Cutting the Mass Media Cord


The average American watches 153 hours of television a month, most of that is via mass media. That’s 6.375 straight days’ worth of television. That’s a lot of “programming.” Parents are often quick to let the television do their babysitting, and the truth is that many are not reviewing the propaganda being forced into their children’s minds. Still, many wonder why their kids are so messed up and why this nation doesn’t have a sense of principles or direction.

Think about where these children are getting their socialist ideas. Think about why our children are beginning to buy into the anti-gun efforts or the push for redistribution of wealth. Think about how the media pushes the idea that it’s OK to hate or ban an American flag, but it’s not OK to do the same to a foreign flag. Imagine what the effects of this are going to be long term. It is a cause-and-effect scenario that can be avoided if we cut the cord.

Reflect for a second and think about this with an unbiased mind. Our media has allowed people like Piers Morgan to have a national platform to spew Foundational hatred. No one stops him. Our media has accepted blatant lies from the government and pushed them out to you anyway. Our media has aided and participated in the cover-ups engaged in by the government. Our media has perpetuated the false left/right political paradigm that continues to separate us. They have encouraged the racial divide of their viewers. We all know this, yet we continue to watch and pay for it. It’s madness.

It doesn’t stop there. Think about the media’s collective positions against the founders, the flag, or fundamental rights. This is not just news; it includes regular television shows. They all continue to tell you that we live in a democracy when we know it’s supposed to be a Republic. This is manipulation, to say the very least. Think about media bias that comes about all the time. Think about how the repeated injustices taken on by authority are acceptable in the eyes of the media. Think about Anderson Cooper and how he faked Syria war footage or Charles Jaco’s first Gulf War “coverage.” Blatant lies, and these are just examples, of course. The media is known for manipulating images as war propaganda, and they work hand in hand with the government, which wants you to believe it. Still, we turn on the T.V. for the information we know is contorted. This is madness!

Think about the repeated examples of Manufactured ‘Reality’ T.V. It’s to the point where it has become nauseating even to consider watching. Still, we read about these shows in our magazines, and they are often the topic of conversation between friends. Why? Think about what is considered “entertainment” these days. Where did the talent go? Are we REALLY to believe that Miley Cyrus, Rachel Ray, Honey Boo Boo, Housewives, etc., are entertainment? Should these people or these shows be a topic of conversation amid a dollar crisis, economic collapse, looming war, or any other of about a dozen issues that should be addressed instead? Or how about the terrifying aspect of nationally scripted local ‘news’?

The most disturbing aspect is that you can hear the audience’s laughter as though this is funny! I guess I don’t see the humor in being indoctrinated. This should scare you, not make you laugh. It would be best if you were outraged, not entertained.

And when someone of value and worth attempts to make a difference, they collectively avoid them and ensure the public will not see them. They will often ridicule them and be united in their efforts against the truth. For an example of this… look no further than Ron Paul during his last presidential bid. In November 2011, CBS held one of its debates. Paul received 90 seconds in what was a 90-minute-long CBS debate. A leaked email to the Bachmann campaign would later indicate that a decision to limit air time for specific candidates, such as Paul, was a deliberate CBS News policy. But it wasn’t just CBS. The fact that Congressman Paul had received less face time than any other candidate throughout the entire campaign, despite having run third or fourth in most polls throughout the last several months, should tell you something. Similarly, how about when the media cuts off anyone who attempts to expose the real truth on national news?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the average cable T.V. subscriber pays nearly three times as much for cable now as they did in 2001. What once cost viewers approximately $48 a month now costs, on average, about $128 per month. Why do we continue to pay for such garbage? They should be paying us to watch it.

So, these media companies are forcing garbage and lies down the throats of Americans and making them pay through the nose to do it. This reminds me of some horrible drug habit. And like any bad habit, one must consciously try to rid oneself of it. I guess I’ve just had it. The negatives beat out any benefits at this point. So I’m cutting the cord. I will no longer allow the poison to enter my home via the television. I cannot tell my children that television destroys your brain when I have it available, and I pay for it. That makes me a hypocrite. Plus, it’s going to save me over a grand a year.

Some might think that getting rid of television is a rather drastic step. You might think that avoiding the news is good enough. But nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is if you have a television set and watch programming on that television, you are getting it from all angles. Now, I’m not saying a movie or show once in a while is a bad thing, but being able to screen and think about what you accept as fact is paramount. Avoiding advertising and scripted propaganda is always a great idea. Let me demonstrate something.

Today, there are just six corporations that collectively control U.S. media. These six are Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., CBS Corporation, and NBC Universal. These corporations are all beholden to their advertisers. Oddly enough, these companies (or the people who head them) are also affiliated with an organization that has the goal of eliminating American national sovereignty(1)(2). If that doesn’t bother or scare you, then I don’t know what else to tell you besides the fact that a good portion of your leaders are affiliated with this same organization… both left and right. The first minute of this video helps to further that point.

These corporations exist to make money and are pretty much guided, as clearly demonstrated. They get their money from advertisers who are often also members of the same organization. Advertisers such as drug companies – who provide drugs that literally poison us but were deemed acceptable via the government. Advertisers like the federal government are attempting to sell you on things like the Affordable Care Act, global initiatives, or the idea that we are recovering. Look at the following for a second. Then understand that this is not a complete list but merely an example of the point.

Time Warner

  • Home Box Office (HBO)
  • Time Inc.
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  • C.W. Network (partial ownership)
  • TMZ
  • New Line Cinema
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Cinemax
  • Cartoon Network
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • America Online
  • MapQuest
  • Moviefone
  • Castle Rock
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Fortune
  • Marie Claire
  • People Magazine

Walt Disney

  • ABC Television Network
  • Disney Publishing
  • ESPN Inc.
  • Disney Channel
  • SOAPnet
  • A&E
  • Lifetime
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
  • Buena Vista Records
  • Disney Records
  • Hollywood Records
  • Miramax Films
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Buena Vista Games
  • Hyperion Books


  • Paramount Pictures
  • Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Black Entertainment Television (BET)
  • Comedy Central
  • Country Music Television (CMT)
  • Logo
  • MTV
  • MTV Canada
  • MTV2
  • Nick Magazine
  • Nick at Nite
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Noggin
  • Spike TV
  • The Movie Channel
  • T.V. Land
  • VH1

News Corporation

  • Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  • Fox Television Stations
  • The New York Post
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Beliefnet
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox Kids Europe
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports Net
  • Fox Television Network
  • F.X.
  • My Network T.V.
  • MySpace
  • News Limited News
  • Phoenix InfoNews Channel
  • Phoenix Movies Channel
  • Sky PerfecTV
  • Speed Channel
  • STAR TV India
  • STAR TV Taiwan
  • STAR World
  • Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
  • Times Literary Supplement Magazine
  • Times of London
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • 20th Century Fox International
  • 20th Century Fox Studios
  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • BSkyB
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Fox Interactive Media
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • The National Geographic Channel
  • National Rugby League
  • News Interactive
  • News Outdoor
  • Radio Veronica
  • ReganBooks
  • Sky Italia
  • Sky Radio Denmark
  • Sky Radio Germany
  • Sky Radio Netherlands
  • STAR
  • Zondervan

CBS Corporation

  • CBS News
  • CBS Sports
  • CBS Television Network
  • CNET
  • Showtime
  • CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
  • CBS Consumer Products
  • CBS Outdoor
  • C.W. Network (50% ownership)
  • Infinity Broadcasting
  • Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
  • Westwood One Radio Network

NBC Universal

  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • NBC News
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC Television Network
  • Oxygen
  • SciFi Magazine
  • Syfy (Sci-Fi Channel)
  • Telemundo
  • USA Network
  • Weather Channel
  • Focus Features
  • NBC Universal Television Distribution
  • NBC Universal Television Studio
  • Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
  • Trio
  • Universal Parks & Resorts
  • Universal Pictures
  • Universal Studio Home Video

I’m sure by now, you can see. It just gets worse the deeper you dig. I can’t do it anymore, and I’m sure not going to pay for the indoctrination. We can complain all we want, but it will not change unless we make them. I, for one, will no longer pay to have my family indoctrinated or brainwashed with communist or socialist ideals if I can help it.

“The CFR… should be familiar to every American concerned with good government, and with preserving and defending the US Constitution and our free-enterprise system. Yet, the nation’s right-to-know machinery, the news media, usually so aggressive in exposures to inform our people, remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR, its members, and their activities.”
~Congressman John R Rarick

Effective immediately… I cut the cord of indoctrination and propaganda, and I’m saving money and sanity by doing it.