10 most influential Media Moguls in history

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Media Moguls have accumulated over the years.

With the scandal unfolding in Britain we see just how powerful someone like Rupert Murdoch really is. However there have been many like him before as we see in this list of some of the most powerful media moguls in history. My favorite is Joseph Pulitzer (pictured). You know you have power when you have facial hair like that.

Since the dawn of mass media, newspapers, radio and television have all been used to inform and educate the public. They have also been used to whip mobs into a frenzy, control the world of politics and consolidate their owners’ power. These media moguls all straddled the line between entertainment and politics, preaching to the public and wielding an immense influence over lawmakers and politicians…

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Hispanics Comprise Almost Half of All People Sentenced to Federal Prison

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The prison system has many more Hispanics than it did 10 years ago.

Hispanics now comprising half of all people sentenced for felony crimes in the U.S.  Programs like Operation Streamline, institute a “zero tolerance policy” for illegal border crossings where immigration crimes have skyrocketed.

 

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Are TSA’s “Naked Scanners” Protecting Passengers or Padding Pockets?

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Full-body scanner at Chicago O’Hare Airport

The degradations of passing through full-body scanners that provide naked pictures of you to Transportation Security Administration agents may not mean that the terrorists have won — but they do mark victories for a few politically connected high-tech companies and their revolving-door lobbyists.

 

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Rich Political Candidates Who Invest In Themselves Rarely Meet with Success

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Millionaires and billionaires  are spending their fortunes in hopes of winning elected office.

Even as the public’s disdain for politics and politicians rises to historic levels, a new crop of millionaires — and billionaires — is spending freely from their fortunes in hopes of winning elected office.

4 Out of 5 Americans Distrust Washington According to Pew Poll

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Tea Party Movement

The 19th Century American statesman Henry Clay called government “the great trust.” But most Americans today have little faith in their government’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems. For Americans, public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 people in the country say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.

 

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Sweat Ducts May Act As Antenna For Lie Detection

 Sweat Ducts May Act As Antenna For Lie Detection

Politicians now have a new reason to worry – a technology that can determine if they are lying… from a distance.

Our skin may contain millions of tiny “antennas” in the form of microscopic sweat ducts, say researchers in Israel. In experiments, they found evidence that signals produced by bouncing electromagnetic waves off the tiny tubes might reveal a person’s physical and emotional state from a distance.

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