CIA Agent Reveals How They Plant Lies In News Media (TJDS)

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      mrdmk
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      For five years as a CIA officer in the 1970s, Frank Snepp worked as interrogator, agent debriefer, and chief strategy analyst in the United States Embassy in Saigon. He later became a whistleblower and, during a 1983 interview recently tweeted out by Edward Snowden, Snepp explained in detail how he and his CIA colleagues used to plant false stories about the Vietnam War with targeted top-tier American journalists, all in an effort to influence public opinion and legislation in Congress.

       

       

      That’s just to damm easy  🙁

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      djean111
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      which is worse – someone who knowingly spreads such shit, or someone who is blindly carrying water.  Either way, best avoided, not worth discussion with because it makes everything else suspect. I think perhaps I am seeing “well, Nazis and killing are OKAY if that serves US objectives”, and I wonder just how many little Madeleine Albright types are actually running around now.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      I had learned just a few years before that my government did stuff like this, but had never seen it spelled out in such simple, descriptive detail. It made sense then, and it especially makes sense now. The only difference is that our “journalists” now know they’re being lied to but their jobs depend on them repeating the lies.

      Good on Jimmy Dore for airing this one. It’s a classic in imperial propaganda techniques.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      How much of what spouts out of mouths on a daily basis is made up of THIS?

      I’m about to watch a Friday version of Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, which has become JUST like ALL the other so-called reporting. Don’t tell me that Goodman can’t smell this out after all these years, yet she plays along with all the lies.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #497636
        Ohio Barbarian
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        She’s brought on some very antiwar guests lately. I wonder how long NPR will let her get away with it.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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