Operation Mockingbird is Alive and Well

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Operation Mockingbird (or its 2013 equivalent) is alive and well. Last night I spent several hours on the Yahoo news site posting the message below at hundreds of articles by lemming-like regime hacks attacking Edward Snowden and defending the NSA. This curiously appeared to have been a coordinated effort of sorts, with Yahoo as the centralizing vehicle bringing this array of negativity and black propaganda together. Several contributions from entities, such as The Atlantic Wire, were repeatedly referenced and displayed. The National Security State pleads it no longer pays these scurrilous scribes or have them on retainer as agitprop flacks as it did for decades in the past. Yeah, just like how the Fed never buys statist economists to burble on about its munificence and virtues. Here was the message I posted: 

Want the straight, hard facts on the NSA? Consult James Bamford. He is the expert’s expert in the field of investigative journalism relating to the NSA and the National Security State. Read his “The Secret War,” (published online today at Wired) as well as his earlier online articles:  “Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA’s Massive Spy Center,” “Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA,” “NSA Chief Denies Domestic Spying But Whistleblowers Say Otherwise,” and “The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say).” He is the author of The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America; Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency; The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency — America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization; and A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies.

10:50 am on June 14, 2013