Carl Bernstein. After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years.
His 25,000-word cover story, published in Rolling Stone on October 20, 1977, is reprinted below. How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters.
Newslogue Debate. I enjoy a good conspiracy theory as much as the next peddler of anti-establishment vitriol.
If you can hold them loosely, conspiracy theories can keep you conceptually and ideologically fluid so you don’t settle into any single set of perceptual or cognitive habits with this political stuff, and as an added bonus they tend to consistently infuriate all the worst kinds of people at all the right times. But this article is not about conspiracy theory. What I’ll be sharing with you here are verifiable matters of public record which I encourage you to independently investigate if anything you read here is new to you. Untitled. "The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media" "The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media" - attributed to Former CIA director, William Colby.
Step 0 - Check to see if it's already been Well, that was easy. Thanks BasqueArch! Step 5 - Single Sentence Debunking "Colby never actually said that, it's a made-up quote". The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know. This article by Professor James Tracy first published in August 2015 is of particular relevance in relation to the “fake news” campaign directed against the alternative media.
In a bitter irony, the media coverup of the CIA’s covert support to Al Qaeda and the ISIS is instrumented by the CIA which also oversees the mainstream media. Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine. When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues.
The CIA & The Media: 50 facts The World Should Know – Collective Evolution. Popular Show "Breaking the Set" Listed as One of the Justifications for Russia Punishment. Washington, D.C. – In what amounts to nothing more than a speculative assessment — which contains no actual evidence of Russian hacking — the much anticipated “Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” report from the Intelligence Community was released yesterday.
The report is sorely lacking in any hard evidence, providing nothing new to support their dubious politicized claims of “Russia hacking the election,” and instead devoting a majority of the report to speculative claims about Russian motives and criticism of the Russian television station RT. As Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity succinctly noted: What’s the $80-plus billion dollar per year US Intelligence Community’s big beef with RT? Taking the IC report to task, McAdams went on to note: Who's the Biggest Peddler of Fake News?
Everyone’s Talking About “Fake News” Everyone’s talking about “fake news” … Google Trends shows that – starting in late October – that phrase absolutely exploded in terms of internet searches: In the last month, Obama, Merkel, CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post and many other mainstream media have warned about the dangers of fake news.
There certainly is a lot of fake news. And some of it is by anti-establishment types trying to discredit American institutions with false reports. Corporate Media Admits Its Own 'Russian Propaganda' Story May Be 'Fake News' Washington, D.C. – In what amounts to the Washington Post attempting to maintain a semblance of credibility after running a propaganda piece labeling numerous websites, including The Free Thought Project, as “Russian propaganda,” Post editors on Wednesday attempted to distance themselves from the story by attaching to the top of the article a disclaimer that among other things claims that the Post cannot “vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s finding regarding any individual media outlet.”
Here is the Editor’s disclaimer recently added to the story: Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. The Anonymous Blacklist Promoted by the Washington Post Has Apparent Ties to Ukrainian Fascism and CIA Spying.
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The CIA and the Press: When the Washington Post Ran the CIA’s Propaganda Network. Image by Nathaniel St.
Clair Last week, the Washington Post published a scurrilous piece by a heretofore obscure technology reporter named Craig Timberg, alleging without the faintest evidence that Russian intelligence was using more than 200 independent news sites to pump out pro-Putin and anti-Clinton propaganda during the election campaign. Under the breathless headline, “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say,” Timberg concocted his story based on allegations from a vaporous group called ProporNot, run by nameless individuals of unknown origin, whom Timberg (cribbing from the Bob Woodward stylesheet) agreed to quote as anonymous sources.
The ultimate weapon against dissent. A lone protester in Dallas for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in 2013.
(LA Times photo) “Now it’s conspiracy – they’ve made that something that should not even be entertained for a minute, that powerful people might get together and have a plan. Doesn’t happen, you’re a kook, you’re a conspiracy buff!” – George Carlin. “Reality” Edited in Real Time: New Tech Shows Why You Can’t Trust Anything You See on the News. By Melissa Dykes | Activist Post Talk about wag the dog. I’m not even sure what to write for a description of the video you are about to watch. So-called “reality” can be edited in real-time. 60 Minutes Casts Snowden, Manning As Traitors. The television program, “60 Minutes,” aired a segment on Sunday in which it assassinated the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, and even went so far as to question their loyalty to America.
The two whistleblowers were compared to the Washington Navy Yard shooter, who killed twelve people. It was part of an examination of what U.S. government officials perceive to be serious flaws in the process by which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reviews security clearances granted to government employees, but the framing made it seem like architects of “insider threat” programs from U.S. security agencies and politicians, who support total surveillance of government employees in the workplace and while they’re at home, had produced the segment. CNN Exposed: Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon Blows The Whistle. Source: www.beforeitsnews.com | Original Post Date: October 7, 2012 –
Media Manipulation of 9/11 Truth. © GoShorty.net In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously ruled for Fox News, saying no rule or law prohibits distorting or falsifying news. Just as Wall Street, war profiteers, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and other corporate favorites steal with impunity, it's OK for America's media to lie. The ruling pertained to a 1996 Jane Akre/Steve Wilson Fox affiliate WTVT, Tampa reports on bovine growth hormone (BGH) dangers, Monsanto's hazardous to human health genetically engineered milk additive. At first, the station loved them. Later, however, Fox executives and their attorneys ordered its reporters to admit falsifying evidence and produce bogus reports on BGH safety. They refused, threatened to inform the FCC, were fired, and sued. Fox appealed and won, the Appellate Court saying Acre wasn't protected under Florida's whistleblower statute, loosely interpreting it to mean employers must violate an adopted "law, rule, or regulation.
" A personal note. Absent was critical debate. How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations. One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”
Newly Published Clinton Email Reveals How Government Manipulates Media. Carey Wedler October 1, 2015 (ANTIMEDIA) Washington D.C. — A Hillary Clinton staffer planted questions in a CBS 60 Minutes interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to email records released this week. Co-Opting Consciousness at Awakening’s Door : Waking Times. Reversing The Edward Bernays Effect.
Bernie Suarez, GuestWaking Times How to end a century of lies and mass mind manipulation ushered in by one man… America has been plagued by a powerful mind control tactic which was suggested, experimented with, and fully implemented over a century ago by a man named Edward Bernays. CIA Admits Using News To Manipulate the USA. 1975 Video: CIA Admits to Congress the Agency Uses Mainstream Media to Distribute Disinfo.
"The Catcher in the Rye": Is Modern 'Culture' a Psy-Op? CIA Manufactued Modern US Literature. Miles Mathis says that what passes for modern culture is essentially mental programming by the CIA, which is an instrument of the Illuminati banking cartel. It was designed to inculcate an essentially satanic (“alienated”)view that human life is meaningless and trivial. Is President Putin the victim of yet another CIA-fabricated internet hoax — ‘Putin is Dead’? The West takes advantage of Putin’s religious downtime by circulating a false story regarding his death, when they know he’s in his annual Lenten period of monastic silence.
Russian President Faces Biggest Challenges Ever In 2015: Decisions About 9/11 Truth And The Ukraine Require Profound Spiritual Contemplation. Is President Putin the victim of yet another CIA-fabricated internet hoax — ‘Putin is Dead’? Inside the Dark Alliance: Gary Webb on the CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Image Credit: San Jose Mercury News. Top US Newsman Brian Williams “Destroyed”, 3 Others Killed Over Obama 9/11 Fears. CNN Article Bashes the Growing Number of People That Question Mass Media. New Bill Legalizes Government Propaganda and Disinformation on American Citizens. The next defense authorization bill to be proposed by the American congress contains a not-so-publicized amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American citizens. The bill would indeed nullify an existing law that (supposedly) protects U.S. audiences from misinformation campaigns conducted by its own government. Now Legal, Declassified Documents Reveal How CIA "Develop" Covert Propaganda "Themes to Push 'Hot Buttons' of Americans”
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