City of New York... Awaiting your reply, we are.
Your respectful servants.
Rothschild Brothers.
London, June 25, 1863
“I conscientiously believe that two or, three great’ establishments, all really under one directorate, do’ exercise in the Legislature of this country an undoubted and dangerous influence. I sincerely believe that I is existing Government is maintained in its place by those bodies… I say that even among the voters it will be a long time before that independence can come about which ought to prevail, because I fear many of them are in some manner entangled with engagements’ which will place them at the mercy of those persons who rule those different great bodies of which I speak.
I go further and say-and in saying this I know, of course, that I create, and must create, a great many enemies-I firmly believe that the same persons by monetary influence control a great portion of the press “One great central power in New Zealand oppresses it from end to end. That central power is moved by the Premier, and the Premier is the solicitor of these great moneyed corporations. Is it just? Does it give the people of New Zealand a fair chance? Is it not hard for a man to know that if he cries for justice some debt upon his estate may he made the cause of his ruin instantly? Is it right for us to feel degraded by knowing that such is the case here? … As long as this continues I see’ no hope for ourselves or our country.
Sir George Grey speaking in Parliament in 1883 during Mr. Whitaker’s second Premiership.
"In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press....They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers." U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway statements were included in the congressional record vol 54 Feb 9 1917 pg2947


"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my' paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
John Swinton, former chief of staff, The New York Times, in a 1953 speech before the New York Press Club

David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller is founder, honorary chairman, and lifetime trustee of the Trilateral Commission. Mr. Rockefeller serves as honorary chairman of the Americas Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and Rockefeller University. He is also former chairman of the Rockefeller University Council, and chairman emeritus of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), Mr. Rockefeller served as an officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1946 to 1981. He was chairman and chief executive officer from 1969 until 1980, and continued as chairman until his retirement in 1981. He served as chairman of the bank’s international advisory committee from 1981 to 1999 and remained a member of the international council of J.P. Morgan Chase until 2005. Mr. Rockefeller has also been involved in numerous other business, cultural and educational organizations. His publications include Unused Resources and Economic Waste (1940), Creative Management in Banking (1964), and Memoirs (2002).
David Rockefeller, Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany (a meeting also attended by then-Governor Bill Clinton and by Dan Quayle;
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”


Bilderberger Insider BBC Interview
- By James P. Tucker Jr. - Issue #42, October 17, 2005
More and more European news outlets are bucking the ban on exposing the shadowy globalist group known as Bilderberg and reporting in depth on this secret gathering of king makers and power elites.

While Bilderberg’s top man insists that it is just a good old boys club, another Bilderberg participant readily admits it holds influence in global decision making, BBC News reports from London.

“Will Hutton, an economic analyst and former newspaper editor who attended a Bilderberg meeting in 1997, says people take part in these networks in order to influence the way the world works, to create what he calls
‘the international common sense’ about policy,” BBC said.

“On every issue that might influence your business you will hear first hand the people who are actually making those decisions and you will play a part in helping them make those decisions and formulating the common sense,” BBC quotes Hutton.

And that ‘common sense’ is one which supports the interests of Bilderberg’s main participants—in particular free trade,” BBC told listeners, who number in the millions.“Viscount Davignon says that at the annual meetings, ‘automatically around the table you have internationalists’—people who support the work of the World Trade Organization, transatlantic cooperation and European integration.”
Viscount Etienne Davignon, 73, is chairman of Bilderberg and a former European commissioner. Today, Davignon is a wealthy banker and is known as the public face behind the unification of Europe under one currency, the euro.

BBC’s Bill Hayton interviewed him at his office in Brussels. Hayton correctly called it an
“extremely rare interview.”

“I don’t think [we are] a global ruling class because I don’t think a global ruling class exists,” Davignon told BBC listeners.
“I simply think it’s people who have influence interested to speak to other people who have influence.”

Davignon said “business influences society and politics influences society—that’s purely common sense. It’s not that business contests the right of democratically elected leaders to lead.”

“For Bilderberg critics the fact that there is almost no publicity about the annual meetings is proof they are up to no good,” BBC’s Hayton said on air. “Jim Tucker, [senior] editor of . . .
American Free Press, for example, alleges they organize wars and elect and depose political leaders. He describes the group as simply ‘evil.’ So where does the truth lie?”

Bilderberg meetings “often feature future political leaders shortly before they become household names,” Hayton said. “Bill Clinton went in 1991, while still governor of Arkansas. Tony Blair was there two years later while still an opposition member of Parliament. All the recent presidents of the European Commission attended Bilderberg meetings before they were appointed.”

BBC did not mention that Blair also attended in 1998 as prime minister.

Davignon explained that Bilderberg’s steering committee “does its best assessment of who are the bright new boys or girls in the beginning phase of their career who would like to get known. . . . It’s not a total accident.”

“Professor Kees van der Piji of Sussex University in Britain says such private networks of corporate and political leaders play an informal but crucial role in the modern world,” Hayton said. He quotes the professor:
“ ‘There need to be places where these people can think about the main challenges ahead, coordinate where policies should be going, and find out where there could be a consensus.’ ”

This benign image of Bilderberg, however, denies reality. A simple glance at the secret roster of attendees shows it is composed of the wealthy elites, who are all seeking similar goals—increasing their power and profits, while turning the rest of us into serfs on the global plantation.

Sept 17 2007 Alan Greenspan Interview With CNBC Maria Bartiromo
(Alan Greenspan US Federal Reserve Board Chairman 18-year reign Aug 1987-Jan 2006 touted as one of the country's pre-eminent economists.)
MARIA BARTIROMO: All of these important economic events you are overseeing the most important institution, and leading things. And then not only are you dealing with these crises, but then you've got to convey what's going on to people. That means Congress, the president, the media, the public. So what? You come up with Green speak.
ALAN GREENSPAN:Otherwise known as known as Fed speak.
It's a-- a language of purposeful obfuscation to avoid certain questions coming up, which you know you can't answer, and saying-- "I will not answer or basically no comment is, in fact, an answer." So, you end up with when, say, a Congressman asks you a question, and don't wanna say, "No comment," or "I won't answer," or something like that. So, I proceed with four or five sentences which get increasingly obscure. The Congressman thinks I answered the question and goes onto the next one.
Dr Alan Bollard was appointed as Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in September 2002.
From RBNZ Press Conference Dec 10 2009 re Dec quarter monetary policy statement;

Question from Barry?
“are we to expect a properous and happy new year”?
Answer from Allan Bollard;
“Thankyou Barry for that point, finally on a more personal note, since this is the last press conference of the year, I would like to thank you very much for your help and co-operation through the year, it has been one amazing year as you all know, at the beginning of this year we were seriously worried about the financial system and the state of the economy, both in New Zealand and internationally, its with some relieve that we see much more secure conditions as we go into christmas time. I am aware that, um, at the beginning of the year when New Zealand was in such a vulnerable state, actually it would only have taken a, ah, one of the major media people looking for a fast headline, acting on rumour or passing on something irresponsibly to have sparked off some real problems in our system, that, we were concerned about that, that didn't happen. You all, I felt, acted very responsibly through that and for that we would like to thank you. Finally its not a forecast but a wish, have a merry christmas, Barry and everyone else, thank you very much.”
Excerpts from a book Alan Bollard published 1 Sept 2010:
One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse
Pg 19-20
Banking practices differ around the world, but we ensure ours meet international standards. These are set by a somewhat shadowy group called the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Comprised of representatives of large countries( not including New Zealand ), the group meets in Switzerland at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Over the decade they had been developing a new set of banking standards known as Basel 11.
Pg 96
The Bank of International Settlements is an important institution, acting as a sort of central bank for central banks. Set up in 1930, originally to facilitate German World War 1 reperations, it has a chequered history but today offers modern banking services and provides a forum for central bankers.
Pg 120-1
Meanwhile, on 6 March a senior team from the Wellington made its three-monthly trek across Bowen Street, along the walkway above the Cenotaph, through security checks in the Beehive and across to the ornate old Parliament Building to Committee meeting rooms. Here, committees of parliamentarians from across all parties routinely advise on upcoming legislation and examine public bodies on their use of public funds. We are used to appearing before them as they regularly examine our Monetary and Financial Stability Reports. But this session was different. As was their duty on behalf of the taxpayer, they wanted to talk about the crisis, the steps we were taking and the costs and risks for government. The 2008-intake Finance and Expenditure Committee under the chairmanship of Craig Foss was seriously focused and prepared to put aside political differences during the crisis.
I was worried about what might happen at the session. Proceedings are on the record with journalists sitting in the back, television cameras rolling, digital recorders running and even media blogging live from the room. Select Committees have strong powers - they can require people to attend and answer questions. I knew that I might be asked questions about exchange rates, foreign reserves, bank liquidity and a whole range of topics on which straight-forward answers could upset financial markets. The day before the hearing I rang the chairman and explained my concern. Craig Foss has a background in financial markets; he readily understood the dangers and assured me that he would guide the Committee away from dangerous questions in public.
They treated us deferentially. (they even started calling me `Sir:) I sat with Deputy Governor Grant Spencer and our head of financial Simon Tyler, at the front committee table, our desk almost beneath microphones and recorders. In carefully moderated terms, we told them about the crisis. We explained how, partly because of the new mortgage-backed security liquidity facility, the Reserve Bank ballance sheet had grown hugely to $36 billion; this had increased risk to the government, but by a very manageable amount. Then they inquired about a small company called Mascot Finance, which was in the news because it was making losses. Though a very small player, we were soon to be hearing more about it.
Pg 183
"In self-interest, banks may encourage New Zealanders to take on more debt than is good for them individually or deliver more external liability than is good for the country."

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