I love Disney. I grew up with their magical movies and that little castle lighting up my screen. I have always heard that only 6 companies own the vast majority of all the networks, which is incredibly disturbing and an excellent example of Dahrendorf. The impact the media has on people’s lives is overwhelming and the fact that only 6 companies, 6 white, elite males own all the media, which sends endless messages into our little minds. According to this convenient Wikipedia page along with several other sites Disney owns ABC, ESPN, A and E and several other networks including some news networks. Disney owning such networks as ESPN does not really bother me, but Disney owning news networks I find fairly disturbing much like 6 men owning the vast majority of televised media. I am sure that Disney owns so many more things it would blow my mind. The main point though is that so few people own so much of everything. 1% own almost all the wealth in this country and the rest of us just beat up on each other while the elite continue to thrive. It is sad and disturbing. Another example is Google with their endless monitoring of everyone’s motions and thoughts. These examples along with the empire that is Disney all follow along with Dahrendorf and his theory of how it all seems to be owned by the same people where we just seem to be stuck following along the lines. It all appears to be an incredible strategy to keep those on top and keep everyone down.