So that thing about the FBI creating zines as part of COINTELPRO? Well, there was a reason for it. Intelligence organizations were deathly afraid of a true alternative press. They had already comprised American media and didn't want competition.
More fun COINTELPRO finds. In the late 1960s the FBI attempted to subvert New Left media by creating their own underground comix and newspapers. The purpose? To discredit the SDS and promote fighting among left-wing groups.
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The CIA had inserted agents into news organizations ranging from borrowed British assets embedded in Reuters to its own at CBS. One news personality who claimed to have been approached by the CIA also worked as an informant for the FBI. nytimes.com/1976/01/23/archi…
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The New York Times even detailed the "worldwide propaganda network created by the CIA." One of its fronts, the Foreign News Service, sold articles American papers like The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor. nytimes.com/1977/12/26/archi…
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Scaife would go on to establish the template for modern right-wing media through projects like Accuracy in Media and The Western Journalism Center. washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/po…
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Really makes you wonder about the evolution of American media, specifically deregulation killing newspapers and leading to the rise of right-wing money sinks like The Daily Wire and The Federalist. Were I conspiratorial I might say this created an easier funnel for propaganda!
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Replying to @RobertSkvarla
carl bernstein's famous piece about CIA infiltration in media always made me curious if it was some sort of tell to his famous ONI partner... carlbernstein.com/magazine_c…
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lol that would be the best subtweet ever
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Replying to @RobertSkvarla
there were quite a few people who missed "the purpose" in the last post, which was to discredit and promote infighting.
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People really seemed to seize on the "anarchists are feds!" portion of it
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