There are many aspects to the 2016 presidential race which could be called “eye-opening”. For many of us one of the biggest revelations is how the content of ‘new media’ (information, news and discussion websites) is actually owned by entities who set them up for specific propaganda purposes. It really is jaw-dropping when you dig into it.
Billionaire Robert Mercer purchasing Breitbart.Com is perhaps one of the more well known ideological political purchases. A complete usurpation of the legacy of the founder in an effort to create content favorable to the candidacy of Ted Cruz. Mercer purchased Breitbart for $11 million and then founded Cruz’s super-PAC with another $10+ million.
Almost all of the most well-known ‘new media’ entities are owned by Wall Street individuals or Wall Street corporate groups for very specific advocacy purposes. None of their intentions are good. The ‘new media’ are now just as compromised as mainstream media. Another example surfaces today.
An intrepid indy blog “Dispatches from The North Country“, discovers The Daily Wire is actually owned by the Wilks brothers, Levi and Farris Wilks. These two are the other end of the Ted Cruz financial team, and massive multi-million dollar donors to Cruz’s presidential bid. Ben Shapiro is the front-man for The Daily Wire.
[…] Further research had shown that the owners of this company is none other then the Wilks Brothers. Levi Wilks is listed as the Manager of Forward Publishing and has ties to 7 Pillar Records LLC. In turn 7 Pillar is run by a fellow named Farris Wilks. Farris is famous for being a real Texas Success Story, going from Brick Layer to Oil and Gas Tycoon to Church Preacher.
These are the very same Texas Billionaires who gave an impressive $15 million to a Ted Cruz Super PAC. Why haven’t we been told about this? This looks like if The Times invested a lot of money into GM and then ran articles about how the only car that doesn’t stick is a Chevy. (read more)
Several months ago Matt Drudge told about this corruption taking place, however he never gave specifics of who was behind what operation. As the presidential race continues it is amazing to witness how many websites are actually just front groups for ownership advocacy.
There are some instances where the ownership and intent is transparent, such as the Salem Media Group. However, for most of the outlets, the design money is quietly hidden below the surface and paying off the fronts to deliver specific advocacy content.