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Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
Here is another question for you "JM" are Moslems the only Religious group that have
"Fundamentalist Extremist" factions? Are there not also "Fundamentalist Extremist" Jewish & Christian factions is Existence? As well as various "Political Extremists"? You see what I am getting at here don't you - the Media is Slanting the News - they are PORPUSLY trying to equate "Extremist Moslem" = Terrorist Enemy of USA in the Public Mind. While this Position may be True to a certain extent - it certainly is One sided isn't it? I run into Jewish & Christian Fundamentalist Extremists
*ALL THE TIME*! I wonder who OWNS the Mainstream Media is the USA?
[edit on 16-5-2005 by Seraphim_Serpente]
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
Even Clinton had to be a part of it. He had to distract the media and congress so Bush and Co. can do their thing, that's why the ML scandal came up.
I wonder which power Condi has.....
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
Alot of the men who where claimed to be hijackers, are said to be still alive!
Truth is stranger than fiction .
Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
Quote: "There is no CONTROL of the News in the States."
I Disagree! I have lived in the U.S.A. for my entire life! Anyone with half a Brain can tell that A) the Corporations have totaly taken over the Media
B) the "News" is DEF run through a Government Filter!
Title: A Report on CIA Infiltration and Manipulation of the Mass Media
Publisher/Date: September 1999
Should CIA agents be allowed to pose as journalists to further the aims of their clandestine activities?
Members of a Council on Foreign Relations task force on the future of U.S. intelligence in the post-Cold War world say yes, and a CIA official recently came forward to admit that the Agency already occasionally does so despite regulations barring the practice. But is this a breaking story or just the latest chapter in a spy story that traces its roots back to the 1950's? While they may act like strangers in public, the press and the CIA have a sordid past that spans more than four decades.
The CIA-Press Connection in the 1950s and 60s
The CIA-press connection traces its roots back to the early days of the Cold War, when Allen Dulles (who became CIA director in 1953) began courting the nation's most prestigious journalistic institutions for Agency operations. The mood of the day precluded the need for secretive infiltration, as Carl Bernstein points out in his 1977 expose on the topic. "American publishers, like so many other corporate and institutional leaders at the time, were willing to commit the resources of their companies to the struggle against global Communism," he writes. "Accordingly, the line separating the American press corps was often indistinguishable."
That's not to say that reporters acted as spies in the James Bond sense. Media outlets offered services that fell into the broad categories of providing "cover" for CIA operatives (i.e. jobs and credentials) or sharing information gathered by reporters on staff.
Journalism and the CIA: The Mighty Wurlitzer
by Daniel Brandt
From NameBase NewsLine, No. 17, April-June 1997
Alongside those Greek morality plays and Biblical injunctions, we are also reminded by history itself that the use of unethical means to achieve a worthy end can be self-destructive. Power, by definition, is isolated from the correcting signals of external criticism. Or perhaps the feeling of fighting evil fits so comfortably, that it's difficult to shed even after objective circumstances change.
The history of U.S. intelligence since World War II follows both patterns. The Office of Strategic Services, the CIA's predecessor, had jurisdiction over wartime covert operations and propaganda in the fight against fascism. OSS chief William Donovan recruited heavily among social and academic elites. When the CIA was launched in 1947 at the beginning of the Cold War, these pioneers felt that they had both the right and the duty to secretly manipulate the masses for the greater good.