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6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of ‘Programming’ A Day

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Faces - Public DomainIf you allow someone to pump hours of “programming” into your mind every single day, it is inevitable that it is eventually going to have a major impact on how you view the world.  In America today, the average person consumes approximately 10 hours of information, news and entertainment a day, and there are 6 giant media corporations that overwhelmingly dominate that market.  In fact, it has been estimated that somewhere around 90 percent of the “programming” that we constantly feed our minds comes from them, and of course they are ultimately controlled by the elite of the world.  So is there any hope for our country as long as the vast majority of the population is continually plugging themselves into this enormous “propaganda matrix”?

Just think about your own behavior.  Even as you are reading this article the television might be playing in the background or you may have some music on.  Many of us have gotten to the point where we are literally addicted to media.  In fact, there are people out there that become physically uncomfortable if everything is turned off and they have to deal with complete silence.

It has been said that if you put garbage in, you are going to get garbage out.  It is the things that we do consistently that define who we are, and so if you are feeding your mind with hours of “programming” from the big media corporations each day, that is going to have a dramatic affect on who you eventually become.

These monolithic corporations really do set the agenda for what society focuses on.  For example, when you engage in conversation with your family, friends or co-workers, what do you talk about?  If you are like most people, you might talk about something currently in the news, a television show that you watched last night or some major sporting event that is taking place.

Virtually all of that news and entertainment is controlled by the elite by virtue of their ownership of these giant media corporations.

I want to share some numbers with you that may be hard to believe.  They come directly out of Nielsen’s “Total Audience Report“, and they show how much news and entertainment the average American consumes through various methods each day…

Watching live television: 4 hours, 32 minutes

Watching time-shifted television: 30 minutes

Listening to the radio: 2 hours, 44 minutes

Using  a smartphone: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Using Internet on a computer: 1 hour, 6 minutes

When you add all of those numbers together, it comes to a grand total of more than 10 hours.

And keep in mind that going to movie theaters, playing video games and reading books are behaviors that are not even on this list.

What in the world are we doing to ourselves?

The combination of watching live television and watching time-shifted television alone comes to a total of more than five hours.

If you feed five hours of something into your mind day after day, it is going to change you.  There is no way around that.  You may think that you are strong enough to resist the programming, but the truth is that it affects all of us in very subtle ways that we do not even understand.

And as I mentioned above, there are just six giant corporations that account for almost all of the programming that we receive through our televisions.  Below is a list of these six corporations along with a sampling of the various media properties that they own…


Universal Pictures
Focus Features
USA Network
The Weather Channel
Golf Channel
Esquire Network
Universal HD
Comcast SportsNet
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Studio Home Video

The Walt Disney Company

ABC Television Network
The Disney Channel
Marvel Entertainment
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Disney Mobile
Disney Consumer Products
Interactive Media
Disney Theme Parks
Disney Records
Hollywood Records
Miramax Films
Touchstone Pictures

News Corporation

Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox News Channel
Fox Business Network
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
National Geographic
Nat Geo Wild
FX Movie Channel
Fox Sports Networks
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Post
20th Century Fox
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Blue Sky Studios

Time Warner

The CW
Cartoon Network
Turner Classic Movies
Warner Bros.
Castle Rock
DC Comics
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Sports Illustrated
Marie Claire
People Magazine


Comedy Central
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Home Entertainment
Country Music Television (CMT)
Spike TV
The Movie Channel
TV Land

CBS Corporation

CBS Television Network
The CW (along with Time Warner)
CBS Sports Network
CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Television Studios
Simon & Schuster
Infinity Broadcasting
Westwood One Radio Network

Fortunately, those enormous media conglomerates do not have quite the same monopoly over the Internet, but we are starting to see a tremendous amount of consolidation in the online world as well.  Just check out these numbers

Overall, the top 10 publishers — together owning around 60 news sites — account for 47% of total online traffic to news content last year, with the next-biggest 140 publishers accounting for most of the other half, SimilarWeb found.

The biggest online news publisher for the U.S. audience was MSN, owner of, with just over 27 billion combined page views across mobile and desktop, followed by Disney Media Networks, owner of ESPN and ABC News, with 25.9 billion.

The battle for the future of this nation is a battle for the hearts and minds of individuals.

And it is hard to see how things will be turned in a dramatically different direction as long as most of us are willingly feeding our hearts and minds with hours of “programming” that is controlled by the elite each day.

The good news is that there are signs of an awakening.  More Americans than ever are becoming disenchanted with the mainstream media, and this is showing up in recent survey numbers.  Here is one example

Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media.

Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.

As Americans (and people all over the world) have lost confidence in the mainstream media, they have been seeking out other sources of news and entertainment.  This has greatly fueled the rise of the alternative media, and the dozens of websites all over the Internet where this article will ultimately be published are examples of this explosion.

You can only enslave people for so long.  Ultimately, they will want to break free of the chains that are holding them back and they will want to find the truth.

In this day and age, it is absolutely imperative that we all learn to think for ourselves.  If you find that you are still addicted to the “programming” that the giant media corporations are feeding you, I would encourage you to start unplugging from the matrix more frequently.

In the end, you will be glad that you did.

  • rentslave

    If you spend enough time studying gambling,you soon discover that there is even more propaganda in that field than there is in politics.Your mind is then trained to keep your filter turned on at all times.

    • messianicdruid

      Can you give an example? Are you, talking about machines, table games or cards?

    • Jerry C

      That’s my take on a Biblical perspective; anything outside of it is questionable & I try to filter it as much as I can (research) before believing it. Can’t trust nothing.


    Interesting thought. What one read effects how one thinks. Hmmmm.

    I wonder if reading things like the list below might give someone somewhat of a negative “Impact on how you view the world.

    We are all going to be microchipped.
    Violence and civil unrest is rising.
    40 volcanoes are erupting.
    Business debt delinquencies are high.
    The real economy is in recession mode.
    Food shortages, looting and economic collapse are coming to America.
    Unemployment claims spike again.
    The middle class is shrinking.
    The power grid id going down.
    11 signs the U.S. economy is deteriorating.
    Fish are dying.
    Welcome to hell, the worst blaze in Canadian history.
    The next unemployment crisis is here.

    Time for some Paxil, Prozak, Citalopram with a twist of Zoloft.

    • gfmucci

      Those [EconomicCollapseBlog] headlines barely dent the impact of the thousands of other competing headlines every day that ignore the realities revealed on this blog site. I’m glad there is an “op-ed” to the major media that covers the tremendous gaps in honest reporting. If reality stresses you out, bury your head in the sand like most of the population.

      • Coin Taylor

        We’ll said !! The sheeple just want to be left alone with their nice little everything is ok world.

        • JF

          Not to mention all their freebies. If the country goes down the tubes, no more free this and that.

      • Jerry C

        Exactly. Not everyone wants the red pill.

        Morpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. … You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. …

    • NorthernBud

      If the truth causes a negative impact to one’s view of the world, so be it. Reality can be harsh…

      BTW: I’m not saying everything on that list is or isn’t true.

      Just stating a point.

      Not sure what yours was?

      • Mr. Cipher

        There’s no point. It’s mindless drivle.

    • lmarkievich

      Haha!! Nicely done. Hey if you scare everyone with every possibility of societal collapse you have a better chance of being right..

      • Coin Taylor

        Is he trying to be right OR honest about what he see’s unfolding before our very eyes . Get real.

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        lol.. true

    • JC Teecher

      Actually, I love it; because those articles only reinforce what I know is coming….eventually. It makes me smile when I take inventory of all our preps and plans for the complete meltdown of day-to-day society when…they pull the plug.

      Since most of the time, on an average day, I have transformed (since retiring about six years ago) from spending an average of six hours a day watching movies, sports, and some Faux News; and a couple hours of staying in the scriptures; to, spending an average of six hours daily (about 30 hours weekly) in the scriptures, to spending less and less time watching junk.

      My life is now focused on preparing for the Kingdom, and less on preparing for the collapse. In other words, we are focused on what comes after the collapse/tribulation.

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        I guess it beats prancing around the internet trying to make chicks believe you’re 35 vs 65 like so many old guys try

        • JC Teecher

          You make a good point.

          In my 30s and 40s, I didn’t have to prove anything, I just lived it, as a sort of playboy. The fun and chicks came easy. The “fun chicks”, not so easy.

          The hard part was trying to balance my underlying christianity with the worldly/fleshly lifestyle.

          Thank God those days are over, however; my mind does take me back to relive the beautiful moments and beautiful girls I had the pleasure of sharing time with.

          I would not care to be out in the dating scene in this day and age. I see many of the 60 something old farts trying to relive their youth through their Harley’s and sports cars. The joy of all that “putting on cool” is fleeting and eventually brings on the reality of desperation in their lives.

          I have nothing against Harley motorcycles, and still own my old Electraglide, and love the freedom of riding through the mountains, or along the coast with the wind in my face.

    • rmc9

      has anyone told you, you’re full of crap, lately?

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        AlwaysTomorrow is the Best Poster on the Board!

      • JustBill

        2 days ago


          Also 5 , 9, 12, 13, 15 days ago… and so on and so on…

    • Jerry C

      Of course, your thinking is to put your head in the sand & ignore all the warning signs. Gotcha.

    • Orac4Prez

      ..and they will soon increase the price of the drugs! As for microchips, how long before Americans want them supersized with a side order of socialism

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      I’ve been sampling my boyfriend’s psyche meds.. to see what they’re like & how they affect him. I’m kinda upset about his Zoloft cause he needs to gain weight and the stuff is like speed (though I noticed Zoloft doesn’t seem to have the “come-down” like speed) If that isn’t bad enough, it’s a pretty high dose of Zoloft.. I only tried half & had palpitations (though I was drinking coffee before) I want him to splt the tablets & he won’t listen to me. I seriously worry about his weight.


        Being addicted to alcohol over 10 years ago, I take no meds at all. I do not even take asprin. I am 100% serious.

        The med reference above was a joke.

        Enjoy your experimentation and be carefull.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          I know you were joking with the med reference.. lol

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        For anxiety/depression……..get off all sugar and white flour (bread, crackers, pasta etc) and white potatos and wean himself off the zoloft… he will notice an improvement almost immediately and his ability to handle stress will be greatly improved.

        No diet soda, or flavored water….drink plenty of water 8 ten oz glasses and more in warm weather.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          If he refuses to reduce the drugs, it stands to reason that he’s not going to stop them… dontcha think?

    • michael malachi

      We will not all be microchipped. Some of us will chose death before the mark of the beast. Let God’s mercy and strength be upon us.
      As for drugs, don’t need them. I get the comfort that I need from the Holy Spirit. Drugs will only make you weak and complicate things.

    • Texas Arcane

      “Time for some Paxil, Prozac, Citalopram with a twist of Zoloft.”

      All drugs now demonstrated in double blind control groups to increase suicides , self-destructive behaviour and despair. Thanks for making our point.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      The infrastructure of USA is shot…..sewer/water lines, bridges, tunnels, railroads, airports.

      The electric grid has not been upgraded or protected….this is BY DESIGN.

  • HeyAHuman

    From a Business Insider article, 4 years ago:

    “The newest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes an amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on the American public, reports Michael Hastings of BuzzFeed.

    The amendment — proposed by Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and passed in the House last Friday afternoon — would effectively nullify the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which explicitly forbids information and psychological operations aimed at influencing U.S. public opinion.”

    …and we all know what happened to Michael Hastings…

  • K

    Sadly some become so immersed in the programing, common in entertainment. They actually can develope an inability to differentiate, between reality and fantasy. Some are on par with a cult member. Actually needing deprogramming, to achieve a full recovery. However I must disagree on no one is immune. There seems to be a small number of people. Who recognize the programming as it is happening. Thus allowing them to dismiss it. Such people also usually, can not be hypnotised..

  • Steeve Girard

    when I look at the list one thing comes to my my mind.
    You Tube v=yE6lW8TazZM

  • Steeve Girard

    Also have look at the corporations news: Bayer wants to buy Monsanto, Dow Chemicals wants to buy DuPont? Weird stuff happening.

  • toktomi

    “In America today, the average person consumes approximately 10 hours of information, news and entertainment a day…”

    Apparently the average American is unemployed, is raising no minor children, has no hobbies or physical recreation pursuits, and does not spend an inordinate amount of time in the bedroom unless, of course, the average American does all of these things with the television, radio, and internet going.

    I don’t have a clue, obviously, but this just sounds like a goofy number to be tossing around. Besides, the total amount of exposure time to a particular story line is probably not as critical as the comparative amounts of exposure time to two or more story lines. Then, there is the comparative credibility of competing story lines. [Do ya reckon that the average American is buying the “recovering economy” story?]


    • K2

      Thats what iwas wondering too. Igf the average american spends 10 hrs a day on these things where does he/she get the time for a job?

      the neilsen article is lying.

    • JC Teecher

      After reading your comments and the previous comments from YMI the actor/writer/comedian; I was going to post something about various mindsets and types of personalities of the total world populous, but I’ll save it.

      Instead, being a holiday weekend and all, I thought i’d lighten things up a bit with a funny..but clean joke.
      Hopefully it won’t get censored and removed. You have to be very careful these days or the alarms go off and things are taken out of context and removed.

      Not that Michael has an agenda, but he does have the right because it is his site. I would be the same way.

      Anyways, two lesbians sitting in a bar… no, wrong joke.

      OK, got your attention?

      The story begins with little Tommy, five years old, sitting in his Grandmother’s bedroom floor playing with his toy trucks. Granny is busy going through things and just humming along to gospel songs in her head.

      Little Tommy says; “Granny, since Grandpa died, don’t you get lonely and sometimes want to have a boyfriend?”

      Granny says; “No, cause I got my TV (an old 19″ model) here, and I can lay back on the bed and watch my Christian preaching shows and it keeps me company. The TV is my boyfriend.”

      This jogs her memory and it is about time for one of her programs so she turns on the set, and as usual, it rattles and cracks with distortion. She begins pounding the back of it and adjusting the rabbit ears/antenna.

      Little Tommy hears a knock at the door, and runs to see who it is. As he opens the door it is the Preacher from the church where the family attends. He immediately recognizes little Tommy and says; “Hey there little Tommy, is your Grandmother busy?”
      Little Tommy says; “nah, she is in the bedroom banging her boyfriend.”

      The preacher faints.

      • Jerry C

        Speaking of jokes, here’s one I remember.

        A gopher walks into a bar, sits on his tail & spills his drink… (that’s it)

        My buddies told me this when I met them at a bar after my chess game was over (there was a chess tournament at the hotel). I answered, “So, what’s the rest of the joke?” They told me there isn’t any more because it was true! I didn’t believe them, so they walked me down the hall & to the back where all kinds of animals were dancing on a dance floor! I found out that the hotel had a Fury convention at the same time as our chess tournament! (a Fury is someone who identifies as an animal & wears a costume of their animal)

        I looked straight into the eyes of all my friends and said, “If I find any fur hairs on my hotel bed, I’m beating your a$$.” lol

    • Robert

      Whattttt??????? You mean you don’t believe every statistic that someone posts somewhere? I bet you do not believe in polls either. What about “studies” that prove, or suggest, that this or that will kill you and this or that will make a 70 year old man feel like a teen boy? You might be one of them thinking types. Be careful, you might wind up in the Smithsonian or Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

      Our society is filled with “goobers” who will believe anything cause it is on the internet or CNN. Advertisers count on it.

      • Jerry C

        I believe everything you just said…oh wait.

        • JC Teecher

          Famous Quote:

          “Do not believe everything you read on the internet”……George Washington.

    • Orac4Prez

      .. probably more accurate to refer to it as 10 hours of disinformation.

  • Jeremy Hudson

    Hello everyone. Marvelous site. I am waking up-very interested in the subjects here exposed. Can you please give another indications of bold – to the mass patterns – and useful sites/Authors like the Economic Collapse? I just know documentaries(which ultimately lead me to the Economic Collapse). Thank you in advance.

    • F Walker2016

      Try the homeless shelters and soup kitchens surely they’re filled with self-proclaimed economic and capital markets geniuses that obviously were deluded. Hopefully many didn’t mislead and financially devastate as many as seen here.

    • Jerry C

      YouTube has a video series (documentary haha of about 12 videos) on the collapse of Argentina; you might like. Everything that happened there is exactly what is happening here; same banks & corporations as well, so it’s an insight into what will be coming.

      • JC Teecher

        yea, especially if a libtard gets the nod.

  • YMI

    And the economic collapse is not “PROGRAMMING “?

    (Nice job ,Mike! )

    • Mr. Cipher

      Put down the crack pipe.

      • YMI

        Hence my point! More labels, insults, etc! Give me more brain, soul power,pal! “Crazy liberal “, etc. U sure u don’t work for Hillary, or trump?

        • Guest

          That’s his way….


        I get it.Soliloquies, corret? 🙂

    • Jerry C

      “I’m actually not a troll…” Classic troll mistake.

      • YMI

        Thanks! I’m obviously not very good at trolling, lol!

    • Guest

      The picture on the January 1988 The Economist magazine was a Phoenix rising out of ashes with what might today be called a bitcoin. The headline of the article was the heralding of a new financial global economy rising from the ashes of the old. They “predicted” the date of its realization between 2016 – 2018.

      Please note the Phoenix rises from the ashes of the old. In other words the old world order is destroyed in order to transform into something new. The economy, as it exists now, is not fine. Hence I agree it is transforming.

      If anything the programming is to keep people thinking the old order is still humming along. Nothing to see here, folks!

  • YMI


  • YMI

    As a opportunist. Trump is brilliant! He see’s a a NEED, A GAP, if u will. The people are sick of the establishment, the BIG EVIL CORPORATIONS. They are evil. (U HAVE TO CREATE A COMMON ENEMY) NEXT, U demonaize them, “LYIN TED”, THE CURRENT FAVORITE, “CROOKED HILLARY “. Now your pretty much got the white, conservative. Whow believe, and hopelessy think, u GIVE A FLYING. ……


    • JF

      The one thing you are forgetting. If the economy goes downhill, even the big guys like Trump will get hurt big time eventually. Kill jobs, you are killing peoples paychecks. If they don’t have money they can’t buy what you are selling. If you don’t have sales, eventually it’s going to hurt even the big guys pockets. Everybody gets affected, so Trump would be in the same basket with everyone else. Of course he won’t feel it like the rest of us – at first anyway. But if it goes on long enough …..!

      • YMI

        Agreed! Let’s not forget the machines ,they r rising, FAST! If u study the Moore’s law pattern ,you’ll see that things such as the global economy could suddenly SHIFT. “U BETTER LEARN HOW 2 SWIM, OR OU’LL SINK LIKE A STONE, BECAUSE THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING “!


          I have a small boat also. You can never be to safe.


      I agree with your assessment of Trump. He has people bamboozled and hoodwinked

      • YMI

        Political, business!

      • Guest

        Just as Obama originally did.

    • Robert

      Trump is entertaining which is what Americans want. Something new. Here we are with Larry, Moe, and Curly running for the White House. What could be more fun?

  • J B

    And as soon as you mention who owns them or what religion they follow your an anti-smiter. They want to own everything, they just don’t want people to know who they are.

  • mtntrek3

    One day……… could it be? One bank, one corporation, one government, one religion, …….. . All this= NWO.

    • F Walker2016

      One day….one accurate market forecast? Poor fools that subscribe to these collapse of civilization lunatics cling together to support / validate the most ludicrous notions. Thanks again for the great laughs.

      • mtntrek3

        I for one would hope it would never happen. But…. . My ultimate source is the Bible. So, what is your forecast of the financial future among other things?

        • F Walker2016

          IMHO monetary policy eventually becomes more restrictive and market and economic cycles continue the ‘process’ to more “normalized” cycles. The economic displacement and malinvestment likely takes decades to become marginalized. Those with precious metals and other “non-correlated” are likely significant beneficiaries.

          • mtntrek3

            Up and down times(cycles) w/ ones that hold precious metals likely to benefit. The thing is……… what about our national/worldwide debt? What about not having many livable wage jobs for the middle class to survive? What about the Fed w/their printing money to help calm the situation while at the same time helping devaluate the dollar? Like Ross Perot said…… You can’t do business with people with little to no money. W/o a strong middle class, an economy will fail eventually. It’s a wonder to me that our economy has survived this long, what there is of it. Yes, one can still make some money by playing wall street w/ the right knowledge and money (takes money to make money), but to many of us that is out of reach. I suppose some of the big players are still raking it in and big time. However, from what I’m seeing it’s a matter of time before this fragile economy implodes. The Fed won’t come riding to the rescue again either…… because their horse is dead.

          • F Walker2016

            Maybe a look at the principles of Exters Pyramid may show how much flexibility and resources “they” really have- that horse is far from dead and in actuality the “horse” still maintained approximately 96-97% of all recourses while the “global economies” operate utilizing 3-4% of the resources. Won’t take adding much “fuel” the issue is more the diminished velocity of money rather than supply. Once upon a time the British empire ruled the world, now perhaps not. Their ‘power’ and their currency have since been marginalized but they still exist today. Expect a similar process jmho.

          • mtntrek3

            Diminished velocity of money……. demand side I take it? That’s where we need more livable wage jobs to help create more demand. There’s demand out here for sure……. but not enough w/ the money to help keep it going. Anyway…….. my bedtime. SLFN.

          • F Walker2016

            Adios. Sayonara. 🙂

          • JC Teecher

            The problem for the powers is ” It’s a wonder to me that our economy has survived this long”, is that, there is a lot, and i mean billions of $$ of “old money” still out there.

            The middle classes of the baby boomer generations has passed down old money to their millennial offspring, and it is evident by the fine homes and nice vehicles. The powers of the nwo have tried to scrape off their wealth for decades. The base of the old money is big.

            It is bigger than they can see on the surface. I see it everyday. Yes, much of it is bought with loans, but; it is supported by trusts and equity.

            When the big fail comes to fruition for the powers, they will collapse those trust funds/pensions/equity backed loans. Eg., Teamster pensions that have been scheduled to be reduced by 60%.

            We know many who have based their retirement on Wall St. Money Market Fund accounts, that will either be there in a year or two, or be sucked down into the collapse of the dollar.

            The coming election, or lack there of, will determine their fate. Many, like a relative of mine, has sunk everything for their retirement future, into a gamble with stock certificates that hold all their future monetary future.
            Don’t think for a second that the powers haven’t been focusing on this.

            The wise, have diversified and planned for a possibility. the unwise have been greedy and sat on investments for times to continue as they have for decades. The quarter mil., as of right now, could be reduced to only tens of thousands in one day.

            problem? we are in different times than we ever have been and the status quo will not be like it has been after this Fall….Maybe?

          • mtntrek3

            Yeah, my dad lost a considerable amount of his retirement money being tied up in stocks w/ the ’08 crash. Dad and Mom have had to cut back considerably. Not looking good out here.

          • Ricardo

            Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…..just like the 6 major media of this world.

      • Walker, The credit bubble is now so big it will only take a small event to pop it. You may not remember the dot com bubble, the debt bubble or the housing bubble and all of the smaller bubbles, but you will remember this one soon because it’s demise has already started. If you are not prepared your life is at risk. Some people laugh all the way to the bank. others will laugh some of the way to their death. Dying of thirst or starvation is an awful way to go. Good people can become murderers to keep that from hapening to their families and themselves.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Those in Venezuela, Greece and Argentina are not laughing and this is coming our way !.

    • Steeve Girard

      Rest assure that the laws of Thermodynamics stills applies, Nature will never allow such an order as it causes lines of separations in the natural systems, causing an increase en entropy. Each order they try to make, will become disorder, each empire built eventually falls on it’s own weight.

      • mtntrek3

        “Out of chaos comes order”, or “Order out of chaos”. Powers that be will bring about another 9/11 type event(s) or ……… the bigger probability is WWIII. Get the masses so desperate that they will fall in line w/ a new world government, religion, etc. Dangerous times ahead.

    • Jerry C

      IMF is already here.

    • GSOB

      “Satan is not an initiator but an imitator.”

      – A. W. Pink

      • mtntrek3

        He’s definitely an imitator, seems to me he also starts things….. like the NWO that will eventually be led by the antichrist.

  • F Walker2016

    Forecasting an economic collapse and capital markets meltdown while the djia simultaneously appreciated nearly 8,000 points, the editor and any fools that followed must be in unimaginable pain. Perhaps some television trivia articles may serve as constructive deception while those with a clue again actualize gains….again.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      DJIA is not a reflection of the economy MAIN STREET is ! and main street is flattened !.

      The majority of the middle class are not stock holders and that 8000 point djia increase went to the 1%!.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    The problem is not with watching TV but that vast majority are not aware while watching and are prone to manipulation and propaganda. Turn off TV, turn on rational and critical thinking. Don’t be a sponge.

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  • michael malachi

    Not me, I got rid of the television a year ago. At first it was hard, no instant news, no games, missed the stupid shows that we were accustomed to watching. Now, when I am in a public place, If there is a tv on – it is like an aggravating sliver that won’t stop festering and itching. We clearly do not miss it and I don’t see how we could ever go back to watching hours upon hours of tv ever again.
    I don’t know where we ever had time to watch it. Try to escape the madness and indoctrination for yourself, it will be hard for a couple of months, but the reward is worth it.

    • rmc9

      did the same about 5 years ago and don’t miss it…and same allergic reaction when I see it again….maybe demonic stuff.

    • john

      was easy for me. I live in Thailand and there is only one channel in French that I look sometimes.
      I don’t look for news and else, just very boring and seem it s constant brain wash.
      Usa is kaput as well the rest of this world

  • greanfinisher .

    For all intents and purposes, I would regard the mainstream news media as a de facto government controlled entity. In fact, information from internet news outlets such as AOL, Huffington Post and other mainstream news media offshoots is heavily suppressed, controlled, biased and censored. Typically, all of them restrict or prevent free speech and expression.

    • kfilly

      I’ll correct that for you. The media is a shadow government controlled entity, and our elected government is shadow government controlled entity.

  • WeRThrough

    Let’s not forget the “programming” (liberal brainwashing) that are children are getting in school for 7 hours a day!

    • greanfinisher .

      While at the same time the children are trying to stay alive for the 7 hours in those war zones.

  • M.Smith

    Its called an “Off” button. Step 2 is removing the TV from your homes. It’s really not that hard. Within a month you won’t even think about it anymore.

  • whteshark

    There’s not enough waking up fast enough and the millennials are already brainwashed (and this generation is bigger than the boomers).

    The days of liberty, limited government, a suspicious press are over and will be replaced with a puritanical, self righteous, tyrannical super government that will impose its state sanctioned morality on all of us through coercion and force.

    Big money (corporations; the chamber of commerce, Wall Street), useful idiots, and a bought press will usher this era in.

    The only peeps and whispers you’ll hear will be from the racist, xenophobes, sexists, mostly white folks (but not all), who cling to their religion and guns.

    We’re dinosaurs to this new world without borders, culture, morality, or heritage. The demographics foretell our doom and eventual extinction.

    • WeRThrough

      You had me until the 4th paragraph. You are saying “mostly white folks” are racist? You stuck that in there as a JOKE right?? “Religion and guns” really? What do you have? I have my guns and intend on keeping them, religion not so much..

      • whteshark

        Nope, I’m not saying that at all. It has nothing to do with racism but we’ll be called that as we exit the stage of American history. If you’re not white but believe in liberty and limited government you’ll probably be called an “Uncle Tom” or “race traitor.”

        • WeRThrough

          Gotcha and YES, you are 100 percent correct!

    • rentslave

      They’ve already eliminated liberty with their prohibition on sports betting.

      • Orac4Prez

        Hey, In Australia, I think you could ban religion, guns, cigarette smoking and just about everything else, but betting…. Not a chance. That would cause a civil war! People here will bet on anything including “a fly crawling up a wall.”

    • Texas Arcane

      No accident. Planned by Sumerian rulers who have been working on installing themselves back in power since they were banished in a slave revolt 5000 years ago.

      Sumerians -> Hyksos -> Scythians -> Khazars

      They’ve switched religions several times during their campaign and might switch again if they start to feel the heat.

  • Rhino Horns

    I mostly watch/listen to: 1) the 70’s music channel; 2) the 60’s music channel; 3) Golf. And even then, it is background music, and the Golf is mostly on MUTE, as I can’t stand most of those announcers, and hate the stupid commercials.

  • jsmith

    Michael, you forgot to tell us who owns these media corporations? Oh yeah, the Italians. The Italians own the corporations. Yeah, right.

  • GSOB

    Revelation 10:9

    And I went to the angel and said,

    “Give me the small scroll.”
    “Take it and eat it,” he said.

    “It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”

    Ezekiel 3:3

    He said to me,
    “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.”

    Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.

    Jeremiah 15:16

    Your words were found and I ate them,
    And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;

    For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

    • Gay Veteran

      Polly want a cracker?

  • GSOB

    Psalm 119:103

    How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

  • GSOB

    Colossians 3:16

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

  • GSOB

    Colossians 1:28

    We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

  • GSOB

    1 Peter 2:1-3

    Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.
    Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
    since you have tasted that the Lord is good.…

  • GSOB

    1 Corinthians 3:2
    I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready,

    Hebrews 5:12
    Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food!

    Hebrews 5:13
    Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness.

    1 Peter 1:23
    For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

  • GSOB

    When it comes to television, the Weather Channel does it for me….,

    Luke 12:55, 56
    And when the south wind blows, you say,
    ‘It will be hot,’
    and it is.

    You hypocrites!
    You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky.

    Why don’t you know how to interpret the present time?

  • JustBill

    And now a word from one of our local pez dispenser of scripture, now this is a fine example of Soliloquy.

    • GSOB

      You are what you eat.

      • JustBill

        So, mindless zombie pez dispensers of scripture are on your menu.

  • GSOB

    John 6:57

    I live because of the living Father who sent Me; in the same way,
    anyone who
    feeds on Me

    of Me.

  • Preacher62

    Why so surprised. The media is of the world and so therefore under the control of the prince of this world. Friendship with the world is enmity with God. Going all the way back to Andy Griffith and other such “wholesome family entertainment” where millions of people were subtly taught that it was possible to live decent moral lives totally without God, his word or his Church. Repent and believe the Gospel and you can be saved.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      there is no god

      • Preacher62

        So you keep saying. Maybe one day you will convince yourself. Even the demons believe and tremble. Spending all one’s days battling something one claims does not exist seems rather a waste of time but please do continue.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          Spending all one’s days battling something one claims does not exist seems rather a waste of time but please do continue.
          All I do is write one line.. Look at how much you, GSOB, & others spend your time prattling on trying to be convincing.

          • Preacher62

            We do not have the power to convince. Only God can do that and he does so at his discretion and for whom he wills. Ours is just the message that we were given along with the privilege of sharing it with a lost and dying world.

      • JustBill

        If mindless zombie pez dispensers of scripture is proof, then there is a God.cause we got Zombies everywhere…

    • DrGuitar

      And worship Israel as his chosen people right?

      • Preacher62

        (Romans 2:28–29) “28 For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision. 29 No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.”

        • alan

          Seems like all the Arab gods are the cause of so much misery today. We should just stick to the native American gods and leave it at that.

  • GSOB

    Ephesians 5:25-27

    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her
    …………to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
    ……….and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.…

    1 John 5:19-20

    We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one.

    And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true in His Son Jesus Christ.

    He is the true God and eternal life.…

  • GSOB

    1 John 2:15-16

    Do not love the world or anything in the world.
    If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

    For all that is in the world:
    the desires of the flesh,
    the desires of the eyes and
    the pride of life,

    is not from the Father

    but from the world.…

  • Robert

    There was a time when three networks told us what to think. How can more be worse? Walter Cronkite was the chief propagandist for decades. Then Dan Rather. Rush Limbaugh came on and disrupted the parade and the Drudge came along and wounded the main propagandists. The good news is that all the companies above are profit driven and therefore will tolerate most anything if profit is involved. Besides, what anyone believes or thinks about anything does not matter. Voting does not count for anything either. It is about $$$$. Period. The Golden Rule: the one with the gold makes the rules. Has always been so.

    • GSOB

      The Triune God and the tripartite man is foundational to understanding God’s purpose in creation.

      • Robert

        I have no idea what that means relative to my comment.

        • GSOB

          You mention three networks.

          I shared the Trinity (3) whom are the source of life,
          your life,
          the three in one

          • Robert


    • Jerry C

      Unfortunately, making a profit $$$ really doesn’t matter to them when they have billions to spend and/or can print it out of thin air & charge us interest to boot. It doesn’t matter if there are a thousand more choices if there’s only one-sided news that’s given.

  • GSOB

    Proverbs 4:20-22

    My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

    Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.

    For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.…

    • Gay Veteran


  • GSOB

    2 Corinthians 10:5
    We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  • GSOB

    Romans 12:2

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

    Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  • GSOB

    Hebrews 4:11-13
    Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience.

    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

    Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.…

    • Mr. Cipher

      Are you going to cut and paste the whole Bible?

      • JustBill

        He is now classified as a mindless zombie pez dispenser of scripture. He is broadcast only, and it’s difficult to stop a zombie.

  • GSOB

    John 6:50-52

    This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that anyone may eat of it and not die.

    I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.

    And this bread, which I will give for the life of the world, is My flesh.”

    At this, the Jews began to argue among themselves,
    “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”…

  • GSOB

    Matthew 4:4

    But He answered and said,
    “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

  • GSOB

    Daniel 1:8-9

    But Daniel made up his mind that he would not
    defile himself with the king’s choice food
    or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials
    that he might not

    Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion
    in the sight of the commander
    of the officials,…

    • Mr. Cipher

      You’ve exceeded your post limit.

  • GSOB

    So whatever you do,
    remember to get your daily feeding of God’s Word.

    Read your Bible in the comfort of your home or in the office during your lunch break.

    Play sermon CDs while driving to work or doing household chores.

    If you prefer something more visual,
    watch DVDs on the preaching of His Word.

    Choose whichever form you prefer and get His Word into you!

    • Mr. Cipher

      Let your keyboard cool off.

    • RedInkMechanic

      Sounds like a brain washing regime.

  • Joe Trevors

    Hello Michael & Other Commentators:
    It is good to return to your ongoing discussion about the “Signs of the Times” you are so aptly describing. These are the End Times you are discussing. These are the birth pangs you are witnessing to, I believe.
    My comment today is a question: Who own these 6 giant corporations? I would venture to guess they are owned by billionaires. It seems ironic to me that all of these fabulously wealthy tycoons are condemning Donald Trump for being a billionaire.
    All of the news media are “throwing stones at Donald” & demonizing him. It may be true that Donald is not one of them, not a member of their SECRET SOCIETIES trying to rule the world & control all of us more & more, as with microchips. They are promoting the NEW WORLD ORDER through Bushes + Clintons + Obamas as their Puppets. Maybe these false leaders are more than puppets? Who am I to judge? It is secret. We are not supposed to know. But according to the Bible a time will come when the Puppet Master reveals himself to the world. We will then all know who he is [aka Man of Sin].

    • Brian

      The sentence where you say “These are the birth pangs you are witnessing to,I believe”.I believe you are 100% correct. God’s will be done.

    • Jerry C

      If you believe that Trump is not a controlled puppet either, then they’ve fooled you. JFK was probably the last President for the people.

      • Brian

        Trump all the way.Trump for President.Vote for Trump.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          How much prior political experience does Trump have?
          NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!
          He talks the talk, but never walked the walk.
          But hey.. it’s only THE PRESIDENCY!
          Maybe next we’ll grab people off the street w/no medical training to do surgery!

          Neither did Ulysses Grant or Dwight Eisenhower have a prior politcal position, though both had a strong military background. Dwight being ” The Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II”
          and Grant “Commanding General of the United States Army”
          How much military background does Trump have? NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!

          “no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.”
          He has filed four business bankruptcies. Maybe he thinks it’s just as easy to file bankruptcy w/the entire government and walk away.

          • Brian

            The man is brilliant he’ll figure it out,but more importantly he has millions of people praying for him.He will win,get used 2 it!

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            He will lose

          • Kent Harris

            To who? Clinton is facing an FBI investigation and if the charges are filed against her she could face jail time.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            that will be dropped

          • DrGuitar

            But Trump has accomplished much more than the morons bush and obongo…LBJ was just a crooked political hack… Clinton a sex predator…Reagan a senile shallow ham actor When did we last have a decent president? Kennedy…???

      • mtntrek3

        I have to agree w/ that. Trump’s controlled by himself….. and not very well.

    • Westcoastliberal

      These companies have interlocking boards of directors with each other and the military/industrial complex. Most of the Fortune 500 is like that, but of course no collusion or monopoly behavior.

  • Brian

    Revalation 18:2

    And he cried out in a mighty voice:”Fallen,fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a lair of demons.She is a haunt for every unclean spirit,a hideout for every unclean bird,and a hold for every detestable beast.

    I believe America is the Fallen Babylon.

    • Creepy Pedro

      Its looking like it. Trump throwing up 666 handsigns isnt helping.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        what is a 666 handsign ?

  • Jerry C

    Thank you Michael for your insightful honest reporting articles. They help me to understand that I am not alone. Shalom.

  • “V”

    I do not watch the Soros controlled media…I get all of my news from the Christian Broadcast Network and Sputnik.

  • “V”

    “V” for Vendetta. If you have not seen the movie…watch it. Compare this work of fiction to the current reality.

    • df NJ

      Terrific movie. I’ve watched it 30 times if not more. The pedophile priest is pretty current:


      I was thinking of something a

      little less ethereal. Has the

      young lady arrived?


      The agency informed me she’ll be

      here directly. However, there was

      a mixup. It’s not one of the usual

      girls. She’s a little older.


      Oh dear. Oh dear. Not too old, I



      They promise me she’s no more than



      Fifteen, hmm.

      The Bishop rubs his cheek, ponderously.


      Ah well, if Job could bear his

      disappointments, I suppose I must

      have the good grace to bear mine.

      Show her in when she arrives.


      Yes, your grace.

  • Guest

    Say, whatever happened to Mr. Bill? It’s so quiet here without him…..

    • F Walker2016

      As if he’s ever posted a single comment or reply containing anything of recognizable value whatsoever.

      • Guest

        Sometimes he has. It was a rhetorical question. I was merely making an observation.

  • GSOB

    The gospel of Satan announces salvation by character, which reverses the order of God’s Word–character by, as the fruit of, salvation.”

    A.W. Pink

  • df NJ

    Does watching the Fishing Network count?

    • Mr. Cipher

      Especially the Fishing Network.

  • Charles Savoie

    Directors and top execs of these interests who are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, Rhodes Scholars etc. are easy to identify. Pilgrims Society members there are much more difficult. This group does not release any roster to public view. Part of the reason why is, its members founded those better known groups.

  • L Garou

    (aka) The 5th Column

  • F Walker2016

    Is the author now trying to blame worldwide media and news sources for his multi year ludicrous notions and beyond terrible capital markets recommendations? Perhaps time to show some class and apologize to the many viewers and those that financially rely on them. Obviously taking the exact opposite positions of those suggested by the self-proclaimed “economic collapse” authority would have benefited them tremendously. The steadfast work of global central bankers to date has been effective and beneficial to billions of participants. Unfortunately without the prerequisite knowledge nor experience and subjective trauma issues many viewers were easily and intentionally foolishly led a stray from policymakers effective efforts. Remain in denial if you’d like but reality should be acknowledged that in spite of the absurd fear mongering and ludicrous cries of supernatural forces opposing our nation, our citizens, our policymakers, capital markets, the currency, etc. the author has duped you from benefitting from the excellent and tireless work of policymakers. Reply with the usual recriminations found on this blog site however reality is key market indices are easily within striking distance of all time historic high prices with zero economic advantage- and in many cases extreme disadvantages to ALL that blindly followed. Perhaps professional help and legal redress? …Scienters with self serving purposes?…material misrepresentations? omissions of material information?

    • HeyAHuman

      “The steadfast work of global central bankers to date has been effective and beneficial to billions of participants.”

      You’re wasting your breath here.

  • jeannonkralj

    Even more amazing that six corporations, each with their many holdings, comprising basically all of the world’s media, have controlling ownership people, and those very few people are joined together in worldview and philosophy and agenda for the future of the world and that there is no real
    competition at all among the six companies, which are probably in reality only one company.

  • Sam Nelson

    Rothschild’s own Reuters and Associated Press, so the news comes from one source, i.e., the Rothschild Family.

    • DB200

      Spot on!

  • I’m free!

    Tune out, turn on The Word of God. Doing so may even mean to stop reading, The Economic Collapse blog and get rid of talk radio. People are making money off your precious and limited time. I’m telling you the truth. I have much more peace and serenity. I’ve been on here too long already…. bye!

  • Liberty First

    Spot on.

  • alan

    Good RT and Zerohedge are not on there.

  • rawhunger .

    And yet, Mike, you keep quoting the drek that spews from Fox News to support your arguments. What does that say about you, son?

    • Mr. Cipher

      Fox News is fair and balanced.

  • Kent Harris

    Man has always had idols but the sophistication in which we worship them has been the only difference.

    Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

  • Guest

    Blessed are those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. I was teaching our child the story of the the two physically blind men mentioned in Mark. While reading it, it dawned on me who had the eyes to see and ears to hear, and who did not.

    • JC Teecher

      The eyes to see, and the ears to hear, belong to the “true’ Christians, and those are not necessarily the church going believers.

      In fact, a majority of the establishment/organized religious leaders have been indoctrinated by seminary taught professors (not all, some have it right) , that have propagated the pre-trib doctrine.

      That will be the big problem when a man posing as Christ comes in on his faux white horse with his faux rainbow surrounding him. he comes at the sixth, while the true Messiah returns at the seventh.

      Prosperously and peacefully he deceives the whole world of deluded,and blinded ones, to accept the one world system and worship him…ah,,,the mark.o de beast.

      • Guest


  • Not Impressed

    Sunny’s back as ITSNOTWhatchaThink. May she be removed again, soon!


    Cable TV sucks.

  • Yawn

    With a little luck Trump will break them up!

  • Yawn

    hit them where it hurts record shows and skip commercials….

  • Алексей К.

    If there is something I’ve become addicted to over the past year, it is the site like this. I’m frightened to turn on TV for fear of invisible elite’s programming turning me into a deep state-controlled zombi (which is no doubt true). Instead, I’ve been turned into a sort of a person crazed about exposing conspiracies around myself and waiting for an apocalypse-scale economic collapse to end life on earth as we know it.
    Honestly, I don’t know which is the better of the two options: being an establishment-brainwashed zombi but with a peace of mind or a freaked-out psychopath waking up at nights in anticipation of that DAY. One thing I know for sure: once I’m into this, there is no way back….

  • Priszilla

    And that’s where the American world view comes from. Aliens, communism, socialism, ghosts, threats, terrorism.

    • df NJ

      Google “History Is A Weapon by Edward Bernays”. It all the answers to your questions on where our world view comes from.

  • I thank God that I do not watch television. I really do.

    Please, cut the cable and throw out the TV. It will bless your life and the lives of your kids.

    John Little
    omegashock dot com


    Funny, a religious? friend of mine once told me it was written? that someday Satan would be in every home- Huh!!!

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