"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms." -Dan Rather [After the jump, we play "this thing sounds like that thing!"]

"But, that's the whole point of corporatization — to try to remove the public from making decisions over their own fate, to limit the public arena, to control opinion, to make sure that the fundamental decisions that determine how the world is going to be run — which includes production, commerce, distribution, thought, social policy, foreign policy, everything — are not in the hands of the public, but rather in the hands of highly concentrated private power. In effect, tyranny unaccountable to the public. And there are various modalities for doing this. One is to have the communication system, the so-called information system, in the hands of a network of, fewer or more doesn't matter that much, private tyrannies." -Noam Chomsky

"The Hollinger and Murdoch press empires, are also among the important, related spin-offs of that same (BAC) war-time spy apparatus. Among the individual U.S. agents of this same British-American-Canadian syndicate, are the cabal's 'Eastern Establishment' collection of dubious bankers and related 'spooks.' -Lyndon LaRouche