A 1998 NBC cartoon has surfaced recently which exposes the truth about the consolidation of media, media censorship, war profiteering and election rigging.
Originally aired on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and titled ‘Conspiracy Theory Rock‘ the cartoon was quickly banned, as it was deemed “too offensive” for the network.
According to the video’s description:
“The 1998 Robert Smigel animated short film “Conspiracy Theory Rock”, part of a March 1998 “TV Funhouse” segment, has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared. Michaels claimed the edit was done because it “wasn’t funny”. The film is a scathing critique of corporate media ownership, including NBC’s ownership by General Electric/Westinghouse.”
The merit of this hilarious cartoon is not in whether it was banned or not. It’s merit is in its brutally truthful commentary of the incestuous relationship between national media, politics, and war-profiteering.
Most importantly, it reminds us that those who work in the high offices of the big networks, those who produce the programs that make it on the air, and those artists who contribute their creativity to the networks, all know just how broken and corrupt the media industry is.
Yet, they continue to choose to participate, self-censoring as necessary to stay on the team. They all know the truth.