Above is a long lost documentary, In the Pay of the CIA: an American Dilemma, a CBS News Special Report with Mike Wallace, broadcast on March 12, 1967, which dramatically exposed the use of major private foundations as fronts for CIA financial and covert activities. The program is divided into five segments.
Please watch this pioneering expose’ of CIA duplicity and covert funding of NGO organizations for their own political ends — more relevant than ever.
See also these authoritative books, especially Presstitutes Embedded in the Pay of the CIA: A Confession from the Profession; The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America; The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters; and The Liberal Conspiracy.
Over the years studying the published history about the Comintern’s Willi Münzenberg and his elaborate propaganda/espionage NKVD/GRU apparat, and of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird network of journalists and media assets, has made me jaded and deeply suspicious, sadder but wiser about such matters. Things are not always what they seem or as initially “reported.” But I still believe that eventually truth will out, and the good guys will win in the final reel of the movie.
Recent damning reports document the extent that select contemporary journalists are in thrall to their intelligence agencies paymasters, much like the CIA’s long-standing media disinformation/propaganda campaign, Operation Mockingbird, during the Cold War.
The Agency had a focused major operation to corrupt and manipulate the non-Communist Social Democratic European Left against their Soviet adversaries, modeled along the earlier lines of Willi Münzenberg and his interwar Cominterm propaganda apparat for the Soviets’ GRU and NKVD against the West. Again, the Cold War against the Soviet Bloc was not what it seemed.
- The CIA and the Media — Carl Bernstein article
- The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know — James F. Tracy article
Today the dynamic has substantially inverted and radically changed, with the Biden administration, Big Tech, the mainstream regime media, and key echelons of the deep state in subservience to the totalitarians of the Chinese Communist Party in launching their draconian war against “domestic terrorists” in America, targeting tens of millions of our people.6:52 pm on January 24, 2021 Email Charles Burris