The situation is similar in Western Europe. In the UK, News International (a company mostly owned by Rupert Murdoch) owns several newspapers (including The Times and The Sun), Sky Television (a major European satellite operator), Star Television (covering Asia) and publishers like Harper Collins.
In 1998, Rupert Murdoch owned 34% of the daily newspapers and 37% of the Sunday newspapers in the UK. Successive UK governments have allowed his empire to grow in return for his media’s support.
53% of UK newspaper and magazine distribution is controlled by just two companies, WH Smith and John Menzies.
Cross-media ownership and the fact that a small number of people own so many of our means of obtaining information is a threat as it institutionalises globalism and multiculturalism.
Media Matters? George Soros? Kos? Rachel Maddow? Keith Olbermann? Chris Matthews? Any of a thousand other liberal asshats?