"Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery , video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized ..."
"Aug 15, 2012 - NEW YORK Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP agreed to take over photo agency Getty Images Inc from Hellman & Friedman LLC in a $3.3 billion deal, betting on growing demand for online images as the media industry shifts away from print. ... "We will harness Carlyle's financial ..."
"Aug 15, 2012 - FORTUNE -- The Carlyle Group (cg, +0.93%) today announced that it has agreed to acquire stock imagery company Getty Images for $3.3 ..."
The Iron Triangle - The Carlyle Group Exposed
Carlyle: A Democrat & Republican Venture
"Carlyle was founded in 1987 as an investment banking boutique by five original partners with backgrounds in finance and government: William E. Conway, Jr., Stephen L. Norris, David M. Rubenstein, Daniel A. D'Aniello and Greg Rosenbaum. The founding partners named the firm after the Carlyle Hotel in New York City where Norris and Rubenstein had often met to discuss the formation of their new investment business. Rubenstein, who was a Washington-based lawyer, had worked in the Carter Administration. "
"Get" Ready For Getty Images!
Guess who owns the stock photo house Getty Images?
The Carlyle Group does.
Getty Images was founded by a member of the oil baron Getty family and then was sold off to the Carlyle Group. The same people who profit from it all, also prove the "visual evidence", or rather the visual propaganda to agitate the mass public into supporting even more war and ensuing laws. Images and talk of war gets us the mass human resource to turn the wheel of industry and it always has. The world is run by an elite class of international banking managers who work for old world money and not for any of us. Nation states and other such borders are artifice, constructs designed to keep us, the mass human resource, in our place.
Real war need never be fought. The illusion of war is all the governments of the world need in order to control and herd the mass public like these institutions have always done.
War will never end. There can be no world peace. War is less real than some might think, but the illusion must be maintained for all time, or the wheel of industry will cease turning and governmental artifices will be allowed to crumble into the piles of rubble and ruin they deserve to. We need a lot less banker controlled centralized government and a lot more local and simple bureaucratic control over our lives. Wars keep us tied to an inhuman tax based wage slave system. Wars get us to work towards building new civilizations and adopting new cultural paradigms.
Major sources of information and mainstream sources of entertainment have always been controlled by those with motive to use such medium to propagate lies in place of reality.
" "[It's] not just for publishers or advertisers—it's for anyone who wants to use it," explained Getty Images CMO Susan Smith Ellis. "We do custom work as well. … All of our photographers have 360 cameras. So they are shooting everything … the 180,000 events that we cover in news, sports and entertainment—all of that is shot in 360 as well. But we can also do bespoke assignments for advertisers, publishers or anyone who would want to hire us."
Some of her team's VR custom work so far includes toy brand Mattel and Google Expeditions, which is an education-focused initiative for the search giant. The company wouldn't name publisher partners for its newly created division Getty Images Virtual Reality Group. But it's not hard to imagine the likes of The New York Times and CNN—which have declared VR initiatives—utilizing the service.
Watch Smith Ellis in the video above explain the origins of the program, why content creators could soon increasingly employ the service and how the 21st Century medium fits into the Cannes Lions scene this year. "
“Virtual Reality is completely transforming the way we view and experience world events.”
"The formation of Getty’s Virtual Reality Group comes after the creation of two partnerships that almost certainly helped lay the groundwork for it. In June 2015 Getty Images formed an agreement with Oculus Rift to make its 360 imagery available for users of the Oculus platform, and only last month Getty Images agreed to supply hi-res VR content from events for Google Expeditions.
“Virtual Reality is completely transforming the way we view and experience world events.”
But though these deals were important, the seeds of this launch were planted four years ago when Getty first began a focused stockpiling 360° and Gigapixel images. They specifically took advantage of their position as the Official Photographic Agency of the 2012 London Olympics to experiment with their new equipment. Having become fully acquainted with the kit and its capabilities they’ll be outfitting every one of their photographers at the Rio Olympics this Summer with 360-degree cameras.
Some may take the opinion that Getty could be jumping on the VR bandwagon a little hard. Part of statement by their CEO, Dawn Airey that “The technology is still in its infancy – as are the business models addressing how to use it” does indeed imply a “Well we’ve got to try do something with this” approach. However, Hugh Pinney, Getty’s Vice President of Editorial Content provides a far more inviting sales pitch: “The diverse range of 360-degree content that we produce – from the red carpet to the stadiums of the world’s biggest sporting events and the frontline of conflict – allows people to access information and experiences that were previously off limits.” Pinney goes on to say that “Virtual Reality is completely transforming the way we view and experience world events.”
The Carlyle Group
"The Carlyle Group is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation. As one of the largest private equity and alternative investment firms in the world, Carlyle specializes in four key business areas: corporate private equity, real assets, global market strategies, and investment solutions.
Carlyle's corporate private equity business has been one of the largest investors in leveraged buyout transactions over the decade 2004–2014 (or perhaps 2000–2010), while its real estate business has actively acquired commercial real estate. Since its inception, Carlyle has at various times had investments in companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Dex Media, Dunkin' Brands, Freescale Semiconductor, Getty Images, HCR Manor Care, Hertz, Kinder Morgan, Nielsen, and United Defense.
Carlyle was founded in 1987 in Washington D.C. by William E. Conway Jr., Daniel A. D'Aniello, and David Rubenstein and currently operates with more than 1,700 employees across 35 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Over the course of two decades, Carlyle has amassed a portfolio of $193 billion in assets under management across 130 funds and 156 fund of fund vehicles and has made investments in more than 200 companies and more than 250 real estate investments. In 2012, Carlyle completed a $700 million initial public offering and began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange on May 3, 2012.
According to a 2015 ranking called the PEI 300 based on capital raised over the last five years, Carlyle was ranked No. 1 as the largest private equity firm in the world."
Donald Duck & Cover Trump, a Game Show Host Live Action Cartoon Character in a Long Line of Many
All high level "world leaders" and other high level politicians, news media persona and celebrity belong to a club the rest of us do not. These people tend to attend the same elite level Universities and they tend to join the same elite level fraternal orders. They join the same country clubs, and vacation and golf together. They attend each others weddings.
Getty Images: Stock Photography & Fake Images of War
Huge photoshopped clouds of smoke are sure signs of photo fakery. Getty Images provides photographs to the various news outlets. These photos are then uncritically run with the AP and Reuters News Feed style stories. This is what modern propaganda looks like.
The Carlyle Group: The Carter and Bush Administration Are Friends
""Carlyle was founded in 1987 as an investment banking boutique by five original partners with backgrounds in finance and government: William E. Conway, Jr., Stephen L. Norris, David M. Rubenstein, Daniel A. D'Aniello and Greg Rosenbaum. The founding partners named the firm after the Carlyle Hotel in New York City where Norris and Rubenstein had often met to discuss the formation of their new investment business. Rubenstein, who was a Washington-based lawyer, had worked in the Carter Administration. "
Carlyle has been profiled in two notable documentaries: Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and William Karel's The World According to Bush.
In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore makes nine allegations concerning the Carlyle Group. Moore focused on Carlyle's connections with George H. W. Bush and his Secretary of State James Baker, both of whom had at times served as advisers to the firm. The movie quotes author Dan Briody, who claimed that the Carlyle Group "gained" from the September 11 attacks because it owned United Defense, a military contractor, although the firm’s $11 billion Crusader artillery rocket system developed for the United States Army is one of the few weapons systems cancelled by the Bush administration. A Carlyle spokesman noted in 2003 that its 7% interest in defense industries was far less than several other Private equity firms. Carlyle also has provided detail on its links with the Bin Laden family, specifically the relatively minor investments by an estranged half brother.
In The World According to Bush, William Karel interviewed Frank Carlucci to discuss the presence of Shafiq bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's estranged brother, at Carlyle's annual investor conference while the September 11 attacks were occurring.
Notable employees and advisors
The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors."
"In 1995, Mark Getty and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Klein co-founded Getty Investments LLC. Mark Getty is the company's chairman.
In September 1997, Getty Communications, as it was called at the time, merged with PhotoDisc, Inc. to form Getty Images.
In April 2003, Getty Images entered into a partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) to market each other's images.
Getty Images acquired the Michael Ochs Archives in February 2007. The Michael Ochs Archives were described by The New York Times as "the premier source of musician photography in the world".
In 2008, the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman (H&F) acquired Getty Images.
In 2012, H&F put Getty up for sale. As of the ensuing sale to Carlyle Group, the company was said to have an archive that included 80 million stills and illustrations.
In 2015, Jonathan Klein became the company's chairman and Dawn Airey was hired as Chief executive officer (CEO) of Getty Images."
" Norris and D'Aneillo had previously worked together at Marriott Corporation while Conway was a finance executive at MCI Communications. Of the founding five partners Rubenstein, Conway and D'Aneillo remain active in the business while Rosenbaum left in the first year and Norris departed in 1995. Carlyle was founded with $5 million of financial backing from T. Rowe Price, Alex. Brown & Sons, First Interstate Equities, and the Richard King Mellon family.
In the late 1980s, Carlyle raised capital on a deal-by-deal basis to pursue leveraged buyout investments including a failed takeover battle for Chi-Chi's. The firm raised its first dedicated buyout fund with $100 million of investor commitments in 1990. In its early years, Carlyle also advised in transactions including a $500 million investment by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family, in Citigroup in 1991."
"Mark Harris Getty, KBE (born July 9, 1960) is a British-born Irish businessman and co-founder of Getty Images. A member of the Getty family, which originally made its money from oil, he is the son of American-British billionaire philanthropist Sir John Paul Getty, Jr."
The News Journalist is The Real Terrorist
News from Nowhere: Television and the News
"In an age when the American public relies more on television for its news than any other medium, Edward Jay Epstein's detailed, probing analysis of the decision-making process in network news organizations has achieved the status of a classic. Mr. Epstein shows how internal corporate policy and budget requirements shape the direction of television news coverage. What we see on the network evening news, he demonstrates, does not mirror reality because TV's essential aim is not to inform but to excite viewers enough to induce them to "stay tuned." "The best book ever written about any aspect of television." Richard Schickel. "The book is burnished with insights on virtually every page. Epstein's analysis seems to me incontestable, and is offered with great cogency, elegance, and sophistication." Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University. "A complex, fascinating book....Mr. Epstein shows that no educated citizen should rely exclusively or principally on TV news, but also that none should fail to watch it." Wall Street Journal." "
"This detailed, probing analysis of the decision-making process of network news organizations has achieved the status of a classic. What we see on the network evening news, Mr. Epstein demonstrates does not mirror reality because TV's essential aim is not to inform but to excite viewers enough to induce them to "stay tuned." "The best book ever written about any aspect of television."-Richard Schickel. With a new Introduction by the author."