Newly-Declassified Documents Show that CIA Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets

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Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets:

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:


Wikipedia adds details:

After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services.

 

The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) was funded by siphoning off funds intended for the Marshall Plan [i.e. the rebuilding of Europe by the U.S. after WWII]. Some of this money was used to bribe journalists and publishers.

In 2008, the New York Times wrote:

During the early years of the cold war, [prominent writers and artists, from Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to Jackson Pollock] were supported, sometimes lavishly, always secretly, by the C.I.A. as part of its propaganda war against the Soviet Union. It was perhaps the most successful use of “soft power” in American history.

 

A CIA operative told Washington Post owner Philip Graham … in a conversation about the willingness of journalists to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories:

You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.

Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein wrote in 1977:

More than 400 American journalists … in the past twenty?five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters.

 

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In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.

 

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Among the executives who lent their cooperation to the Agency were [the heads of CBS, Time, the New York Times, the Louisville Courier?Journal, and Copley News Service. Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include [ABC, NBC, AP, UPI, Reuters], Hearst Newspapers, Scripps?Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald?Tribune.

 

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There is ample evidence that America’s leading publishers and news executives allowed themselves and their organizations to become handmaidens to the intelligence services. “Let’s not pick on some poor reporters, for God’s sake,” William Colby exclaimed at one point to the Church committee’s investigators. “Let’s go to the managements.

 

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The CIA even ran a formal training program in the 1950s to teach its agents to be journalists. Intelligence officers were “taught to make noises like reporters,” explained a high CIA official, and were then placed in major news organizations with help from management.

 

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Once a year during the 1950s and early 1960s, CBS correspondents joined the CIA hierarchy for private dinners and briefings.

 

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Allen Dulles often interceded with his good friend, the late Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life magazines, who readily allowed certain members of his staff to work for the Agency and agreed to provide jobs and credentials for other CIA operatives who lacked journalistic experience.

 

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In the 1950s and early 1960s, Time magazine’s foreign correspondents attended CIA “briefing” dinners similar to those the CIA held for CBS.

 

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When Newsweek was purchased by the Washington Post Company, publisher Philip L. Graham was informed by Agency officials that the CIA occasionally used the magazine for cover purposes, according to CIA sources. “It was widely known that Phil Graham was somebody you could get help from,” said a former deputy director of the Agency. “Frank Wisner dealt with him.” Wisner, deputy director of the CIA from 1950 until shortly before his suicide in 1965, was the Agency’s premier orchestrator of “black” operations, including many in which journalists were involved. Wisner liked to boast of his “mighty Wurlitzer,” a wondrous propaganda instrument he built, and played, with help from the press.)

 

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In November 1973, after [the CIA claimed to have ended the program], Colby told reporters and editors from the New York Times and the Washington Star that the Agency had “some three dozen” American newsmen “on the CIA payroll,” including five who worked for “general?circulation news organizations.” Yet even while the Senate Intelligence Committee was holding its hearings in 1976, according to high?level CIA sources, the CIA continued to maintain ties with seventy?five to ninety journalists of every description—executives, reporters, stringers, photographers, columnists, bureau clerks and members of broadcast technical crews. More than half of these had been moved off CIA contracts and payrolls but they were still bound by other secret agreements with the Agency. According to an unpublished report by the House Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Representative Otis Pike, at least fifteen news organizations were still providing cover for CIA operatives as of 1976.

 

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Those officials most knowledgeable about the subject say that a figure of 400 American journalists is on the low side ….

 

“There were a lot of representations that if this stuff got out some of the biggest names in journalism would get smeared” ….

An expert on propaganda testified under oath during trial that the CIA now employs THOUSANDS of reporters and OWNS its own media organizations. Whether or not his estimate is accurate, it is clear that many prominent reporters still report to the CIA.

A 4-part BBC documentary called the “Century of the Self” shows that an American – Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays – created the modern field of manipulation of public perceptions, and the U.S. government has extensively used his techniques.

John Pilger is a highly-regarded journalist (the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson remarked, “A country that does not have a John Pilger in its journalism is a very feeble place indeed”). Pilger said in 2007:

We now know that the BBC and other British media were used by the British secret intelligence service MI-6. In what they called Operation Mass Appeal, MI-6 agents planted stories about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, such as weapons hidden in his palaces and in secret underground bunkers. All of these stories were fake.

 

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One of my favorite stories about the Cold War concerns a group of Russian journalists who were touring the United States. On the final day of their visit, they were asked by the host for their impressions. “I have to tell you,” said the spokesman, “that we were astonished to find after reading all the newspapers and watching TV day after day that all the opinions on all the vital issues are the same. To get that result in our country we send journalists to the gulag. We even tear out their fingernails. Here you don’t have to do any of that. What is the secret?”

Nick Davies wrote in the Independent in 2008:

For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.

The sheer ease with which this machinery has been able to do its work reflects a creeping structural weakness which now afflicts the production of our news. I’ve spent the last two years researching a book about falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media.

 

The “Zarqawi letter” which made it on to the front page of The New York Times in February 2004 was one of a sequence of highly suspect documents which were said to have been written either by or to Zarqawi and which were fed into news media.

 

This material is being generated, in part, by intelligence agencies who continue to work without effective oversight; and also by a new and essentially benign structure of “strategic communications” which was originally designed by doves in the Pentagon and Nato who wanted to use subtle and non-violent tactics to deal with Islamist terrorism but whose efforts are poorly regulated and badly supervised with the result that some of its practitioners are breaking loose and engaging in the black arts of propaganda.

 

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The Pentagon has now designated “information operations” as its fifth “core competency” alongside land, sea, air and special forces. Since October 2006, every brigade, division and corps in the US military has had its own “psyop” element producing output for local media. This military activity is linked to the State Department’s campaign of “public diplomacy” which includes funding radio stations and news websites. In Britain, the Directorate of Targeting and Information Operations in the Ministry of Defence works with specialists from 15 UK psyops, based at the Defence Intelligence and Security School at Chicksands in Bedfordshire.

 

In the case of British intelligence, you can see this combination of reckless propaganda and failure of oversight at work in the case of Operation Mass Appeal. This was exposed by the former UN arms inspector Scott Ritter, who describes in his book, Iraq Confidential, how, in London in June 1998, he was introduced to two “black propaganda specialists” from MI6 who wanted him to give them material which they could spread through “editors and writers who work with us from time to time”.

The government is still paying off reporters to spread disinformation. And the corporate media are acting like virtual “escort services” for the moneyed elites, selling access – for a price – to powerful government officials, instead of actually investigating and reporting on what those officials are doing.

One of the ways that the U.S. government spreads propaganda is by making sure that it gets its version out first. For example, the head of the U.S. Information Agency’s television and film division – Alvin A. Snyder – wrote in his book Warriors of Disinformation: How Lies, Videotape, and the USIA Won the Cold War:

All governments, including our own, lie when it suits their purposes. The key is to lie first.

 

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Another casualty, always war’s first, was the truth. The story of [the accidental Russian shootdown of a Korean airliner] will be remembered pretty much the way we told it in 1983, not the way it really happened.

In 2013, the American Congress repealed the formal ban against the deployment of propaganda against U.S. citizens living on American soil. So there’s even less to constrain propaganda than before.

One of the most common uses of propaganda is to sell unnecessary and counter-productive wars. Given that the American media is always pro-war, mainstream publishers, producers, editors, and reporters are willing participants.

It’s not just lying about Saddam’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction … the corporate media is still selling lies to promote war.

Former Newsweek and Associated Press reporter Robert Parry notes that Ronald Reagan and the CIA unleashed a propaganda campaign in the 1980’s to sell the American public on supporting the Contra rebels, utilizing private players such as Rupert Murdoch to spread disinformation. Parry notes that many of the same people that led Reagan’s domestic propaganda effort in the 1980’s are in power today:

While the older generation that pioneered these domestic propaganda techniques has passed from the scene, many of their protégés are still around along with some of the same organizations. The National Endowment for Democracy, which was formed in 1983 at the urging of CIA Director Casey and under the supervision of Walter Raymond’s NSC operation, is still run by the same neocon, Carl Gershman, and has an even bigger budget, now exceeding $100 million a year.

Gershman and his NED played important behind-the-scenes roles in instigating the Ukraine crisis by financing activists, journalists and other operatives who supported the coup against elected President Yanukovych. The NED-backed Freedom House also beat the propaganda drums. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “A Shadow Foreign Policy.”]

Two other Reagan-era veterans, Elliott Abrams and Robert Kagan, have both provided important intellectual support for continuing U.S. interventionism around the world. Earlier this year, Kagan’s article for The New Republic, entitled “Superpowers Don’t Get to Retire,” touched such a raw nerve with President Obama that he hosted Kagan at a White House lunch and crafted the presidential commencement speech at West Point to deflect some of Kagan’s criticism of Obama’s hesitancy to use military force.

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Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is bigger than ever ….

Another key to American propaganda is the constant repetition of propaganda. As Business Insider reported in 2013:

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, a highly-respected officer who released a critical report regarding the distortion of truth by senior military officials in Iraq and Afghanistan ….

From Lt. Col. Davis:

 

In context, Colonel Leap is implying we ought to change the law to enable Public Affairs officers to influence American public opinion when they deem it necessary to “protect a key friendly center of gravity, to wit US national will.”

 

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 appears to serve this purpose by allowing for the American public to be a target audience of U.S. government-funded information campaigns.

 

Davis also quotes Brigadier General Ralph O. Baker — the Pentagon officer responsible for the Department of Defense’s Joint Force Development — who defines Information Operations (IO) as activities undertaken to “shape the essential narrative of a conflict or situation and thus affect the attitudes and behaviors of the targeted audience.”

 

Brig. Gen. Baker goes on to equate descriptions of combat operations with the standard marketing strategy of repeating something until it is accepted:

 

For years, commercial advertisers have based their advertisement strategies on the premise that there is a positive correlation between the number of times a consumer is exposed to product advertisement and that consumer’s inclination to sample the new product. The very same principle applies to how we influence our target audiences when we conduct COIN.

And those “thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs” appear to serve Baker’s strategy, which states: “Repetition is a key tenet of IO execution, and the failure to constantly drive home a consistent message dilutes the impact on the target audiences.”

Government Massively Manipulates the Web, Social Media and Other Forms of Communication

Of course, the Web and social media have become a huge media platform, and the Pentagon and other government agencies are massively manipulating both.

Documents released by Snowden show that spies manipulate polls, website popularity and pageview counts, censor videos they don’t like and amplify messages they do.

The CIA and other government agencies also put enormous energy into pushing propaganda through movies, television and video games.

Cross-Border Propaganda

Propaganda isn’t limited to our own borders …

Sometimes, the government plants disinformation in American media in order to mislead foreigners. For example, an official government summary of America’s overthrow of the democratically-elected president of Iran in the 1950′s states, “In cooperation with the Department of State, CIA had several articles planted in major American newspapers and magazines which, when reproduced in Iran, had the desired psychological effect in Iran and contributed to the war of nerves against Mossadeq” (page x).

The CIA has also bribed leading foreign journalists.

And CNN accepted money from the brutal Bahrani dictatorship to run pro-monarchy propaganda.

Everyone Who Challenges the Status Quo Is Labeled As a Purveyor of “Fake News” … Or Worse

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the freedom of the press from censorship by government.

Indeed, the entire reason that it’s unlawful for the government to stop stories from being printed is because that would punish those who criticize those in power.

Why? Because the Founding Father knew that governments (like the British monarchy) will always crack down on those who point out that the emperor has no clothes.

But the freedom of the press is under massive attack in America today …

For example, the powers-that-be argue that only highly-paid corporate media shills who will act as stenographers for the fatcats should have the constitutional protections guaranteeing freedom of the press.

A Harvard law school professor argues that the First Amendment is outdated and should be abandoned.

When financially-savvy bloggers challenged the Federal Reserve’s policy, a Fed official called all bloggers stupid and unqualified to comment.

And the government is treating the real investigative reporters like criminals … or even terrorists:

  • The government admits that journalists could be targeted with counter-terrorism laws (and here). For example, after Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and others sued the government to enjoin the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans – the judge asked the government attorneys 5 times whether journalists like Hedges could be indefinitely detained simply for interviewing and then writing about bad guys. The government refused to promise that journalists like Hedges won’t be thrown in a dungeon for the rest of their lives without any right to talk to a judge
  • In an effort to protect Bank of America from the threatened Wikileaks expose of the bank’s wrongdoing, the Department of Justice told Bank of America to a hire a specific hardball-playing law firm to assemble a team to take down WikiLeaks (and see this)

Postscript: See this and this.

 

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Grandad Grumps's picture

We tend to get bogged down in the tactical and whatever is in front of our nose at the time. We are obsessed with "what" and sometimes "how", but rarely do we get up to 30,000 ft and ask "why?".

If the evidence has not shown you that there are powers in this world that not only prey on humans, but also control us like their personal slaves ... and slave armies, always fighting each other, then you have not been paying attention. The evidence says that it is more than the deep state. The power seems to work in cincert with the deep state, most likely directing it to do its bidding and to provide human labor, insight and creativity.... things the power lacks.

There have been many names for this power and it was not always here.

CAPT DRAKE's picture

I am completely shocked by this story.  Surely it is incorrect, and our wonderful journos are of the highest integrity and trustworthiness.   

Ha ha ha ha he he he he.  They are the lowest form of fucking scum.  Willing to sell out the truth for a very few dimes, and produce lies that help only the elite rulers.  

Pitchman's picture
Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?

Why isn’t the MSM interested in the Awan Brothers: the three IT specialists fired for rooting through House Democrats’ sensitive files?

Inflection Point:

On February 25th in “Judge Napolitano: Revenge of the Deep State” I called the Russian hack promotion a ruse. Why? First, there was no evidence. Second, it was a diversion. If these Hezbollah connected IT specialist, with top security admin level access to the House Permanent Select Committee, Home Land Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs computers, were Russians working for Republican leaders, there would be nonstop coverage.

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Since Donald Trump took office there has been ubiquitous media coverage of what can most properly be termed crap....

It’s not so surprising those outlets spend time on contrivances. Without The Russians! and those vaporous Trump abuses calling forth the echoes of Hitler and his brownshirts, airtime and column space might have to be devoted to other stories which would be less useful to the various narratives being concocted in New York and Washington editorial conference rooms.

One such inconvenient story is that of the Awan brothers.

Oh, you don’t know who the Awan brothers are? That’s also not surprising.

See and read more here: Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?

 

Smiddywesson's picture

How to spot a CIA site? If they heavily censor, or close down the comments, you know they've been bought.  No comments, no truth.

Theremustbeanotherway's picture

...as a Brit ..I'm delighted that "The Donald" has banded the BBC "Baarstarreds" along with CNN etc as fake news!!  

Theremustbeanotherway's picture

Well, well ...such a shock...not. Yet again the tin foil hatters are right! 

Because of course conspiracies exist so rarely in the real world.

Next it will come out that what Joe Public were told about 9 11 was a crock of cr*p..... and the fairies didn't take down building 7? Who can forget the British Bullsh*itting Club's starring role in this!

amanfromMars's picture

So, the worlds you all live in are virtual media constructs ....... fake realities which simple questions of truth will easily and quickly destroy? Yes, that sounds  just about right, and the Great Game to be playing in order to lead and take command and control of the future from that which is long past its best and unfit for Greater IntelAIgent Game purpose.

Where do you imagine that Game and those leaders play to their hearts content? And does the fool think, and presume to be able to compete and oppose that which is planned for presentation/zeroday trading?

Solio's picture

Mind Simply Mush

The Gray Man's picture

Why is there so much social strife and chaos in America today? It's complicated, but to start finding the answer, you must first look at two major factors:

1. Forced proximity of diverse cultures with no outlet.

https://freeamericannational.blogspot.com/2017/02/dcfpw.html?m=1

2. The breakdown of the traditional family unit.

https://freeamericannational.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-stability-of-socie...

This is our near future:

https://freeamericannational.blogspot.com/2017/02/balkanization.html?m=1

https://20committee.com/2015/03/02/yugoslavias-warning-to-america/

Kat Daddy's picture

GW, one of the best bloggers, along with Corbett Report and Truthstream Media.  Well reasearched, no personal opinion, just the facts.

ZH FNG's picture

Obviously "fake news."

Let's wait to hear what Anderson Cooper, John Stewart,  Rosie O'Donnell,  Sean Penn, Barbara Streisand, Merrill Streep, Michael Moore, CNN, Washington Post and the NYT have to say before we start believing the last 50 years of facts.

Next ZH is going to try to deceive us into believing that our independent free press tried to get HilLIARy elected.

 

:-D

MemyselfandI's picture

Wasn't that massive FAG Anderson (my Mommy is richer than yours) Cooper a former CIA intern? 

Another regional indian.'s picture

Every single intelligence agency in every single country has some influence in the media. Heck the russian media is entirely controlled by the kremlin, same with china where its govt controls it. But in democracies media atleast retains some independance.

jughead's picture

and the easter bunny is real too.  Pull your head out of your ass and observe the real world without the filter of your rose-colored belly button window. 

Wild E Coyote's picture

You can buy a CIA agent for less than a call girl.
In fact some vague promises from well placed politician would do.

monad's picture

Now figure out who manipulates the CIA.

Iamanisland's picture

It be the bankers - "All wars are bankers wars." (Not my quote)

goober's picture

Excellent read GW ! This is all about the creation of many illusions with the sole intent and purpose to mind fuck the populace. Simple as that and it has only gotten far worse in the last 8 years. We have seen a huge increse in the police state and the militarization of police under BHO and crew and at the same time a much greater divide between the races has been deliberately ramped up. Why is the violence in Chicago and all the other democrat run cities with large black populations far worse than it has ever been ? And why has Barrack Hussein Obama done zero to correct any of it and in fact has helped to create it ?

This answers much of what we see today and goes right along with GWs article   http://www.downtoearththinking.com/our-government-created-google-and-fac... This is a very in depth and informative read. Some of it written by a recent Google engineeer who's job was to figure out ways to mind fuck the populace so they had no idea they were being mind fucked. This was Obamas change and it has infected many millions of people. I fully realize it all goes back further , but BHO and crew and the democrats put it all on steroids and how many times have they all been caught telling massive lies ? CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA, NIA, IRS and every other control mechanism agency has been completely infected with people that are all about undermining every liberty, basic right and freedom so you can be controlled easily !  Journalism is a serious bad joke these days.

Ckierst1's picture

Yeah, but don't forget that it takes two parties full of neos, statists, globalists and big gummint people to get us into the treasonous mess we're in today.  They are even co-opting 3rd and 4th parties with their shills and plants as evidenced by recent elections.  It should be treason to propagandize the citizenry.  You can't trust the government to even report.  Everything they do or get other entities to do needs to be accountable and auditable.

Northern Flicker's picture

How about this story. "The government took most of our money and spent it on war toys, which they played with in the ME and elsewhere, while they got richer and we got poorer."

buttmint's picture

George Washington---we love your true investigative journalism---keep up fine work!

LA_Goldbug's picture

The Nobel Prize is used for the same purpose. The Oscar, The Pulitzer Prize etc ...... are emblems of UNTOUCHABILITY and hence having the Teflon coating resistance to criticism. From there the Masses are molded without much resistance.

Looking back, ONLY NOW can I see how I have been manipulated to BELIEVE that so and so was "The greatest artist" , "The greatest physicist", "The greatest singer" ...... Go ahead, look back at tapes, articles, art work etc. of the GREAtest and see what you think.

The latest DISCOVERY for me has been Paul Simon, whom I watched on one of the first SNL episodes in the 1970's. He sucks. His music is sorry ass depressing crap. But if you,

"For years, commercial advertisers have based their advertisement strategies on the premise that there is a positive correlation between the number of times a consumer is exposed to product advertisement and that consumer’s inclination to sample the new product. The very same principle applies to how we influence our target audiences when we conduct COIN."

in the end a "Star is Born." Check out Andy Kaufmann in those SNL episodes. The guy is crap BUT HE IS from the right Tribe. THAT IS THE SECRET of Success. Not talent.

Another regional indian.'s picture

Given than its their money that built the network, dont they have the right to hire their own people?

Olympus Mons is not a Volcano's picture

 

There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph. - Joseph Goebbels

SmittyinLA's picture

Eventually the CIA said "fuck it" and just bought the Washington Post outright and Jamie Gorelick gave Bezos the cash with the NSA Amazon subsidies.

Pa Kettle's picture

See the name "Kay Graham" of the Washington Post? That's the Operation Mockingbird whoring publication that created a complete fiction that the world believes as "The Official Story" of Watergate. Read the astonishing 600-page book "Watergate: The Hoax" to how much the CIA and it's Operation Mockingbird mouthpieces made fools of the American people, of Congress, and of the whole world.

American Snipper's picture

Cut 100% funding, fire them all and do extreme vetting on new hires...

DaBard51's picture

Global Villager #1: "How do you know that's true?"

Global Villager #2: "I read it on the Internet, ZeroHedge."

Global Villager #1: "Can you show me?"

Global Villager #2: "Only if AWS S3 is operational."

 

When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

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UnclePhester (not verified) Mar 1, 2017 12:13 AM

If it's Run By Jews, It's FAKE NEWS

Another regional indian.'s picture

Even before it was run by jews, it was fake news. Non-jew media owners of media, arent paragons of honesty either.

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

Thanks GW for your diligence in bringing these well researched and documented facts to our attention.
You are truly, the Sherman Skolnick of our day...may he RIP.

AlbertthePudding's picture

NOw there is Amazon Google Facebook Twitter Insragram etc etc ..its just gotten worse.

FIAT CON's picture

Governments believe they should be able to lie, cheat, steel and kill any time they want, to as many as they want, and then they look at all of us and say "now boys and girls you should never lie, cheat, steel especially kill. Enough already, tell the children the truth, tell everyone the truth, if you want to get ahead in the world you must get good at lying, ect.... and especially killing! 

If we were like the .gov, we would have exterminated them all by now.

 

Duc888's picture

Why is this even "declassified" the CIA has bragged about this for the last 20 years.

Most all towns with pop 50K have full fledged CIA assets in the Police Dept.  For fucks sake people, get a clue. 

shovelhead's picture

Holy Cow!

I had no idea. Lucky you're here to help us out. You must be some kind of genius.

Thanks.

FIAT CON's picture

So you see, the plan was, is and will always be, to control and spy on the masses, so as to have total control of what the sheeple read to control what they think!

I think this is a crime against mankind. You know all the EU .govs are doing the same thing, Total Control of the Masses. No matter what the cost.

 I really believe with the internet, in time all of the wrongdoings  by gov's will be exposed and they will be removed. I think this is what they are very very afraid of, as we are witnessing with the wiki leaks doc's and the project Veritos hidden videos, even A guy named George webb on you tube, he is doing a rather ineteresting investigation to some of Hitlery's crime and others she plays with.

 The problem with weapons is sooner or later your foes get to use, the latest and greatest weapon you used on them, on you.

 

Common_Law's picture

The book by the now dead journalist about the CIA bribing foreign journalists will be available in English soon.

https://www.amazon.com/Journalists-Hire-How-Buys-News/dp/1944505474/ref=...

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PoasterToaster (not verified) Feb 28, 2017 9:42 PM

Good list.  It's old.  Need a current list please.

samuraitrader's picture

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle....I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. ” - President Thomas Jefferson, 1807

divingengineer's picture

If you don't read the newspapers your uninformed, if you do read the newspapers you're misinformed.
~Twain

TeethVillage88s's picture

Huston We have a problem 64n6l4nd Feb 28, 2017 8:31 PM(Zerohedge Editors/Moderators).

- Aesop's fables holy shit!
- Joseph Alsop, Publishers' Newspaper Syndicate (Mafia)
- Stewart Alsop, Saturday Evening Post

If you can't see the Linguistic Links here... Jeez

VWAndy's picture

 Iwonder if there really is anything that can be done that will turn the tide. We were much closer to getting our shit together before silly season sucked everyone in. Again.

DuneCreature's picture

It is all by design. ..... The spooks (a faction thereof) and AI AL are about to collapse the Internet. ... Call it 'induced social chaos' with the commerce side still somewhat functional (they hope).

A big electronic lobotomy for everyone not paying attention.

It should be interesting, to say the least.

I call it Plan Z because it sounds pretty desperate to me. I think this will be where the iPhones get put away and the guns come out of the woodwork.

Live Hard, It Might Be Nice In A Way If You Live 'Out Of The Way'... I Know I'm Tired Of Watching Stupid Limp Along On Life Support, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

divingengineer's picture

I'm curious, with no signals to monitor, what exactly is the NSA going to do with their data centers?

That would be plan Z.

And there would be no saving commerce, BTW.

DuneCreature's picture

That's why they don't want the Internet shut down. They want it scrambled and fragmented so that no groups can build solidarity or effective communications. ...... Of course, they want commerce up and running too. Bezo does, and the banks want it up long enough to suck the last drops of blood and value out of the middle class, if possible.

But they also realize the net can be dangerous to them. ... They have AI AL monitoring the chatter and it can adjust the chaos to just the right level to walk the edge of usefulness to We The People.

A flat playing field it isn't. AI AL is always one step ahead with better intel and meme development

Live Hard, Google Isn't Just Marketing You A New Set Of Tires, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

fleur de lis's picture

What is AI AL?

AI is probably Artificial Intelligence but whatever.

Thanks.

AKKadian's picture

So, the Ministry of Propaganda really is just an arm of the CIA. No way, yes way! Walter, when you report JFK is dead show some emotion, will you. Look sad, cry what ever it takes. Ugly people these CIA types.!!!

WTFUD's picture

A few car-bombs aimed at Newspaper Proprietors , Editors and Senior Management ( why leave it at this shower of shit? ) might get the Message across although Murdoch & his Ilk's solvency might beat us to it.

Reaper's picture

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The CIA our protector not. The MSM our protector not. Government is our freedom of the press protector not. Power corrupts. Money corrupts. Trust is our fool's opiate.