To my suprise a search of the SDMB thread titles for “control media” yielded no results.
I’m inclined to disbelieve that Jewish control of the media exists as some sort of conspiracy in any meaningful sense. Certainly not in the “Elders of Zion” sense; most likely not in the “subtle bias in favor of Israel sense”. Then I read pieces like this by people who are supposed to be credible like Grace Halsell where the conspiracy aspect fails to be confirmed, but the bias as a result of well-meaning Jews stifles debate and communication.
Even though such pieces still don’t make me buy into the Jew-controlled-media hypothesis, the hypothesis is never actually argued against. It’s usually just blown off with “that’s just the ‘Jews control the media’ stuff we’ve all heard before”. I’ve got to admit that the Halsell essay linked above is pretty powerful. It seems to be the only piece of credible evidence I’ve come across when it comes to this question. Or maybe she’s a big, fat liar.
So here’s what I propose: I would like for you to convince me of one of four things: 1. Jews control the media in a coordinated conspiracy, or 2. Jews control the media but there is no conspiracy, or 3. the Jews don’t control the media, or 4. some other hypothesis appropriate to my remarks above (e.g. the pro-Israel bias is the result of the purchasing power of Christian fundamentalists, or there is no bias and the media constantly harp on the hundred or so UN resolutions censuring Israel, etc.).