In 1917 J. P. Morgan got control of the most important newspapers in America. Bush, in exchange for good press, allowed media consolidation from 60 to 6 entities. He pretty much guaranteed there would be no antitrust actions as long as they stuck to the script. And they did. But Morgan was the first. Now with Google censorship, the internet is next on the list. The end of a free, independent media.
In 1917 J. P.Morgan bought the editorial policy of the 25 most influential papers in the US to get America into WWI.
J. P. Morgan like many of his progressive friends was a “Monopoly Capitalist” and held divided loyalties between fidelity to America and homage to the one-world government plans of the Rhodes Round Table groups. With the Wall Street complicity in having got Woodrow Wilson seated in the White House two years earlier, J. P. Morgan knew, as did others such as Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford, that America would be drawn (by design) into World War I.
To prepare the American public would be a huge undertaking, and Morgan figured on using the American press to spread a pro-war message, subtly disguised of course, as needed defense spending.
With a grateful salute to Mindfully, here is a passage from the 1917 Congressional Record detailing how Morgan took over the propaganda aspects of the American press.
J.P. Morgan Interests
Buy 25 of America’s Leading Newspapers
and Insert Editors
U.S. Congressional Record February 9, 1917, page 2947
Congressman Calloway announced that the
J.P. Morgan interests bought 25 of America’s leading newspapers, and
inserted their own editors, in order to control the media.