The CFR Controls Major Media Sources

The major media conglomerates are all members of the CFR, which precludes any of its media members from accurately or honestly reporting the news, since all of the CFR members have sworn their allegiance to the Council on Foreign Relations and its New World Order agenda. The corporate mainstream media rarely mentions the CFR, making it difficult to fully gauge its influence. When it is mentioned in the press in a controversial matter or incident, its role is likely whitewashed as trivial or irrelevant. Historically, the global elitists plans to acquire control of the media can be traced back to 1915. U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway provided a historical perspective of their plans in 1917:

In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.


By gaining ownership of the “influential” print media nearly a century ago, the global elitists were able to assure that they would maintain control of the information flow to the masses, the “common people,” for decades to come. Today, they control the six or seven mass media conglomerates that in turn own or control all major TV and radio station syndicates; the print media, including newspapers, the educational books used in our schools and universities, and book and magazine publishers; the major internet service providers; music, video, and recording companies; and the Hollywood film industry, which accounts for the increase in obscenity, pornography, and violence in filmmaking.

How did the global elitists succeed in their plans under the “watchful eye” of the media? David Rockefeller in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June 1991 thanked the CFR-controlled mass media elitists for maintaining their secrecy while reiterating his agenda for a New World Order:

We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries.

The CFR’s media membership lists, past and present, include: CBS CEO Laurence A. Tisch, and former CBS newsman Dan Rather; NBC/MSNBC CEO John F. Welch along with Tom Brokaw, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Marvin Kalb, Irving R. Levine, Peter G. Peterson, and Andrea Mitchell (wife of former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan); ABC CEO Thomas S. Murphy, with Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, and George Stephanopoulos. PBS media members include Robert McNeil, Jim Lehrer, Hodding Carter III, and Daniel Schorr. Last but not least among the CFR media mogul members is Rupert Murdock, NY Post and Fox News (So much for “fair and balanced reporting.”)

The Associated Press news releases can be particularly accurate in reporting not exactly the truth but what the CFR wants you to read or hear, especially when major stories are developing, such as the recent Wall Street bailout and the current global economic crisis. The CFR closely micromanages the news during reporting times deemed critical to their self-interests. Associated Press CFR members include Stanley Swinton, Harold Anderson, and Katharine Graham, also of the Washington Post.CFR member Michael Posner represents the Reuters News Service.

Other notable media CFR members, past and present, include Katrina Vanden Heuvel, The Nation. Arnaud DeBorchgrave of the Washington Times. Joan Ganz Cooney, President of Children’s TV Workshop – Sesame Street. Cable News Network. (CNN) is represented by Pres. W. Thomas Johnson and Daniel Schorr. Wm F. Buckley, Jr. of the National Review. David Gergen, who has also served as an advisor to four U.S. presidents. U.S. News & World Report. Dow Jones & Co (Wall Street Journal) is represented by Richard Wood, Robert Bartley, and Karen House, descendant of CFR founder Colonel House. Not unexpectedly, the New York Times is staffed by CFR members too numerous to list, as is Time (Magazine), Newsweek, and Reader’s Digest. –Source

Here is a full list from 2000 showing the CFR members working in American mainstream media.

Laurence A. Tisch, CEO — CFR
Roswell Gilpatric — CFR
James Houghton — CFR, TC
Henry Schacht — CFR, TC
Dan Rather — CFR
Richard Hottelet — CFR
Frank Stanton — CFR

John F. Welch, CEO — CFR
Jane Pfeiffer — CFR
Lester Crystal — CFR, TC
R.W. Sonnenfeidt — CFR, TC
John Petty — CFR
Tom Brokaw — CFR
David Brinkley — CFR
John Chancellor — CFR
Marvin Kalb — CFR
Irving R. Levine — CFR
Herbert Schlosser — CFR
Peter G. Peterson — CFR
John Sawhill — CFR

Thomas S. Murphy, CEO — CFR
Barbara Walters — CFR
John Connor — CFR
Diane Sawyer — CFR
John Scall — CFR

Public Broadcast Service:
Robert Mcneil — CFR
Jim Lehrer — CFR
C. Hunter-Gault — CFR
Hodding Carter III — CFR
Daniel Schorr — CFR

Associated Press:
Stanley Swinton — CFR
Harold Anderson — CFR
Katharine Graham — CFR, TC

Michael Posner — CFR

Baltimore Sun:
Henry Trewhitt — CFR
Washington Times:
Arnaud De Borchgrave — CFR

Children’s TV Workshop (Sesame Street):
Joan Ganz Cooney, Pres. — CFR

Cable News Network:
W. Thomas Johnson, Pres. — TC
Daniel Schorr — CFR

U.S. News & World Report:
David Gergen — TC

New York Times Co.:
Richard Gelb — CFR
William Scranton — CFR, TC
John F. Akers, Dir. — CFR
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Dir. — CFR
George B. Munroe, Dir. — CFR
Donald M. Stewart, Dir. — CFR
Cyrus R. Vance, Dir. — CFR
A.M. Rosenthal — CFR
Seymour Topping — CFR
James Greenfield — CFR
Max Frankel — CFR
Jack Rosenthal — CFR
John Oakes — CFR
Harrison Salisbury — CFR
H.L. Smith — CFR
Steven Rattner — CFR
Richard Burt — CFR
Flora Lewis — CFR

Time, Inc.:
Ralph Davidson — CFR
Donal M. Wilson — CFR
Henry Grunwald — CFR
Alexander Heard — CFR
Sol Linowitz — CFR
Thomas Watson, Jr. — CFR
Strobe Talbott — CFR

Newsweek/Washington Post:
Katharine Graham — CFR
N. Deb. Katzenbach — CFR
Robert Christopher — CFR
Osborne Elliot — CFR
Phillip Geyelin — CFR
Murry Marder — CFR
Maynard Parker — CFR
George Will — CFR, TC
Robert Kaiser — CFR
Meg Greenfield — CFR
Walter Pincus — CFR
Murray Gart — CFR
Peter Osnos — CFR
Don Oberdorfer — CFR

Dow Jones & Co (Wall Street Journal):
Richard Wood — CFR
Robert Bartley — CFR, TC
Karen House — CFR

National Review:
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. — CFR

Readers Digest:
George V. Grune, CEO — CFR
William G. Bowen, Dir. — CFR
Syndicated Columnists
Geogia Anne Geyer — CFR
Ben J. Wattenberg — CFR

See also:

Proof That News is Controlled by a Central Script Writer

INFOGRAPHIC: Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice

The Globalists

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