Friday, March 27, 2009

Headline that made me laugh out loud

posted by The Vidiot @ 9:40 AM Permalink

Malkin's new fear: Government will control newspapers

It's as if she's never even heard of Project Mockingbird.

Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence domestic and foreign media beginning in the 1950s.

The activities, extent and even the existence of the CIA project remain in dispute: the operation was first called Mockingbird in Deborah Davis' 1979 book, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and her Washington Post Empire. But Davis' book, alleging that the media had been recruited (and infiltrated) by the CIA for propaganda purposes, was itself controversial and has since been shown to have had a number of erroneous assertions.[1] More evidence of Mockingbird's existence emerged in the 2007 memoir American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond, by convicted Watergate "plumber" E. Howard Hunt and The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America by Hugh Wilford (2008)[2].

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At 5:49 AM, Anonymous Tim Fleming said...

It was Frank Wisner who coined the term "mighty Wurlitzer," because he said he can play any tune on Mockingbird and America would sing along.

Tim Fleming
"Murder of an American Nazi"


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