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Friday, February 7, 2014


Follow the money–widespread conflicts of interest that neuter the American Free Press

Contributing Writers | OPINION | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Updated Jun. 14, 2016 | PDF
America's democracy has been shaken to its foundation by allowing itself to be controlled by Wall Street
Fig. 1—America's Mainstream Media has allowed itself to be enslaved by Wall Street due to its heavy dependence on billions of dollars in Wall Street financing and what amounts to board of director incest. With this level of influence, Wall Street controls editorial policy and muzzles investigation of political and financial corruption.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
Abraham Lincoln
This amalgamation of interests was greatly feared by America's Founding Fathers. They believed that a republic could not long survive without robust checks and balances of power. The destruction of those checks and balances appears to be upon us. Is this realization too late? We say no, where there's a will, there's a way.
Graphic: Ed Stein / Rocky Mountain News

(Feb. 7, 2014)—AFI investigators have proven that toxic relationships exist among the members of the Facebook Cartel. This cartel includes Facebook, their attorneys, their cronies, federal judges, court clerks, President Obama, the White House cabinet, and Wall Street.

These hidden agendas appear to be at the root of the caustic American public discourse. Things are not what they appear to be, and the Free Press is not exposing the wrongdoing. See Corruption Watch sidebar.

"Why doesn't Mainstream Media expose this lawlessness?"

People close to the investigation keep asking: “Why doesn't Mainstream Media expose this lawlessness?”

Mainstream Media on the subject of Facebook corruption
The voice of Mainstream Media on Facebook corruption.

These people are dumbfounded by the sound of crickets—a silence that telegraphs the hiding of great sins.

They say, “If George Bush had done these things, we’d never hear the end of it." They wonder, "Why does Barack Obama get a pass on all manner of wrongdoing, even on matters of life and death?”

We believe we have discovered the answer. We will report it in two parts:

Wall Street controls Mainstream Media
ABC, NBC and CBS logos - Obama's Wall Street handlers gag Mainstream Media
The Real Masters of the Mainstream Media:
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, TIAA-CREF, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street Corp
Graphics: Politico, NBC, ABC, CBS, AP.
Part I (Below)—Obama's Wall Street handlers gag the Mainstream Media
We analyzed Wall Street’s tens of billions of dollars in stock holdings and loans to Mainstream Media. We are shocked at the scale of the financial holdings.

In this first part, we lay out the evidence, taken directly from S.E.C. reporting. This evidence unequivocally proves collusion, improprieties, conflicts of interest, and appearances of impropriety.

Metaphorically speaking, these people are sleeping with one another. They are adept at working in the shadows behind legalese, byzantine interconnections, and all-around financial and legal mumbo jumbo. They give new meaning to the phrase "baffle them with bull shit." Please excuse the French, but it is appropriate here.
Part II (Next Week)—The Founding Fathers on Mainstream Media’s failure to honor founding Principles
Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe
(L/R) James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton.
In Part II, we will review what Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Monroe had to say about checks and balances, separation of powers, and the dangers when they are lost.

We focus on the Founders' central priority to separate government interests (Washington) and business interests (New York), with a Free Press to hold both accountable.

We evaluate the failure of today's Mainstream Media to check the powers of government and business.

We observe that the Mainstream Media has become little more than a propaganda tool for a group of Harvard graduates that appear to be morally and ethically challenged. These people appear dedicated to some form of utopian libertarian progressivism that is not based on the planks of either political party, but which has nevertheless hijacked the Democratic Party sometime prior to the ascendency of Barack Obama, their Manchurian Candidate. That said, this Facebook Cabal has corrupted both parties.

Since the early 1990's, this group has funded themselves with various bailouts, stimuli, money laundering, IPOs, factoring, bubbles, Russian oligarchs, mob funds, $350,000 speaking fees, offshore slush funds, insider tips, LIBOR scamming, gray funds, executive orders, no-bid contracts and assorted other contrivances. They used these funds to purchase influence inside Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. Former Director of Obama's National Economic Council, Lawrence "Larry" Summers, appears to be one of the prime movers, along with George Soros, Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, John P. Breyer (father) and James W. Breyer (son). A gaggle of corrupt law firms and politicians are waddling behind them.
Premise Question: Why is the Mainstream Media, the supposed Fourth Estate,[28] ignoring the corruption of the Obama administration in Leader v. Facebook, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the IRS, the 2008 bailout, the energy stimulus, the AP wiretapping and Obamacare?
About the AFI Investigator

This article was authored primarily by an economist, educator, and Fortune 100 businessman who moonlights as a volunteer AFI investigator. This person does so out of concern for the moral decay of America’s democratic institutions that the judicial corruption in Leader v. Facebook has exposed.
Investigator’s Conclusion: The Mainstream Media has become little more than a propaganda outlet for Wall Street interests. As such, it has failed its sacred “Free Press” task for which it was given special privileges by the Founding Fathers.[1] Without a truly free and independent press, American democracy is doomed.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

Benjamin Franklin
America's Free Press is chained by Wall Street, who controls them
Fig. 2—The Mainstream Media flies with the Facebook cartel ducks, who are lined up against democratic free speech, privacy, and private property.

Ducks do flock together—even Donald Duck (Disney) Himself

“When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.”
James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

Is it reality that the mainstream media is involved with the Facebook crowd? One needs to examine public evidence to answer this question "yes."
Photo: The courageous man who stopped the tanks in Tiananamen Square,; NBC; ABC; CBS; Baidu,

Mainstream Media

For the purposes of this article, the investigative team researched the three traditional major television networks: American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). This incorporates the Associated Press (AP) since ABC, CBS and NBC are the AP's largest contributing members.

ABC -owned by Disney.

CBS -owned by National Amusements (Sumner Redstone).

NBC -owned by Comcast; formerly owned by General Electric.

The relationships between Facebook interests and the Mainstream Media were divided between known:

  1. direct involvement, and
  2. financial involvement.
Sheryl K. Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, Inc.; Director, The Walt Disney Corporation
Sheryl K. Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, Inc.; Lawrence "Larry" Summers protégé, along with Russian oligarchs Yuri Milner and Alisher Usmanov; many pundits consider Sandberg to be Mark Zuckerberg's handler; Harvard grad.
Photo: Bloomberg.
A. ABC/DISNEY—Sheryl K. Sandberg

The clearest involvement of Facebook with mainstream media is the role of Sheryl K Sandberg.

Lawrence ''Larry'' Summers</span>. Director, Square; Adviser, Andreessen-Horowitz; Former Director, National Economic Council (2008 bailout); former Treasury Secretary; Former Chief Economist, World Bank; mentor to Facebook's Sheryl K. Sandberg; mentor to DST-Moscow's Yuri Milner; godfather to Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov; believed to be one of the prime organizers behind the Facebook cartel
Lawrence ''Larry'' Summers. Director, Square; Adviser, Andreessen-Horowitz;former Director, National Economic Council (2008 bailout); fromer Treasure Sec.; former Chief Economist, World Bank; Harvard econ. professor; See Congressional Briefing; See also Who is Larry Summers? Harvard grad.
Photo: Life.

Ms. Sandberg runs Facebook as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). She is in the inner circle of the Facebook Cartel. There is no doubt that she is a “duck.” Her involvement with the key players dates to her graduate student days at Harvard where she was mentored by economist Dr. Lawrence ("Larry") Summers.

After Harvard she followed Summers as his World Bank research assistant. During this time the two engaged Russian oligarch in training, Yuri Milner, to assist them in pressing the disastrous voucher system for the supposed privatization of the failing Soviet economy; a system that had already failed once in the Baltics. The Summers-Sandberg-Milner triumvirate has been one of the most destructive hidden agendas in the world economy over the last twenty years, in my opnion.

Ms. Sandberg then followed Summers to various senior staff capacities at the U.S. Treasury, eventually becoming his Chief of Staff when Summers was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Bill Clinton.

This investigation has actually moved well beyond the seminal fact that Mr. Summers was the president of Havard when sophomore Mark Zuckerberg hacked all the student residence websites to steal the student photos for the first version of Facebook on Feb. 4, 2004. Mr. Summers brushed it off as a boyish prank. Hindsight says this was misdirection.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Order for Discovery of Computer Memory Devices, Doc. No. 361, ConnectU v. Facebook, 2007-cv-10593-DPW, filed Aug. 18, 2011

Order of Discovery of Computer 
Memory Devices, ConnectU v. Facebook, Zuckerberg et al, Aug. 19, 2011

Fig. 3—The 28 "lost" Zuckerberg hard drives from Harvard. Previously sequestered evidence of the existence of 28 Zuckerberg hard drives and Harvard emails which Facebook's attorneys Cooley Godward LLP and Gibson Dunn LLP told Leader Technologies' attorneys were "lost."

These Zuckerberg hard drives were "rediscovered" thanks to the efforts of Paul Ceglia's attorney, Dean Bolland, in Ceglia v. Zuckerberg. Click here for the deposition of Facebook's experts Bryan J.Rose and Michael F. McGowan.

Note: Soon after these blistering depositions, New York U.S. Attorney Preetinder "Preet" Bharara filed dubious criminal charges against Mr. Ceglia in a transparent effort to stop further leakage that could damage Facebook. Mr. Baharara is Harvard Law School contemporary of Barack Obama, and he worked formerly at Facebook's law firm, Gibson Dunn LLP. Mr. Ceglia has countersued Attorney General Eric H. Holder for breach of due process, and demanded that Mr. Bharara step down due to his evident conflict of interest. Mr. Holder responded dismissively, and Mr. Bharara has not recused himself.

No lawsuit against Facebook has been able to do an unfettered forensic examination of the Zuckerberg Harvard archives from that period. The one ConnectU expert who did study the devices, Jeff Parmet & Associates LLC, was gagged by the court. These are the same 28 Zuckerberg hard drives that Facebook told Leader Technologies were lost, when in fact they were in the possession of their attorney, Gibson Dunn LLP.

The evident facts are that the Mark Zuckerberg Boy Wonder story is science fiction. Hollywood even cooperated. It was the fabricated cover story for the theft of Leader Technologies' brilliant invention by then Harvard President. Summers, James W. Breyer, James Swartz and Ping Li at Accel Partners LLP, and the "PayPal Mafia" that included Reid Hoffman (later LinkedIn), Peter Thiel (cashed out $633 million on Day 3 of the Facebook IPO), Matt Cohler (later Instagram), Marc Andreessen, and assorted other Facebook collaborators identified in this article.

They wanted to create a combinded PayPal + Bill Gates Version 2 story. Mr. Zuckerberg was a willing pawn. The fact that he was a pathological liar was just dumb luck. Their success at deceiving the world is frightening, and hopefully a lesson in the results of moral complacency. Adolf Hitler was similarly successful at media manipulation prior to World War II.

It is well known that Dr. Summers was appointed by President Obama to be director of the National Economic Council managing the 2008 bank bailout. Many if not all of the financial institutions identified in this article were substantial beneficiaries of the bailout, most notably Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and State Street Corp. In his financial documents, Dr. Summers discloses many hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from these banks.

But Ms. Sandberg now also serves on the Board of Directors of Disney. In this role, she has the power to directly influence the wholly-owned major ABC media company.[2]

Ms. Sandberg is also a major donor and fund raiser for Barack Obama. Facebook LOFO (low information voter) "likes" are credited with winning him the 2008 and 2012 elections.

Stephen Burke, CEO, NBC Universal; Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Stephen Burke, CEO, NBC Universal; Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Harvard grad.
Photo: OregonLive.
B. NBC/UNIVERSAL—Stephen Burke

Stephen Burke is the CEO of NBC Universal. But, Mr. Burke also serves as a Director on the JP Morgan Chase Board of Directors.

Jamie Dimon, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jamie Dimon, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Harvard grad.
Photo: Der Spiegel.
Lloyd Blanfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs
Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs; follows Jamie Dimon's direction; Harvard grad.
Photo: NY Times.
Ann Huntress Lamong - Managing Partner, Oak Investment Partners; Director, Castlight Health; former Director, Athenahealth; former Director, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA); adviser to Todd Y. Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; collaborator with James W. Breyer, Accel Partners LLP, Robert C. Ketterson, Fidelity, Anne Rockhold, Vanguard; Investor, Meritech Management; wife of Edward ''Ned'' Lamont, grandson of JPMorgan Chase & Co. founder, Thomas W. Lamont
Ann H. Lamont, Managing partner, Oak Investments; Director, Athenahealth, Castlight Health (Obamacare's Todd Y. Park); See previous post for fuller bio; Lamont is a heavy investor in Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanely and JPMorgan—Facebook's underwriters; Stanford grad.
Photo: Stanford.

Mr. Burke earned his MBA from Harvard. JP Morgan Chase has been a leader in providing financial support for Facebook, as an underwriter of their Initial Public Offering (IPO), and through their current credit agreement with NBC/Comcast.[3]

It is well known that JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon, also a Harvard graduate, is on intimate terms with many primary beneficiaries of the 2008 bank bailout and energy stimulus.

Ann H. Lamont, the granddaughter-in-law of JPMorgan’s founder, Thomas W. Lamont, serves as a director of Castlight Health, and formerly Athenahealth, two big beneficiaries of the no-bid Health and Human Services contracts to build Obamacare’s web site.

Ann Lamont and her husband Edward “Ned” Lamont were substantial contributors to the 2008 and 2012 Obama election campaigns.[4]

Mr. Burke's position of great power and influence in both banking and the media is disturbing.

John J. Brennan, Chairman Emeritus, Special Adviser, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
John J. Brennan, Chairman Emeritus, The Vanguard Group, Inc.; Harvard grad.
Photo: Cnst. Cntct.
C. NBC/UNIVERSAL—John J. Brennan

John J. Brennan, the Chairman Emeritus and Senior Adviser of The Vanguard Group, Inc, is a General Electric director. General Electric owned NBC during the Leader v. Facebook case. A Boston native, Mr. Brennan holds a degree from Dartmouth in economics, and an MBA from Harvard.[5]

Patent Office Director David J. Kappos purchased approximately $1 million of Vanguard funds within weeks of his surprise recess appointment by President Obama. Facebook then began a Patent Office attack on Leader Technologies' social networking patent in Leader v. Facebook through a little known legal maneuver called administrative "reexamination."

See No Evil Networks: ABC, CBS, NBC
Fig. 4—What Great sins are the Networks and Wall Street hiding? The stories they choose to ignore or haughtily dismiss telegraph volumes about their hidden agenda. Rest in peace Ambassador Stevens. Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty. We will not forget or rest until the truth is known and the guilty are brought to justice.
Graphic: Unknown.

The reexamination procedure allows big infringers to harass inventors outside the courts with additional time and expense. The purpose of reexamination was to reduce litigation costs, but it has done the opposite in our case.

The White House got involved with an unprecedented third reexamination ordered by Director Kappos himself before he left his position. However, when the Patent Office was asked to disclose the details of President Obama's involvement, they refused, claiming executive communication privilege.

Mr. Brennan is in a powerful position to influence NBC's editorial policies.

Pamela Daley, Director, BlackRock, Inc.
Pamela Daley, Director, BlackRock, Inc.; former special adviser to GE, owner of NBC; UPenn grad.
Photo: UPenn.

Pamela Daley, a former special adviser to the chairman of General Electric, the former owner of NBC, is a board member of BlackRock. General Electric owned NBC during the Leader v. Facebook case. Ms. Daley graduated from University of Pennsylvania Law School.[6]

Ms. Daley is also in a powerful position to user her new banking position to influence NBC policy, since NBC is the beneficiary of substantial BlackRock financings.

James W. Breyer, Facebook, Accel Partners LLP
James W. Breyer, Facebook; Managing Partner. Accel Partners LLP; NVCA Fmr. Chairman (2004); Harvard grad.
Photo: Der Spiegel.
E. FOX CORP—James W. Breyer

Facebook's largest shareholder, James W. Breyer, Managing Partner, Accel Partners, LLP, is a member of the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox (Fox News owner). Like the Mainstream Media, with one exception, Fox programs have systematically failed to cover the Leader v. Facebook private property battle—the only patent infringement battle with Facebook to go to trial and appeal up to the Supreme Court.[7]

Despite innumerable tips (some known personally to the author), Fox reporters have ignored the Leader v. Facebook case and the evident judicial corruption and attack on American private property by well-funded thieves.

The one exception was Fox Business' Shibani Joshi, who blind-sided Leader Technologies' CEO, Michael McKibben, in an obvious accommodation to Facebook.

James Swartz, Partner, Accel Parters LLP; Harvard grad.
James Swartz, Partner, Accel Partners LLP; Harvard grad.
Photo: Accel.
Ping Li, Partner, Accel Partners LLP; Harvard grad.
Ping Li, Partner, Accel Partners LLP; Harvard grad.
Photo: Accel.

On air, Ms. Joshi informed Mr. McKibben about a Federal Circuit decision that was favorable to Facebook—a decision that Leader's attorneys had not even been told about. In other words, Fox knew before one of the litigants. The stunt backfired when McKibben used it as another example of the corruption in the case.[8]

Mr. Breyer is another Harvard graduate, along with his fellow Harvard graduates and two primary Accel Partners LLP partners, James Swartz and Ping Li. Mr. Breyer is also a trustee of Harvard itself (Harvard gives it a different title, but that's his function). He has clearly bought his way in to the Harvard nerve center. Harvard graduate John Adams, a central thinker in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, is probably rolling in his grave that such an unscrupulous individual has been invited to oversee university policy. Who at Harvard is speaking up? Kool-Aid anyone? Dirty money spends just like any other? [Is this the kind of shameful moral heritage the university wants to leave to posterity?]

Mr. Breyer is in a powerful position to influence Fox editorial policy, and to prevent any corruption investigation of Facebook. It should be noted that Mr. Breyer was a long time Wal-Mart board member who resigned after the Wal-Mart Mexican bribery scandal broke. Apparently he needed to spend more time with his family. Is he now sharing those lessons in corruption with Fox? It appears that such conduct is second nature to Mr. Breyer and his Beijing, China-based father, John P. Breyer, IDG Capital Partners aka IDG-Accel-China?

Fox appears ready to investigate other Obama administration corruption, but will not touch the Leader v. Facebook corruption, which is suspicious.


Facebook "Dark Pools" Inner Circle
Click here to review the holdings of these Facebook funds by federal judges and the White House cabinet
Follow the Money

The following persons appear to be part of the inner circle in this unprecedented breakdown in the separation of powers (CLICK NAME to view Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Financial Disclosure Form 278):

  1. Roberts, John G., Jr. (18), Just., Sup. Crt.
  2. Lourie, Alan D. (24), Jdg. Fed. Cir.
  3. Moore, Kimberly A. (16), Jdg. Fed. Cir.
  4. Wallach, Evan J. (11), Jdg. Fed. Cir.
  5. Stark, Leonard P. (12), Jdg. Del. Dist. Crt.
  6. Schapiro, Mary L. (51), Chair, S.E.C.
  7. Blank, Rebecca M. (40), Sec., Commerce Dept.
  8. Pritzker, Penny S. (30), Sec., Commerce Dept.
  9. Groves, Robert M. (19), Dir., Commerce
  10. Kerry, Cameron F. (23), Gen. Counsel, Commerce
  11. Holder, Eric H. (16), Attorney General
  12. Kappos, David J. (13), Dir. Patent Office
  13. Chopra, Aneesh (19), U.S. CTO
  14. Park, Todd Y. (disclosure missing), U.S. CTO; chief architect of
  15. Bauer, Robert F. (disclosure missing), Gen. Counsel, White House
  16. Dunn, Anita B. (disclosure missing), Gen. Counsel, White House
  17. Kocher MD, Robert (disclosure missing) , Obamacare adviser, White House; now Castlight Health, Dir.; Venrock, Dir.
  18. DeParle, Nancy-Ann M. (15) (now removed from OGE), Dir. Health Ref., White House
  19. Donilon, Thomas E. (17) (now removed from OGE), Dep. Nat. Sec., White House
  20. Meltzer, Daniel J. (26) (now removed from OGE), Dep. Counsel, White House
  21. Jarrett, Valerie B. (18) (now removed from OGE), Asst. Int. Gov. Aff., White House
  22. Emanuel, Rahm I. (29) (now removed from OGE), Chief of Staff, White House
  23. Summers, Lawrence "Larry" (25) (now removed from OGE), Dir. Nat. Econ. Council
  24. Genachowski, Julius M. (25), Chair, FCC
  25. Chu, Stephen (28), Sec., Energy
  26. Gensler, Gary (31), Dir., Commodities & Exchange
  27. Mueller III, Robert S. (13), Dir. FBI
  28. Sullivan, John J. (19) (now removed from OGE), Comm. FEC
  29. Tarullo, Daniel K. (19), Fed. Res. Bank
  30. Merrigan, Cathleen A. (13), Dep. Sec., Agriculture
  31. Remy, Donald M. (28) (now removed from OGE), Ass. Sec., Army
  32. Blanchard, Charles A. (33), Gen. Counsel, Air Force
  33. Geithner, Timothy F. (11), Sec., Treasury
  34. Gregson, Wallace C. (22), Ass. Sec., Defense
  35. Hale, Robert F. (26), Comptroller, Defense
  36. Lynn, William J. (29), Dep. Sec., Education
  37. Easton, John Q. (26), Dir. Education
  38. Alito, Samuel A. (18), Just., Sup. Crt.
  39. Ginsberg, Ruth B. (12), Just., Sup. Crt.
  40. Kagan, Elena (18), Just., Sup. Crt.
  41. Scalia, Antonin (30), Just., Sup. Crt.
  42. Sapiro, Miriam E. (22), Dep. Trade Rep., White House
  43. Sher, Susan S. (24) (now removed from OGE), Assoc. Counsel, White House
  44. Ellis, Thomas S., III (21), Judge, Eastern Dist.Virgina
  45. Jackson, Amy B. (24), Judge, DC Dist.
  46. Baharara, Preetinder ("Preet") (disclosure unavailable), U.S. Attorney, SDNY
News Coverage on these Funds:[29]

Rusli, E. (Apr. 15, 2011). T. Rowe Price Discloses $190 Million Stake in Facebook. The Wall Street Journal.

Pilon, M. (Apr. 16, 2011). T. Rowe Price Invests in Facebook. The Wall Street Journal.

Weiss, M. (Jun. 01, 2011). Fidelity's Danoff Bets on Facebook. Bloomberg.

Demos, T. (Aug. 24, 2012). Who Else Has A Big Bet on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal.

Lucchetti, A., Demos, T. (Aug. 24, 2012). Morgan Stanley Funds in Big Bet Facebook Bet. The Wall Street Journal.

Table 1—Facebook "dark pools" inner circle of holders in the Obama cabinet and the federal judiciary associated with the Leader v. Facebook case, as well as the Ceglia v. Zuckerberg and Rembrandt v. Facebook cases.

The Wall Street Facebook Deep State Cartel

Nine major financial institutions have been identified by AFI investigators as major holders of Facebook stock. We investigated their involvement with the major mainstream media organizations. There are more “ducks” here, too. The nine are:[9]

  • Fidelity
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Vanguard
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • BlackRock
  • Goldman Sachs
  • State Street

We investigated public records of their stock and bond holdings in ABC, CBS, and NBC. There is a lot more quacking in these flocks.


We found compelling public evidence that six of the nine financial institutions are directly involved with ownership of NBC or its parent companies’ (Comcast and formerly GE) stock and/or corporate debt.

Robert C. Ketterson, Investment Manager, Fidelity Equity Partners Investments; Managing Partner, Volition Capital; Director, National Venture Capital Association (NCVA)
Robert C. Ketterson, Investment Manager, Fidelity Equity Partners Investments; Managing Partner, Volition Capital; Director, National Venture Capital Association (NCVA); MIT grad.
Photo: Fidelity.

TIAA-CREF owns 1.24 million shares of Comcast. It is their 7th largest holding valued at $64.4 million.[10]

TIAA-CREF also holds $32M ($17M and $15M) in GE corporate bonds (GE was the owner of NBC during the Facebook period.)[11]

Fidelity Dividend Growth Fund holds 1.7 million Comcast shares valued at $63 million  (one of the top ten holdings in the fund).[12]

T. Rowe Price holds significant amounts of Comcast stock in multiple funds.[13]

Anne Rockhold, CFO, Accel Partners, LLP; former CFO, Vanguard Ventures; Director, National Venture Capital Association
Anne Rockhold, CFO, Accel Partners, LLP; former CFO, Vanguard Ventures; Director, National Venture Capital Association (NCVA). Univ. of CA grad.
Photo: Accel.

Vanguard Growth Index Fund Investor Shares (VIGRX) holds 10.5 million shares of Comcast valued at $545 million. It is the fund’s 6th largest holding.[14]

Vanguard Group also holds $264M in GE corporate bonds.[15] In addition, John J. Brennan, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Adviser of The Vanguard Group, Inc. is a GE director.[16]

JP Morgan Chase has a Feb. 28, 2012 Credit Agreement with Facebook, that includes the following JPMorgan Co-Agents:[17]

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of America
  • Citibank
  • Deutshe Bank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Wells Fargo

As of Feb. 3, 2014, BlackRock owns 361M shares of General Electric which represents 3.56% of the company.[18] As of Jan. 25, 2013, BlackRock holds $52M GE corporate bonds. On Jan. 15, 2014, BlackRock announced the appointment of former GE executive, Pamela Daley, to its board of directors.[19]


We found compelling evidence that two of the nine financial institutions are directly involved with ownership of ABC or its parent company (Disney) and/or corporate debt.


TIAA-CREF owns two funds that invest in ABC/Disney stock:

  • TIAA-CREF Equity Index Fund (TIEIX) holds shares ($48M) in Disney.[20]
  • TIAA-CREF Cap. Growth Value Index Fund (TILGX) holds shares ($16M) in Disney.[21]

TIAA-CREF also holds $30M in Disney corporate bonds as of 1/25/13.


Vanguard owns at least one fund that invests in ABC/Disney:

  • Vanguard Growth Index Fund Investor Shares (VIGRX) holds 6.6 million shares ($330M) as of Dec. 31, 2012.[22]

Vanguard also holds $16M in Disney corporate bonds as of 1/25/13.


CBS is owned primarily by Sumner Redstone, a Harvard graduate and billionaire. He also is the primary owner of CBS’ parent company, National Amusements, Inc. (NAI).

CBS has both direct marketing and financial relationships with Facebook and the Facebook Crowd.

The publishing house, Simon & Schuster, markets and distributes its products through Facebook.[23]

1. JP Morgan & Morgan Stanley.
According to the CBS Annual Report dated December. 31, 2012, there is a very significant financial relationship between CBS and JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley:[24]

“Amended and Restated $2.0 Billion Credit Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2011, among CBS Corporation; CBS Operations Inc.; the Subsidiary Borrowers Parties thereto; the Lenders named therein; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent; Citibank, N.A., as Syndication Agent; and Bank of America, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Morgan Stanley MUFG Loan Partners, LLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, and UBS Loan Finance LLC, as Co-Documentation Agents (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of CBS Corporation filed March 18, 2011) (File No. 001-09553)” (emphasis added).

2. Fidelity & BlackRock.
Further investigation is needed to validate two subsidiary references in the CBS Annual Report. Few details are available.

  • A subsidiary of CBS Corporation is named Central Fidelity Insurance Corporation in Vermont. Company Profile for this listing is for Central Fidelity Insurance Company's Single Location in South Burlington, VT. The company primarily operates in the Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers industry. Central Fidelity Insurance Company was founded in 2009 and is privately held.  Central Fidelity Insurance Company has $160,000 in estimated annual revenue.  Central Fidelity Insurance Company employs 0-10 people.[25]
  • A wholly owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation is BlackRock Insurance Co. in New York. They are governed internally by CBS employees and their sole purpose is stated as providing property and casualty and terrorism insurance to CBS. The researchers are unsure why the name “BlackRock” was used and whether or not there is a relationship with the BlackRock financial services companies.[26] 


“There is little doubt that the Facebook Deep State Cartel directly influences the mass media.”

duck hiding in the grassGraphic:

There is little doubt that the Facebook Cartel directly influences the policies of the Mainstream Media. The influence includes the direct involvement of a Facebook senior executive (COO Sheryl K. Sandberg) serving as a member of the Board of Directors at ABC/Disney. A second senior media executive, Stephen Burke, CEO of NBC/Universal, sits on the Board of Directors at JP Morgan Chase.

The relationships are incestuous. The checks and balances of power are seriously broken. These people have betrayed the Constitution while they enjoy its privileges. Judges allowed themselves to be influenced. Mainstream journalists have failed to expose corruption. Businessmen have breached their good faith positions of trust. Bankers have lined their pockets with every manner of scheme. Investment funds have manipulated markets in self-dealing. Regulators turned blind eyes and pocketed the cash. Policy makers traded on insider tips. All of them ignored laws at their pleasure.

The Facebook Cartel financial involvement and support from Wall Street includes major stock ownership, corporate bond ownership, and even a two billion dollar level of credit (for CBS).

Very simply, there is clearly direct involvement of Facebook in the Mainstream Media.

In fact, the evidence is overwhelming….these are ducks and they do fly together. Sometimes you can’t see them. In fact, Donald Duck warned us about himself:

"I'm a camouflage painter." Donald Duck, The Vanishing Private (1942)[27]

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[1] Giant Ducks on Tiananmen Square, Sina Weibo?KQED caption: Tanks are replaced by giant ducks in this photoshopped version of the iconic Tiananmen Square image. It was posted on a popular Chinese microblog before being removed by censors.

[2] 10-K. (Sep. 29, 2012). The Walt Disney Company, p. 61. SEC Edgar.

[3] 10-K. (Dec. 31, 2012). Comcast, p. 128. SEC Edgar.

[4] AFI. (Nov. 15, 2013). Obama's Chief tech officer Todd Y. Park mired in conflicts of interest - Park misled House Oversight Committee about his knowledge and role in Americans For Innovation.

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[8] Shibani Joshi. (Jul. 16, 2012). 'Leader Technologies Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement. Fox Business.

[9] Fig. B, Facebook Shares as of June 30, 2012. AFI. (Jan. 06, 2014). Wall Street 'dark pools' corrupt judges, politics and financial transparency. Americans for Innovation.

[10] TRGIX N-CSR. (Dec. 30, 2013). TIAA-CREF Growth & Income Fund. SEC Edgar.

[11] Source: Bloomberg Service Search Jan. 25, 2013.

[12] FDGFX N-CSR. (Sep. 25, 2014). Fidelity Dividend Growth Fund. SEC Edgar.

[14] VIGRX. (Mar. 01, 2012). Vanguard Index Funds. SEC Edgar.

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[16] John J. Brennan. (2012). Biography. General Electric Annual Report, PDF p. 31.

[17] $5 billion LOC. (Feb. 28, 2002). Senior Unsecuried Revolving Credit Facility. Facebook, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Administrative Agent for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, RBC, Wells Fargo as Co-Agents. SEC Edgar.

[18] GE. (Feb. 03, 2014). Yahoo Finance.

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[20] TIEIX N-CSR. (Dec. 30, 2013). TIAA CREF Funds. SEC Edgar.

[21] N-CSR. (Dec. 30, 2013). TIAA-CREF Funds 2013 Annual Report. SEC Edgar.

[22] VIGRX N-CSR. (Mar. 01, 2012). Vanguard Index Funds. SEC Edgar.

[23] 10-K. (Dec. 31, 2011). CBS Annual Report, p. I-8. SEC Edgar. (“[D]elivers content and promotes its products on general Internet sites as well as those linked to individual titles…on… Facebook”).

[24] Id., p. E-5.

[25] Central Fidelity Insurance Company. (Accessed Feb. 2, 2014). South Burlington, Vermont. Find The Company.

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[26] Denton, Gilbert. (May 11, 2010). Report on Examination of the Blackrock Insurance Corporation as of December 31, 2010. Examiner for State of New York Superintendent of Insurance. State of New York.

[28] The Fourth Estate. (Accessed Feb. 02, 2014). Wikipedia ("The Fourth Estate (or fourth estate) is a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized. 'Fourth Estate' most commonly refers to the news media; especially print journalism or 'the press'").

[29] Press coverage of the Facebook ''dark pools'' funds:

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    1. Couldn't do worse, could it?

      Seems that most of the media on the planet have drunk the Facebook Cartel's Kool-Aid. These guys were fiendishly clever. They handed the media a source of advertising revenue. Then, once they were hooked on this revenue drug, started dictating editorial policy. We truly are witnessing the death of a democratic Free Press. Let us hope that they all haven't sold their souls.

  2. Did some digging on my own on this separation of powers question. Check out this ONE Vanguard Fund:

    VTSMX Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Annual Report for December 31, 2012:

    $1.7 BILLION Comcast Corp (NBC)
    $1.1 BILLION Walt Disney Co. (ABC)
    $2.3 BILLION JPMorgan
    $2.3 BILLION Wells Fargo
    $1.7 BILLION Bank of America
    $1.6 BILLION Citigroup
    $777 MILLION Goldman Sachs
    $2.7 BILLION Microsoft
    $2.8 BILLION IBM
    $2.6 BILLION AT&T
    $1.4 BILLION Verizon

    These people are nothing more than inbred Hillbillys. If I had any doubts, this proves that the Constitutional concept of separation of powers is a cruel hoax. Very sick.

  3. Here is in interesting insight into the Harvard Law School culture. I wonder how much, if anything, has changed. From the behavior we have seen, it is consistent with current practices, which have gotten even worse:

    “My attitude toward Harvard Law School was further soured by the general atmosphere of the place—which was conveyed with great accuracy in the 1973 film The Paper Chase. My classmates were highly ambitious and fiercely competitive young men who were determined to succeed. A story was told that a passerby look up at the windows of a law school dormitory late one night and saw all the lights out; then one light came on—and within a few minutes all the other lights came on. If your classmates were studying, you needed to be studying, too. It would not do to let anyone else get ahead of you. When I mentioned to friends that I might like to be a civil rights lawyer, this was greeted with derision. Where was the money in that? Many of my classmates had their careers all mapped out: the firm they would start with, where they would be at thirty, where they would be at forty, and so on. No one was studying the law because it was the basis of civilized society, or because they might want to teach it, or because it was good training for a life of public service. There obviously were young people at the time who were going to law school for those reasons, but I did not meet them at Harvard.”

    Crossing the Barriers, The Autobiography of Allan H. Spear, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2010, page 70

    (Spear left Harvard Law School and earned a Ph.D. from Yale. He went on to serve as a very respected senator in the Minnesota legislature for 28 years and was the President of the Senate and Chair of the Judiciary Committee.)


      Balmer, Steve, Microsoft
      Bauer, Robert F., Obama Counsel
      Bharara, Preetinder ("Preet"), U.S. Attorney SDNY
      Blankfein, Lloyd, Goldman Sachs
      Brennan, John J., Vanguard
      Breyer, James W., Accel Partners LLP
      Breyer, Stephen G., Assoc. Justice
      Burke, Stephen, NBC
      Chopra, Aneesh, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
      Dimon, Jamie, JPMorgan Chase
      Ginsberg, Ruth B., Assoc. Justice
      Jackson, Amy, DC District Court
      Kagan, Elena, Assoc. Justice
      Kennedy, Anthony M., Assoc. Justice
      Kim, Thomas J., Securities & Exchange Commission
      Kocher, Robert, MD, Obamacare Adviser
      Li, Ping, Accel Partners LLP
      Obama, Barack H., President
      Park, Todd Y., U.S. Chief Technology Officer
      Paulson, Henry ("Hank"), Goldman Sachs
      Redstone, Sumner, CBS
      Roberts, John G., Jr., Chief Justice
      Sandberg, Sheryl K., Facebook
      Scalia, Antonin, Assoc. Justice
      Stewart, Terence P, Federal Circuit Bar Association
      Summers, Lawrence H. ("Larry"), National Economic Council
      Swartz, James, Accel Partners LLP

    2. Their fellow Harvard alum, John Adams, would not be pleased with their conduct:

      "Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws." John Adams

      "Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases." John Adams

  4. Meltdown The Mainstream Media has become little more than a propaganda outlet for Wall Street interests. As such, it has failed its sacred “Free Press” task for which it was given special privileges by the Founding Fathers. American democracy is doomed. Without a truly free and independent press, So just how bad it is WELL HUFFINGTON POST is a stolen idea and OBAMA bag handlers have all the emails on this? TWITTER is a stolen concept idea and OBAMA bag handlers have all the emails on this? all the concepts and ideas where stolen WINKLEVOSS say it's not about the money, it's about the principle -- and vindication The principle is that Mark stole the idea." but the idea Facebook was not the winklevoss idea?? nor zuckerberg idea, The Winklevoss twins' attempt to transition from Facebook litigants rip of to Bitcoin

    Larry Summers + President Barack Obama know that facebook was stolen. the idea facebook the name facebook the concept and the execution of facebook Lawrence "Larry" Summers, is one of the prime movers. The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make guilty innocent, and that's power. because they control the minds of the masses, MALCOLM X.

    And why various bailouts, stimuli, money laundering, IPOs, factoring, bubbles, Russian oligarchs, mob funds, $350,000 speaking fees, offshore slush funds, insider tips, LIBOR scamming, gray funds, executive orders, no-bid contracts and assorted other contrivances. They used these funds to purchase influence inside Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. Former Director of Obama's National Economic Council, Lawrence "Larry" Summers. SHADOWS OF LIBERTY I.O.U.S.A

  5. FINALLY!!! Patent attorneys are starting to speak up about the destruction of constitutional patent property rights by the Facebook Cartel. This is a wonderful article:

    ''Recent Case Law And Legislation Have Killed Patents'' by Wesley W. Whitmyer Jr., St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reeins LLC, Portfolio Media, republished in Law360, Feb. 12, 2014.

  6. Bernie Madoff before the public lost billions before the world knew the truth one man dared to reveal the DECEPTION a Boston Whistleblower, But some one hi up on the wall street JOURNAL kill the story, and what if no one believed? no one would listen. Well Bernie Madoff went to JAIL

    Advertising limits during children's programming relaxed, License renewal for broadcasters DEREGULATED, Raised limits on how many stations one company could own, Equal air airtime to political candidates no longer required = deceptive advertising of light bulbs, fraudulent nuclear missile contract, $30 million fins for defrauding the defense department, money laundering in sale of military jet engines, toxic contamination of the hudson river, human experiment in nuclear testing, unfair debt collecting practices, guilty of price fixing. ITS ALL ABOUT SELL SELL AND SELL AND KILLING THE MESSENGER THE NEWS PAPER

    1. It is becoming apparent that Bernie Madoff (like AIG, Lehman Bros., Bear Stearns, etc.) was not willing to play the game the Facebook Cartel's way, so they were offered up on the altar of the hip-pocket Mainstream Media for burning at the stake.... and the unsuspecting in U.S. Congress did their bidding. Hopefully Congress has now figured out that they were played like a finely tuned violin.

      The global stock and banking Ponzi schemes that the Cartel are playing pale in comparison to Madoff's. How else did Putin get $51 billion to spend on the Sochi Olympics?

    2. Ha ha ha. The little rich boys are probably getting bored with holding their conspiracy strategy meetings in Davos, Switzerland every year. Sochi promises warmer weather and at least the promise of snow in the mountains. God these people are so obvious now. It's all about them. Let's remember that. Anything they say that sounds reasonable is simple pandering to fool us poor slobbering masses that choose to believe in objective standards... like the U.S. Constitution and the timeless moral standards taught in the Bible.

      Give these attorneys any ethical standards and a bottle of Vodka, and they'll scramble it. Give them power to boot and voile, you have the Obama administration. Bwahahahahahaha Suckers!!!!

  7. Harvard face a unique test: how to balance an academic mission demanding an unfettered flow of information with the need to feed big corporations who are looking for the next big ass-hole: MALCOLM X.

    (COO Sheryl K. Sandberg) serving as a member of the Board of Directors at ABC/Disney. so who shot Aljazeera news J.R.U-ING. MALCOLM X.

    America says it will never be destroyed from the outside, it will be because we destroyed ourselves MALCOLM X.

  8. Received this email post from an Arizona reader (retired CEO from the energy sector):

    If this doesn't show you the total lack of leadership of this President, I don't know what does. Please pass this information to others and think about it before you buy a GE product.

    ----clip from news item---

    Guess Who's Moving

    GE is Moving from Wisconsin. Keep your eye on Waukesha, Wisconsin ......Their biggest employer just moved out.

    General Electric is planning to move its 115-year-old X-ray division from Waukesha, Wis. to Beijing, China.

    In addition to moving the headquarters, the company will invest $2 billion in China
    and train more than 65 engineers and create six research centers. This is the same GE that made $5.1 billion in the United States last year, but paid no taxes - the same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the United States .

  9. Larry Summers + President Barack Obama James W. Breyer Sheryl Sandberg they all know that facebook was stolen they Lawrence Summers who help steal the idea facebook appear to be morally and ethically challenged, Sheryl Sandberg is a major donor and fund raiser for Barack Obama and new that facebook was stolen, Summers was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Bill Clinton and Former Director of Obama's National Economic Council, Lawrence "Larry" Summers, is one of the prime movers in this game Sheryl Sandberg Facebook (low information voter) "likes" are credited with winning obama the rigging of the 2008 and 2012 elections. And were did all the various bailouts, stimuli, money laundering, IPOs go to?

    Mirror Mirror on the wall so tell me obama what dos a slug look like: MALCOLM X.

    Believe it or not, 99 percenters, the 1 percent feels your pain: It suffers from inequality, but it is an extremely comfortable inequality: MALCOLM X.

  10. Subprime mortgages Wall Street's fancy name for junk home loans, HOUSE OF JUNK this article came out in October of 2007 By Allan Sloan. GOLDMAN SACHS was secretly betting on the housing crash a story by Greg Gordon |McClatchy Newspaper Posted on sun, nov. 01 2009, GOLDMAN SACHS was purchasing credit default swaps from AIG Goldman was betting against CDO's it didn't own and get paid when the CDOs failed, And in 2007 Goldman went even further they started selling CDOs specifically designed so that the more money their customers lost the more money GOLDMAN SACHS made. Morgon Stanley was also selling mortgage securities it was betting against The firm achieved its objective, betting against CDOs they had designed with Merill Lynch J.P Morgan and Lehman Brothers. Paulson Bernanke and Tin Geithner forced AIG to pay out 100 cents on the dollar. Paulson and Geithner then forced AIG to surrender its right to sue GOLDMAN SACHS and other banks for FRAUD, OBAMA chose timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary, Willian c. Dudley president of new york fed was former chief economist of GOLDMAN SACHS, Mark Patterson Treasury department a former lobbyist for GOLDMAN SACHS, OBAMA picked Gary Gensler a former GOLDMAN SACHS executive, Martin Feldstein and Laura Tyson are members of OBAMA Economic recovery advisory board, and OBAMA chief economic advisor was Larry SUMMERS

    The 2008 finance crisis was not an accident they where all FUCKING IN ON IT?, SO OBAMA WHO's HOLDING THE FUCKING BAG OBAMA and i though Bush was the DIP-SHIT. And the one country that is taking a big interest in this is IRAN??????? and that is a big holly shit.


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