Newly Unearthed CIA Memo: Media Are The “Principal Villains”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Aug 2, 2017

A new declassifed CIA report unearthed by the FOIA investigive cooperative MuckRock contains some shocking commentary on how the intelligence community views and interacts with the media. The 1984 series of internal memos, part of the CIA’s recent CREST release (CIA Records Search Tool) of over 900,000 newly declassified documents, were drafted in response to a study on unathorized leaks and disclosures written by legendary CIA officer Eloise Page.

The CIA Inspector General [IG] was tasked by CIA Director Bill Casey to investigate and review CIA vulnerabilities to media scrutiny. One of Eloise Page’s suggestions involved CIA and agency friendly individuals gaining influence at universities and journalism schools in order to change and shape curriculum. As MuckRock explains:

The IG passed the task onto someone on his staff, who produced a four page SECRET memo for IG James Taylor, who passed it onto Director Casey. The IG specifically endorsed the proposal for a program where the Agency would intervene with journalism schools, which is discussed further below.

The most startling sections from the CIA memos – all marked “SECRET” – reveal how CIA views the first ammendment and journalistic freedoms: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the power of the media to publish in this country is nearly absolute.”

The Rest…HERE

One Response to “Newly Unearthed CIA Memo: Media Are The “Principal Villains””

  1. Strayhorse

    So that would mean that the CIA IS operating domestically in the United States AGAINST American citizens in VIOLATION of their mandate, charter, and committing treason and felonies ALL THE TIME?

    #3310308

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