It is exceedingly rare for a major congressional committee to hold hearings on “corporate greed” leading to corporate profiteering and surging prices on consumer goods. On April 5, 2022, Senate Budget Chairman, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) chartered uncensored territory on corporate avarice with a lead witness, former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Although the hearing covered bread and butter issues, the mainstream corporate media ignored it. Massive coverage of the war in Ukraine does not offend advertisers, while the corporate war on consumers directly involves corporate advertisers.
Corporate greed takes hundreds of thousands of American lives every year (think the opioid disaster, the tobacco cancer business, the toxins in the air and water), not to mention injuries and illnesses stemming from corporations that put extra profit over concerns about public health and safety.Corporate Media Ignores Senate Hearing on Corporate Greed and Inflation – Ralph Nader
But news about corporations and sociopathic billionaires at the top of them killing millions of people is not allowed to be mass media ‘news’, because it offends the ‘super rich’, who cannot stand anyone talking about them in other than positive glowing terms.
After all, it is billionaires who OWN the mass media and social media.