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(Noun)
1. A term used to describe when the media is owned and controlled by a few large corporations.
2. A conspiracy theory, in which, the media conglomerates can limit what you see on TV, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines and books.
3. A SNL skit wrote by Robert Smigel. The skit is a parody to "School Room Rock." This "Conspiracy Theory Rock" is about the media-opoly going on in the US. The skit features GE, Westinghouse, Time warner, Fox, and Disney as the media gaints. It was aired 3/14/1998 on NBC,which is owned by GE, once and it was cut out of all the reruns.
1. "I heard the FCC let Time warner and AOL merge; now they are the largest media giant out there with a net worth of $165 billion. That's what I call a mediaopoly." said Holly.
2. "You're crazy, Holly! Just because media conglomerates are real, that doesn't mean they control the news and popular culture. A mediaopoly. Ha! Whats next UFOs?" retorted Kyle.
3. "I can't believe that the mediaopoly skit was ever aired on TV to begin with" Paul said in whimsical voice.
by Alown March 07, 2008
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(Noun)
1. A term used to describe when the media is owned and controlled by a few large corporations.
2. A conspiracy theory, in which, the media conglomerates can limit what you see on TV, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines and books.
3. A SNL skit wrote by Robert Smigel. The skit is a parody to "School Room Rock." This "Conspiracy Theory Rock" is about the media-opoly going on in the US. The skit features GE, Westinghouse, Time warner, Fox, and Disney as the media gaints. It was aired 3/14/1998 on NBC,which is owned by GE, once and it was cut out of all the reruns.
1. "I heard the FCC let Time warner and AOL merge; now they are the largest media giant out there with a net worth of $165 billion. That's what I call a medaiolopy." said Holly.
2. "You're crazy, Holly! Just because media conglomerates are real, that doesn't mean they control the news and popular culture. A mediaopoly. Ha! Whats next UFOs?" retorted Kyle.
3. I can't believe that the mediaopoly skit was ever aired.
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The word "mediaopoly" merges the words "media" and "monopoly." Ben H. Bakdikian published his book called "The Media Monopoly" in 1983 . The "mediapoly" is comprised of a handful of corporations which buy independent media outlets, merges them into one conglomerate, dictates what is news, only hires journalists who do not question the system and suppresses independent or alternative ideas and points of view (Fabara, 2017). Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg gave Bagdikian portions of the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret classified history of the Vietnam War, and he gave a copy of the documents to Senator Mike Gravel, who promptly read them into the Congressional Record (1971). In 1976, Bagdikian became dean of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
The "mediapoly" buys independent media outlets, merges them into a conglomerate, dictates what is news, manipulates, distorts, and ultimately controls reality, and only hires journalists who do not question and glorify the status-quo; thus covertly suppressing and censoring alternative ideas and points of view, and contradicting the freedom of speech the First Amendment grants America's taxpayers (Fabara, 2017). The mediaopoly is comprised of 7 media giants: Comcast, Walt Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox, Time Warner, Direct TV, CBS, Viacom (the last two separated in 2006).
by PROFACT January 12, 2017
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