TRUE CONSPIRACIES: Operation Mockingbird – The CIA pays the Corporate Media to write what it would have written anyway
OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD: CONSPIRACIES WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE
Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, it was initially organized by Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles, it was later led by Frank Wisner after Dulles became the head of the CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA’s views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating units of the CIA.
The CIA paid reporters and newspapers and wire services–well, anybody who could influence the American public, really–to report CIA-generated propaganda as news?
That’s pretty much what is taking place in 2014.
So, how did it work?
The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services.
This continues today. Lies are reported and reinforced by other reports which reference the earlier lies. Soon, media reports are bags of lies one has to rummage through to obtain the occasional bit of truth buried somewhere within.
What members of the hallowed “Free Press” were CIA-funded media mercenaries?
After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies.
These networks were run by people with well-known liberal but pro-American big business and anti-Soviet views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O’Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham, Sr. (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor)
The CIA bribed “journalists” to write what they were paid to write? American journalists are not these fearless purveyors of truth that the movies and the Corporate Media relentlessly portray?
Lies. All of it is all lies.
Always has been.
From F rank Weisner (Director, Office of Special Projects)
Frances Stonor Saunders, the author of Who Paid the Piper: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War? (1999) has pointed out: “In long exchanges, heated by intellectual passion and alcohol, their vision of a new world order began to take shape. Internationalist, abrasive, competitive, these men had an unshakeable belief in their value system, and in their duty to offer it to others. They were the patricians of the modern age, the paladins of democracy, and saw no contradiction in that. This was the elite which ran American foreign policy and shaped legislation at home. Through think-tanks to foundations, directorates to membership of gentlemen’s clubs, these mandarins were interlocked by their institutional affiliations and by a shared belief in their own superiority.”
Stewart Alsop of TIME, reportedly said: “I’m proud they asked me and proud to have done it”
Of course he was. Stewart could no doubt use the extra cash. And it wasn’t like he was the only one on the take. It seems that if one was a writer in Corporate Media, one was on the Mockingbird list.
Other journalists willing to promote the views of the CIA included Stewart Alsop (New York Herald Tribune), Ben Bradlee (Newsweek), James Reston (New York Times), C. D. Jackson (Time Magazine), Walter Pincus (Washington Post), Walter Winchell (New York Daily Mirror), Drew Pearson, Walter Lippmann, William Allen White, Edgar Ansel Mowrer (Chicago Daily News), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Whitelaw Reid (New York Herald Tribune), Jerry O’Leary (Washington Star), William C. Baggs (Miami News), Herb Gold (Miami News) and Charles L. Bartlett (Chattanooga Times).
What’s a few principles among bought-and-paid-for media flunkeys?
And it wasn’t just chump change. These media prostitutes were high-priced call girls. Although it’s portrayed as the CIA infiltrating the media, it was no such thing. It was just continuing accepted practices among the New World Order crowd–only now the taxpayers were paying for it and paying for it with huge chunks of cash.
“About a third of the whole CIA budget went to media propaganda operations. …We’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars a year just for that…..close to a billion dollars are being spent every year by the United States on secret propaganda.” —Testimony of William Schapp in 1999, referencing revelations from the Church Committee in 1975.
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David Bruce, appointed by Dwight Eisenhower to investigate this covert propaganda, stated that Mockingbird is responsible for over 50% of international politics over the last half of the 20th Century.
Which brings us to the conclusion of this affair. What is learned about this “conspiracy theory” which turned out to be true?
1 Ain’t nothing free about the American free press. It took a lot of American tax dollars to grease all the journalistic palms that were extended.
From Operation Mockingbird:
Thomas Braden, head of the of International Organizations Division (IOD), played an important role in Operation Mockingbird. Many years later he revealed his role in these events: “If the director of CIA wanted to extend a present, say, to someone in Europe – a Labour leader – suppose he just thought, This man can use fifty thousand dollars, he’s working well and doing a good job – he could hand it to him and never have to account to anybody… There was simply no limit to the money it could spend and no limit to the people it could hire and no limit to the activities it could decide were necessary to conduct the war – the secret war…
2 The mountain of lies, deception, half-truths, hanky-panky, red herrings, narratives, fairy tales, statistics, crookery, subterfuge, cunning, skullduggery, duplicity, dissembling, double-dealing, dishonesty, chicanery presented to the American people as their “right to know!” has been going on since at least the 194os. That’s what they’ve been willing to admit to.
It’s a matter of record that the money to pay off reporters was “siphoned from funds intended for the Marshall Plan.”
Maybe that’s the reason the New York Times Chief-of-Staff, John Swinton, referred to “journalists” as “intellectual prostitutes.” And Swinton certainly would know. Oh, and he said this back in 1880. So, the whole “fighting and writing for the truth” thing? It’s been a complete fiction for a long time–one suspects from the beginning.
Anyone who doesn’t believe it continues today deserves to be deceived.
3 The entire “Operation Mockingbird” and its “exposure” is a scam in itself. Essentially what the CIA was doing was funneling tax dollars to media members who would have pretty much written what they wrote anyway for free. But this opened the tap wider and it allowed the New World Order boys another chance to reward some of their favorite mouthpieces.
It wasn’t even like the media prostitutes were being bribed.
You can’t bribe the willing.
The entire Operation Mockingbird was just a cover story to slip their media buddies some extra taxpayer cash and make it look like the whole affair had something to do with “national defense.”
4 Any American who doesn’t treat politicians and Corporate Media types like they would gypsies [which is where we get the word “gyp“] or grifters has not been paying attention. Corporate Media “reporters” give carnies a bad name.
Next time someone wants to “prove” something by pointing to the Corporate Media, clue them in to Operation Mockingbird. If it is like most government or media operations, the public only knows the tip of the iceberg–and then, only what they want the public to know.
So the next time someone throws around “conspiracy theory” as a pejorative?
It only demonstrates they are either ignorant of history or they are a shill paid to denigrate “conspiracy theories.”
Mockingbird was only one conspiracy theory which has been documented.
There are many more.
Which will be explored in future pieces.
by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
*Operation Mockingbird – Particularly good resource, though it is shot through with the usual plantings of the controlled opposition.
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