The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know 23

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

Kennedy_CIAWhen seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly why reason news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as German the experiences of journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.” These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.

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Unmasking The Phoenix Program and America’s “War on Drugs” 10

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On this weeks Real Politik journalist and historian Douglas Valentine discusses his research that culminated in the landmark 1990 book The Phoenix Program–the definitive history of the CIA-led counterinsurgency and assassination campaign carried out in Vietnam during the late 1960s.

Phoenix was a major precursor to the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security in the post-9/11 era and remains a potential harbinger in light of domestic military exercises such as Jade Helm that has begun this week.

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Spies in Academic Clothing 9

This week’s edition is excerpted from an almost two hour cross interview and discussion with Jan Irvin of Gnostic Media. His historical research addresses Western intelligence community’s longtime involvement in mind control research and the crafting of popular culture and belief.

Irvin’s unconventional project seeks to recover a history involving pivotal figures, including Dead Sea Scrolls researcher John Allegro and author Aldous Huxley, that has been long obscured by the intelligence community and attendant political forces.

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Luke Rudkowski Confronts Anderson Cooper: “Have you ever heard of Operation Mockingbird?” 6

Mean_ACReporter Luke Rudkowski braves the Baltimore riots (without any bodyguards) in order to confront CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his CIA past. Anderson attempts to hide behind several bodyguards and then retreats to a vehicle to avoid Luke’s questioning.

Over 300 days have passed since James Tracy challenged Anderson Cooper to revisit Newtown Connecticut with him. To this day Mr. Cooper has yet to take Tracy up on the offer.

Brian Williams’ Greatest Lie 41

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Williams reporting with Tom Brokaw from Iraq in 2003.

No controversy ensued when Williams and NBC colleague Tom Brokaw repeatedly upheld the Warren Commission’s “lone assassin” conspiracy theory on November 22, 2013

By James F. Tracy

NBC suspended Brian Williams for six months on February 10. The fashionable anchor admitted to lying about a being involved in a life-threatening combat situation while reporting in Iraq over a decade ago. Yet a survey of Williams’ career indicates that this isn’t the first time he’s been dishonest with the American people.

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Psychiatry and Mind Control 101 30

RossTrailblazing psychiatrist and author Colin A. Ross is a guest on the January 18 Real Politik. He discusses the origins of CIA mind control, the psycho-pharmaceutical complex, the Obama administration’s recent project for mandatory mental health screenings of school children, and much more.

Dr. Ross has practiced psychiatry for over three decades. He is the author of 12 books, including Human Energy Fields: A New Science and Medicine (2009), The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists (2006), Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality Disorder by Psychiatrists (2000), and Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principles of Treatment (1995). An internationally recognized expert on dissociative identity disorder, he also oversees the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma.

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Control Mechanisms of the Global Elite 50

MilleganOn this week’s edition of Real Politik we are joined by Kris Millegan, publisher of that modest yet significant book imprint, TrineDay. Millegan discusses how in the late 1960s his father, a veteran OSS and CIA operative, explained to him that the world’s major institutions were greatly influenced by “secret societies.”

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December E-BOM: America’s Secret Establishment 16

ASESBThis Holiday Season’s E Book of the Month

Every spring since 1832 fifteen new faces are asked to join The Order of Skull and Bones. After Yale, many go on to the heights of power and shape our world. This is a story of how and why …

On this week’s edition of Real Politik we speak with Kris Millegan, publisher of TrineDay Books. Millegan began his book publishing enterprise in 2002 with an updated edition of Antony Sutton’s classic 1983 work, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones. Three weeks after the book’s reappearance Sutton passed on.-JFT

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October E-BOM: Operation Mind Control 149

Memory Hole’s EBook of the Month

Beginning this month and hereafter Memory Hole Blog intends to present and make available an important book-length work that is either obscure or forgotten, may have fallen out of print, and yet is freely available on the internet. The purpose of the monthly post is to rekindle awareness and discussion on a select number of important titles, while providing an organizing component to these volumes that have fallen into “The Memory Holemindcontrol.”

How many of today’s so-called “lone wolf terrorists” have been covertly manipulated to carry out their actions? Were “solitary” political assassins such Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Sirhan Sirhan, Mark David Chapman, and John Hinckley Jr., products of mind control techniques? This important book, published close to four decades ago, cogently documents the US government’s concerted involvement in mind control projects, some of which are now fully operational.

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The Case That Should Have Changed History 29

Joan_Mellen-226x300On this week’s edition of Real Politik, Temple University Professor Joan Mellen joins James to discuss Jim Garrison’s landmark investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the 50th anniversary of the Warren Commission Report’s release.

Professor Mellen is a New York Times best-selling author of over twenty books on film studies, popular culture, and biography. She is a foremost authority on the Garrison 1967-69 investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency’s attempts to undermine the probe. Mellen’s most recent titles include Our Man in Haiti: George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA in the Nightmare Republic (2012), The Great Game in Cuba: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro (2013), and a second edition of A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History (2005/2013).

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