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Press and Media Coverups
· The revelations of
a. PAO now has relationships with reporters from every major
The document also describes the CIA's ongoing contacts with academics. For more information about the CIA and academia, see also the CIA on Campus site.
· A good example of the mainstream press not publicizing, minimizing, and misreporting important information related to intelligence matters is the matter of the CIA's involvement with drug trafficking. This is an article by Norman Solomon from the Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) web site, "Snow Job: The Establishment's Papers Do Damage Control for the CIA." [*] There are two sidebars to the article: "That Delusional Mindset" [*] concerns media insinuations that black people are simply paranoid about the CIA, and "Our Man at the Post" [*] is about Walter Pincus at the Washington Post.,
· This is an article by Alex Constantine on the CIA's Operation Mockingbird [*] which infiltrated and influenced news organizations inside the
· It was not just the press that the CIA set out to influence during the Cold War (and afterward, unless you believe all of this magically stopped sometime). The goal was to influence the entire culture in a way that benefited those in charge. Here are some reviews of the book The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters by Frances Stonor Saunders. First is one by James Petras [*] at The Monthly Review. Next is a copy of a review (here is another copy) by Laurence Zuckerman from The New York Times. Here also is a review by Jeff Sharlet [*] at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Yes, the CIA really applied Orwellian tactics to Orwell's literature. They really supported abstract painting in the hopes of supplanting other art with political content. Do you think they would somehow not tamper with popular art and music?
· This article at Parascope on Operation Mongoose [*] shows the extent to which the CIA, often via its press proxies, employs symbolism and cultural analysis to influence populations. This particular example deals with
During Operation Mongoose, Patchell reported, the CIA "decided that the 'worm' is preferable to the 'fish' and that it has been popularized by Castro and we should take advantage of it." (Castro had derided opponents of the revolutionary government as "gusanos" -- worms.) By late 1962 the CIA was pushing the slogan "Gusano Libre!" -- Free Worm! -- in its broadcasts to
Patchell suggested using catch-phrases such as "the worm will turn" to bolster the propaganda pitch. He also recommended using bible verses to spread the message, such as this quote from the book of Isaiah: "Their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched."
· Media critics have voiced concern in the last few years about the increasing concentration of media ownership to a few mega-corporations. Here is a story from The Independent,
· This article by Noam Chomsky, "Propaganda, American-style," [*] gives his observations on the system of thought control in the
One reason that propaganda often works better on the educated than on the uneducated is that educated people read more, so they receive more propaganda. Another is that they have jobs in management, media, and academia and therefore work in some capacity as agents of the propaganda system -- and they believe what the system expects them to believe. By and large, they're part of the privileged elite, and share the interests and perceptions of those in power.