Watch this 1983 interview with a former CIA operative who explains how he circulated disinformation by using mainstream media journalists at friendly media outlets like CNN and the New York Times. This video is more relevant today than it was when it was originally released in 1983.
Former CIA agent Frank Schnepp carefully breaks down the process of laundering disinformation to the press to brainwash the masses into believing CIA and government narratives.
Based on this testimony, the CIA would lie to journalists, float the same lie within their own agency and agencies in other countries so that journalists would corroborate it, and peddle false information through trusted media figures. And if you think he’s lying, consider that the U.S. government sued Schnepp all the way to the Supreme Court, which ultimately ruled intelligence workers had to submit any statement for censorship by the agency, even those unrelated to secrets. More from The People’s Voice.
By now, Corbett Reporteers know all about the CIA’s infiltration of the news media, from Wisner’s Wurlitzer and the CIA’s global propaganda network to the Church Committee revelations and the CIA whistleblowers of the 1980s. We were told that the CIA stopped all that (which is a lie, of course).
But do you know how the CIA is manipulating the media today? Join James on today’s important edition of The Corbett Report podcast as he exposes the incredibly brazen trick behind The CIA and the News Media 2.0.