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A FYI post on operation mockingbird

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  • A FYI post on operation mockingbird

    I ran across this article this morning in doing research.

    This article is the most complete collection of information on the collusion between the CIA and the media I've seen in one spot. It traces out the roots of the program and gives a thorough history of this collusion. It demonstrates how just how much control the CIA has exerted over corporate media for many decades. It started with the OSS and the entire project was moved into the CIA when the OSS was gotten rid of and replaced by the CIA. That's a history going back to WW2. So, it tells us that the vast majority of people alive today have never experienced a media that wasn't under complete control in their lifetimes. If you don't find that scary, I don't know what will scare you. It means William Casey's comments to Ronald Reagan about the CIA's job of making sure that everything the American public believes is false will be the successful completion of the CIA's mission.

    I learned a lot from this article. I've read a lot of what is said here before in my research, but I've never run across such a thorough documentation of the CIA's malice in one place. It's a gold mine for understanding how we've all be manipulated and thought controlled for all of our lives.

    I really hope that you will read this completely documented article no matter what your political persuasion for the only way we get our country back from those destroying it and our liberty is the power that comes from knowledge.

    If we don't know where we've been we cannot know where we are headed.

    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.
    by Prof. James F. Tracy, Global Research
    When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.”
    This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.
    Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.”
    These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.

    Further, why do prominent US journalists routinely fail to question other deep events that shape America’s tragic history over the past half century, such as the political assassinations of the 1960s, or the central role played by the CIA major role in international drug trafficking?
    Popular and academic commentators have suggested various reasons for the almost universal failure of mainstream journalism in these areas, including newsroom sociology, advertising pressure, monopoly ownership, news organizations’ heavy reliance on “official” sources, and journalists’ simple quest for career advancement.
    There is also, no doubt, the influence of professional public relations maneuvers. Yet such a broad conspiracy of silence suggests another province of deception examined far too infrequently — specifically the CIA and similar intelligence agencies’ continued involvement in the news media to mold thought and opinion in ways scarcely imagined by the lay public.
    The following historical and contemporary facts–by no means exhaustive–provides a glimpse of how the power such entities possess to influence if not determine popular memory and what respectable institutions deem to be the historical record.
    The 50 facts about the CIA and the rest of the article is found here

    “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
    ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

    “One and God make a majority.”
    ― Frederick Douglass