Obama’s highest Gallup Poll rating has been 69%. His most recent rating is 42%. Congress’s current rating is 13%. Obama’s rating is 3.23 times larger than Congress’s. No comparable rating exists for the five Corporations owning 90% of all media: Time-Warner, Disney, News Corporation, Viacom, and Bertelsmann.
While American voters vainly battle one another over their passionate Liberal vs Conservative ideological biases, these five corporations virtually control American information flow by virtue of their media monopoly. Their interlocking board directorates directly violate American Federal Law. But no government or corporate entity controls them. Not Congress. Not the Executive. Nor Defense Contractors, whose own directors are no strangers to the boards of the five media corporations.
While Americans, through their Left and Right blindness, vainly battle each other, the owners of the five gargantuan media corporations earn billions of dollars. The American people are so busy politically bludgeoning one another they are incapable of discerning if their own best interests are really being served. It is noteworthy that The Dow is more than twice what it was when Obama took office. Corporate profits are higher than since the end of World War II. But Conservatives will not acknowledge this. And Liberals don’t seem to care.
If you love Capitalism, you’ve got to love the joke the media moguls are playing on the American people. Their five corporate CEO’s are laughing all the way to the bank. Wait: I believe there IS a comparable rating for the Corporations! Yes. It appears they’ve got a 90% U.S. citizen sucker rating. Whether you’re Liberal or Conservative, it’s enough to make you laugh too.
Are you laughing yet?