VERITAS MEDIA FUND
LIBERAL BIAS IN THE MEDIA
All current technical and “big data” analysis on the subject of media expose a significant liberal bias. This includes media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to CNN as well as major film and television studios. Six (6) corporations own 90% of the media in the United States. The “Big 6” are Comcast, News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. Most of the film and TV studios are either owned or controlled by media companies (e.g. Comcast and Universal, News Corp and Fox, Viacom and Paramount). Their international Box office sales in 2015 was 2x the box office of the next 50 studios.
In short, 232 media executives control all media and entertainment and greater than 90% of them have liberal leanings. The Media Elite – a book co-authored by the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the broadcast networks found that the large majority of executives and journalists at national media outlets were Democratic voters whose attitudes were well to the left of the general public.
The impact of the dominance of liberal media executives cannot be understated. They control hiring, programming agendas, charitable events and contributions, and openly use their platform as a pulpit for liberal causes. This structure of the industry has existed since the 1920’s and strengthened over the years. Indeed, being in the “liberal club” is a necessity for survival and accumulation of wealth in the media. It is generational and pervasive. Ranking executives with conservative beliefs are rare and mostly silent.
But this analysis should be news to no-one.
The fact is simple – there are no platforms (aside from Fox News and Walden Media) that are focused on conservative values. Walden media is Phillip Anschultz company and focused on family entertainment. Fox News has a huge following, particularly in the southeast, but is considered so biased – it is more a propaganda news network catering to the far right. Without a balanced approach, the effect on Fox News is greatly mitigated and its ability to influence the masses muted.
Films We Would Have Made...
12 Years a Slave
A Man for All Seasons American Sniper
Act of Valor
Air Force One
Band of Brothers
Black Hawk Down Braveheart
Chariots of Fire
Charlie Wilson’s War Dolphin Tale
Free State of Jones Gladiator
The Green Mile
Hunt for Red October Inglorious Bastards Invictus
Lean on Me
Path to 911
Saving Private Ryan Schindler’s List
The Deer Hunter
The Hurt Locker
The Lives of Others
The Passion of the Christ The Pursuit of Happiness The Right Stuff
The Shawshank Redemption T ombstone
Films/TV We Might...
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal
The Race to Break the Sound Barrier: The Untold true story
American Icon: The Turnaround of Ford
Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler
The Impeachment of Bill Clinton
The Predator’s Ball: The Rise of The Junk Bond Raiders
Where’s Marty?: The true story of a falsely accused football star who goes to prison for sexual assault
The Excommunication of Martin Luther
Air Above Afghanistan: True story of U.S. bombing campaigns by heroic pilots over Middle East
Story of Whittaker Chambers: Soviet Spy who became outspoken anti-communist; awarded metal of freedom
Truman Fires MacArthur: The True Story of the events that led to the dismissal of an American Hero
Lou Gerstner: IBM at the Brink of Bankruptcy
Flying Tigers: Chenault’s all-volunteer fighter squadrons
Cortez and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
Balloonists in Heaven: Ben Franklin and the First Races in the Skies of Paris
Mustangs & Tequila: Border Patrol agent assigned wild horse duty on Arizona’s deadly open range
Daniel Boone: A call to adventure in the face of merciless and untamed nature
Young Theodore Roosevelt & the Rough Riders
Blacklisted by History: Joe McCarthy
The untold story of Senator
Oil Hunters: Winston Churchill, Espionage and the Anglo/French Betrayal in the Middle East
The Battle for New Orleans & the Adventures of Andrew Jackson
VERITAS AND PHILANTHROPY
Leadership is most meaningful when superior goals beyond the primary business agenda is achieved by serving a viable and complimentary philanthropic mission with passion. The Veritas Team understands and welcomes this very real responsibility with a commitment that will rival liberal groups who claim philanthropy is primarily their domain. Just as the fund and our ambition to compete in the marketplace will be evident, so will our philanthropic focus and culture of “giving back” be unsurpassed. This means being active in the community as much as charitable donations.
Traditionally, the liberal media often associates charitable and non-profit efforts as the domain of the left while either ignoring or even denying the contributions made by others. We will not accept this fallacy and distortion of reality. An essential part of any truly dedicated and credible company profile — particularly in the entertainment industry — is connecting valuable charitable causes to those who are most in need. Amplified within and beyond the industry, that value reverberates loudly and will reflect in both the stated Veritas business mission and goodwill that philanthropy inspires within us all.
The following list cites examples of truly worthy causes a grateful and successful company may engage in:
- Midnight Mission for the Homeless
- The Wounded Warrior Project
- Concert for the Arts
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Independent Woman’s Forum
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Children’s Miracle Foundation
- Institute for American Values
- National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
- Focus on The Family Foundation
- Starlight Foundation
- Robin Hood Foundation
- STOMP Out Bullying
The long term goal would be for Veritas to create an annual charity or foundation in the company name in close association with management, board members, key investors, and other stakeholders.