Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Nation: Hard Enough Left To Distrust the CIA

12/15/16 The Nation:
Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value?
Despite the CIA’s uninspiring record for the past 70 years, the media are defending the agency for all it’s worth.
In 1977, Carl Bernstein published an exposé of a CIA program known as Operation Mockingbird, a covert program involving, according to Bernstein, “more than 400 American journalists who in the past 25 years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bernstein found that in “many instances” CIA documents revealed that “journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.”
And they go on to point out how baseless these off-the-record claims are that the lamestream media are peddling.

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