Readers of this space know that we believe Operation Mockingbird, a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media, that was first admitted to in 1975 during the Church Committee hearings, may be more pervasive than ever.
Does anyone believe that since that time CIA funding of mainstream media journalists, reporters, and broadcasters has been curtailed? Or, given the expansive budget of the CIA, has control over what you read and hear been expanded?
Especially, in light of the government’s refusal to regulate social media’s efforts to stifle those who question the official government account, rather than welcome open public debate, in the search for truth.
Our suspicions, based on our real life experience, should be stronger than ever. Now comes James O’Keefe to prove those suspicions are true.
On Saturday, while speaking at the Family Research Council, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe announced a new series of releases obtained by an insider at CNN.
O’Keefe: This week, a CNN insider will blow the whistle and through Project Veritas will release dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view.
“These anonymous heroes become part of the Veritas army.”
And then there is the act of investigating the media itself. Critics and political marketing industry operatives will rush to condemn this series of tapes with broad platitudes on how any efforts are “anti-journalist.” We’ve heard “The truth is more important than ever,” “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” and so forth. But behind the veneer of “holier than thou” sanctimonious attitudes are some ugly truths about the 4th estate.
But they are not news gathering. And our press isn’t truly free.
In fact, based upon what the people in these tapes say, it’s no longer even doing legitimate news gathering.
The media has become an industrial system of production that manufactures consent.
“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams.