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Deep Throat Cover Blown: Washington Post Still Sucks

Greg Palast reminds the Washington Post what investigative journalism is.
I've been gagging all morning on the Washington Post's self-congratulatory preening about its glory days of the Watergate investigation.

Think about it. It's been 33 years since cub reporters Woodward and Bernstein pulled down the pants of the Nixon operation and exposed its tie-in to the Watergate burglary. That marks a third of a century since the Washington Post has broken a major investigative story. I got a hint why there's been such a dry spell after I met Mark Hosenball, investigative reporter for the Washington Post's magazine, Newsweek.

It was in the summer of 2001. A few months earlier, for the Guardian papers of Britain, I'd discovered that Katherine Harris and Governor Jeb Bush of Florida had removed tens of thousands of African-Americans from voter registries before the 2000 election, thereby fixing the race for George Bush. Hosenball said the Post-Newsweek team "looked into it and couldn't find anything."

Nothing at all? What I found noteworthy about the Post's investigation was that "looking into it" involved their reporters chatting with Florida officials -- but not bothering to look at the voter purge list itself.

Yes, I admit the Washington Post ran my story -- seven months after the election -- but with the key info siphoned out, such as the Bush crew's destruction of evidence and the salient fact that almost all those purged were Democrats. In other words, the story was drained of anything which might discomfit the new residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Let's not pick on the Post alone. Viacom Corporation's CBS News also spiked the story. Why? "We called Jeb Bush's office," a CBS producer told me, and Jeb's office denied Jeb did wrong. End of story.

During the Clinton years, the Washington Post and Newsweek allowed reporter Mike Isikoff to sniff at the President's zipper and write about our Commander-in-Chief's Lewinsky. But when it came to a big story about dirty energy industry money for Clinton's campaigns, Mike told me his editors didn't "give a sh--" and so he passed the material for me to print in England.

Today, Bob Woodward, rules as the Post's Managing Editor. And how is he "managing" the news? After the September 11 attack, when we needed an independent press to keep us from hysteria-driven fascism, Woodward was given "access" to the president, writing Bush at War,a fawning, puke-making fairy tale of a take-charge president brilliantly leading the war against Terror.

Woodward's news-oid story is a symptom of a disease epidemic in US journalism. The illness is called, "access." In return for a supposedly "inside" connection to the powers that be, the journalists in fact become conduits for disinformation sewerage.

And woe to any journalist who annoys the politicians and loses "access." Career-wise, they're DOA.

Here's a good place to tote up part of the investigative reporter body count. There's Bob Parry forced out of the Associated Press for the crime of uncovering Ollie North's arms-for-hostages game. And there's Gary Webb, hounded to suicide for documenting the long-known history of the CIA's love-affair with drug runners. The list goes on. Even the prize-laden Seymour Hersh was, he told me, exiled from the New York Times and now has to write from the refuge of a fashion magazine.

And notice someone missing in the Deep Throat extravaganza? Carl Bernstein, the brains and soul of the All-the-President's-Men duo, is notably absent from the staff of the Post or any other US newspaper.

But before we get too weepy about the glory days of investigative journalism gone by, we should remember that the golden era was not pure gold.

Newspapers are part of the power elite and have never in US history gone out of their way to rock the clubhouse. Let's go back to Hersh's stellar story of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

The massacre was first uncovered by the greatest investigative reporter of our era, the late Ron Ridenhour. Then a soldier conducting the investigation on his own, Ridenhour turned over his findings to Hersh, hoping to give it a chance for exposure. That wasn't so easy.

Ridenhour told me that he and Hersh pushed the story -- with photos! -- at dozens of newspapers. No one would touch it until Ridenhour threatened to read the story from the steps of the Pentagon.

It's only gotten worse. After all, Hersh's latest big story, about Abu Ghraib prison, was buried by CBS and other news outlets before Hersh put it in the New Yorker.

The Washington Post has no monopoly on journalistic evil. If anything, the Post is probably better than most of the bilge contaminating our news outlets. This is about the death-march of investigative journalism in America; or, at least, its dearth under the "mainstream" mastheads.

Why don't we read more "Watergate" investigative stories in the US press? Given that the Woodwards of today dance on their hind legs begging officialdom for "access", news without official blessing doesn't stand a chance.

The Post follows current American news industry practice of killing any story based on evidence from a confidential source if a government honcho privately denies it. A flat-out "we didn't do it" is enough to kill an investigation in its cradle. And by that rule, there is no chance that the Managing Editor of the Washington Post, Bob Woodward, would today run Deep Throat's story of the Watergate break-in.



And that sucks.





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Greg Palast's reports for Britain's Guardian newspapers and Harper's Magazine can be found at www.GregPalast.com. Palast won this year's George Orwell Courage in Journalism award at the Sundance Freedom Cinema Festival for his investigations of the Bush family for BBC Television.

 http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=433&row=0

where's today's deep throat? 01.Jun.2005 15:34

me2

So where's today's deep-throat hero? With all the scandals of this administration, it's surprising there's not at least a 911 'D.T.' and one mainstream reporter with guts. Watergate had a lot to do with evidence of conspiracy in JFK's murder, and the potential blackmail of Nixon by Howard Hughes and Demo-honcho Larry O'Brien. Of course schoolkids are still taught it was a "5th rate" burglary and that the real crime was the coverup. That's the coverup! Woodward & Bernstein will never discuss any of that with anyone anytime soon.

For that matter where's Wall Street's DT? 01.Jun.2005 16:36

Sephiroth

A little NYSE whistleblowing and leaking info to workers, consumer groups, etc. could be a nifty ticket? Who wants to become the Deep Throat of Corporate America???

So where's today's deep-throat hero? 01.Jun.2005 17:05

reader

We can only hope that this was done with a strategy in mind - look at it, right after Mem Day weekend, the biggest whistlebower in history, the guy who brought a president down . . .

This is like a big message to everyone in sight - come out come out whereever you are . . . now is the time to speak up and speak out.

If you noticed, Bush is suddenly trying to push through his agenda as fast as possible.

Deep Throat only set up: plans within plans, WTC hit for '76--until... 01.Jun.2005 17:47

Deep Toad

Deep Throat was only one small part of a large set up with plans within plans, that would have led to the WTC hit being ready for 1976, and the attempt to totally destroy the U.S. Constitution in 1976 as well...

However, Ford's assassination attempt fails--3x!

Read the below THREE ARTICLES (the third for information about the Wash Post) to understand this 30+ year fascist plot that seemst to be going pretty well in 2005.

I laugh at the whole idiotic U.S. media empire, particularly the spyfilled Wash Post! Wash Post is central to the US. miltiary spy complex more than public journalism. Nixon was hardly removed by "investigative reporters." He was removed by the spy network playing at the "The Washington Post" (i.e., U.S. spies), and it went down as planned.

It was a Rockfeller idea to steal the presidency by a series of "legal constitutional" moves upon multiple resignations--Agnew first, then Nixon--then appoint VP's and Presidents without elections, then kill off the President, and voila, meet Illuminati President Nelson Rockfeller of MJ12, with his CIA head George H. W. Bush. And in 1976, they were ready to hit the World Trade Center. Cheney was in the White House as Ford's Chief of Staff. Rumsfeld was (small world) Secretary of Defense. And the U.S. military had just written up a plan to hit the WTCs and get rid of them as early as 1976.

However, failed Ford assassination, screwed it all up, and then Carter was in, and then Bush/CIA head was out... Regroup to....2001...to hit the WTCs with the 1976 plan with the same people in place.

To understand this convoluted--though very clear and documented--fascist story, read these three articles in order below:


1.

its been done before: a convenient death & a totally unelected pres. in making 15.Nov.2004 07:43
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Title: WOODWARD, Pentagon plant, representative of people who wanted to remove Nixon: Why? "THE 25TH AMENDMENT TRICK"
Author: skolnick
Date: 2004.04.21 10:02

Description: THE 25TH AMENDMENT TRICK--USED IN TWO ATTEMPTS TO GET TO THE PRESIDENCY WITHOUT ANY ELECTION. Queuing up to appoint President Nelson Rockefeller, via a SLOW COUP of appointments and assassinations, a technique that Bush [in 1981, failed Reagan assassination by Bush League] has learned from well it seems: In 1973, plan was to remove VP Agnew first, appoint a crony, then remove Nixon next (suitably bribed), thus, having both appointed Pres & VP as appointees, after the JFK assassination; then kill off the Presidential appointee (Ford, who had in turn appointed Nelson as VP). However, Ford survives 3 assassination attempts--messing the queueing up. Did the Nelson Rockefeller scheme die with him in 1979, after he basically appointed the whole administration of Trilaterals to Jimmy Carter's administration as a consolation prize to his failed slow coup? Or did it live on, in the attempt to remove Gore in 1998 and then in the three Gore assassination attempts in 2000? And the attempts well before 2004 to vacate Cheney without vacating Bush?

Something to keep in mind: this would be an entirely legal coup. Watch out. Since November 22, 1963 (murder of U.S. President John F. Kennedy by a Nazi inside cabal linked to Johnson, Lemnitzer, Nixon, Bush Sr.), American politics has been overshadowed by a gangster turf war. It was not taken seriously by voters for four decades. Voters might be well advised to rethink their decision to ignore this.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/04/286401.shtml

so you're back! keep reading.

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Title: US DoD McNiven RICO SUIT! BUSH SENIOR, CIA head, & his 1976 state terror plan to hit WTCs!
Author: repost
Date: 2005.03.20 06:18
Description: A LIVE COURT CASE! DEAL WITH IT! WELCOME TO REALITY. Our own U.S. Army devised a plan commissioned by Congress to bring down the WTC...McNiven, who first went public in an affidavit included in a 9/11-related federal conspiracy (RICO) lawsuit filed against Bush and others in 2004, claims his unit was ordered to create the "perfect terrorist plan" using commercial airliners as weapons and the Twin Towers as their target.....publicized version of the study, commissioned by Congress, was to identify security lapses and submit corrective measures to lawmakers. However, McNiven claims the real purpose of the study was to brainstorm how to pull off the perfect terrorist attack using the exact same 9/11 scenario. The study, commissioned to C-Battery 2/81st Field Artillery, U.S. Army, stationed in Strassburg, Germany in 1976, specifically devised the scenario of the Twin Towers being leveled by Middle Eastern terrorists using commercial airliners and even plastic box cutters to bypass security. To silence critics, McNiven has successfully passed a credible lie detector test regarding his participation in the study as well as other specific orders given to him by his superiors in case of a real attack on the Twin Towers. The head of the 1976 mock terrorist plan was Lt. Michael Teague of Long Island, who McNiven says was given specific orders by higher-ups in the military to use the Twin Towers as the terrorist target. McNiven said he has been unable to contact Lt. Teague, but was interested in his opinion now that "the 9/11 attacks happened the way we planned them in 1976."

And commentary about personnel connections between 1976 and 2001.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/03/313859.shtml

so your back! still there? keep reading.


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newswire article reposts global 26.Mar.2004 15:26
imperialism & war | media criticism | police / legal
Who rules the corporate media? OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD,CIA,state media since 1940s
author: Alex Constantine

It is beginning to dawn on a growing number of armchair ombudsmen that the public print reports news from a parallel universe - one that has never heard of politically-motivated assassinations, CIA-Mafia banking thefts, mind control, death squads or even federal agencies with secret budgets fattened by cocaine sales - a place overrun by lone gunmen, where the CIA and Mafia are usually on their best behavior. In this idyllic land, the most serious infraction an official can commit--is the employment of a domestic servant with (shudder) no residency status. This unlikely land of enchantment is the creation of Operation MOCKINGBIRD.

In this period, the American intelligence services
competed with communist activists abroad to
influence European labor unions. With or without
the cooperation of local governments, Frank Wisner,
an undercover State Department official assigned to
the Foreign Service, rounded up students abroad to
enter the cold war underground of covert operations
on behalf of his Office of Policy Coordination.

OUR STORY BEGINS WITH THE CIA INFILTRATION OF THE
WASHINTON POST

***Philip Graham, __a graduate of the Army
Intelligence School in Harrisburg, PA, then
publisher of the Washington Post***, was taken under
Wisner's wing to direct the program code-named
Operation MOCKINGBIRD.

AND MOVED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES,
NEWSWEEK, AND CBS by 1950s

"By the early 1950s," writes former Village Voice
reporter Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great,
"Wisner 'owned' respected members of the New York
Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications
vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in
all, according to a former CIA analyst." The
***network was overseen by Allen Dulles, a templar for
German and American corporations*** who wanted their
points of view represented in the public print.

25 NEWSPAPERS AND WIRE ORGANIZATIONS, UNDER THE CIA

Early MOCKINGBIRD influenced 25 newspapers and wire
agencies consenting to act as organs of CIA
propaganda. Many of these were already run by men
with reactionary views, among them William Paley
(CBS), C.D. Jackson (Fortune), Henry Luce (Time)
and Arthur Hays Sulzberger (N.Y. Times).

FOIA: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DOCUMENTS

Activists curious about the workings of MOCKINGBIRD
have since been appalled to find in FOIA
documents that agents boasting in CIA office memos
of their pride in having placed "important assets"
inside every major news publication in the country.

It was not until 1982 that the Agency openly
admitted that reporters on the CIA payroll have
acted as case officers to agents in the field.

"World War III has begun," Henry's Luce's Life
declared in March, 1947. "It is in the opening
skirmish stage already." The issue featured an
excerpt of a book by James Burnham, who called for
the creation of an "American Empire,"
"world-dominating in political power, set up at
least in part through coercion (probably including
war, but certainly the threat of war) and in which
one group of people ... would hold more than its
equal share of power."

George Seldes, the famed anti-fascist media critic,
drew down on Luce in 1947, explaining that
"although avoiding typical Hitlerian phrases, the
same doctrine of a superior people taking over the
world and ruling it, began to appear in the press,
whereas the organs of Wall Street were much more
honest in favoring a doctrine inevitably leading to
war if it brought greater commercial markets under
the American flag."

WARTIME COLONEL, FOUNDER OF CBS

On the domestic front, an abiding relationship was
struck between the CIA and ***William Paley, a wartime
colonel and the founder of CBS.*** A firm believer in
"all forms of propaganda" to foster loyalty to the
Pentagon, Paley hired CIA agents to work undercover
at the behest of his close friend, the busy grey
eminence of the nation's media, Allen Dulles.
[DULLES CONNECTED TO THE BUSH DYNASTY, BY THE WAY.]

Paley's designated go-between in his dealings with
the CIA was Sig Mickelson, president of CBS News
from 1954 to 1961.

The CIA's assimilation of old guard fascists was
overseen by the Operations Coordination Board,
directed by ***C.D. Jackson, formerly an executive of
Time magazine and Eisenhower's Special Assistant
for Cold War Strategy.*** In 1954 he was succeeded by
***Nelson Rockefeller, who quit a year later,***
disgusted at the administration's political
infighting. ***Vice President Nixon succeeded
Rockefeller*** as the key cold war strategist.

"Nixon," writes John Loftus, a former attorney for
the Justice Department's Office of Special
Investigations, took "a small boy's delight in the
arcane tools of the intelligence craft - the hidden
microphones, the 'black' propaganda." Nixon
especially enjoyed his visit to a Virginia training
camp to observe Nazis in the "special forces"
drilling at covert operations.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BERLIN-FILM, HEROIN SMUGGLER,
HUBERT VON BLEUCHER

One of the fugitives recruited by the American
intelligence underground was ***heroin smuggler Hubert
von Blcher, the son of a German ambassador.*** Hubert
often bragged that that he was trained by the
Abwehr, the German military intelligence division,
while still a civilian in his twenties. He served
in a recon unit of the German Army until forced out
for medical reasons in 1944, according to his
wartime records. ***He worked briefly as an assistant
director for Berlin-Film*** on a movie entitled One
Day ..., and finished out the war flying with the
Luftwaffe, but not to engage the enemy - his
mission was the smuggling of Nazi loot out of the
country. His exploits were, in part, the subject of
Sayer and Botting's Nazi Gold, an account of the
knockover of the Reichsbank at the end of the war.

HE BROUGHT GERMAN FUNDS TO FOUND
NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY IN ARGENTINA

In 1948 he flew the coop to Argentina. Posing as a
photographer named Huberto von Bleucher Corell, he
immediately paid court to Eva Peron, presenting her
with an invaluable Gobelin tapestry (a selection
from the wealth of artifacts confiscated by the SS
from Europe's Jews?). Hubert then met with Martin
Bormann at the Hotel Plaza to deliver German marks
worth $80 million. The loot financed the birth of
the National Socialist Party in Argentina, among
other forms of Nazi revival.

AFTER THIS HE WENT TO WORK IN HOLLYWOOD, AND FOR DISNEY,
THEN BACK TO GERMANY TO MAKE ANTI-CHEMICAL WARFARE
AGENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT


In 1951, Hubert migrated northward and took a job
at the Color Corporation of America in Hollywood.
He eked out a living writing scripts for the
booming movie industry. His voice can be heard on a
film set in the Amazon, produced by Walt Disney.
Nine years later he returned to Buenos Aires, then
Dusseldorf, West Germany, and ***established a firm
that developed not movie scripts, but anti-chemical
warfare agents for the government.*** At the Industrie
Club in Dsseldorf in 1982, von Blcher boasted to
journalists, "I am chief shareholder of Pan
American Airways. I am the best friend of Howard
Hughes. The Beach Hotel in Las Vegas is 45 percent
financed by me. I am thus the biggest financier
ever to appear in the Arabian Nights tales dreamed
up by these people over their second bottle of
brandy."

MORE NAZI FINANCIERS: MOSES ANNENBERG
AND WALTER ANNENBERG

Not really. Two the biggest financiers to stumble
from the drunken dreams of world-moving affluence
were, in their time, ***Moses Annenberg, publisher of
The Philadelphia Inquirer,*** and his son ***Walter , the
CIA/mob-anchored publisher of the TV Guide.*** Like
most American high-rollers, Annenberg lived a
double life. Moses, his father, was a scion of the
Capone mob. Both Moses and Walter were indicted in
1939 for tax evasions totalling many millions of
dollars - the biggest case in the history of the
Justice Department. Moses pled guilty and agreed to
pay the government $8 million and settle $9 million
in assorted tax claims, penalties and interest
debts. Moses received a three-year sentence. He
died in Lewisburg Penitentiary.

Walter Annenberg, the TV Guide magnate, was a lofty
Republican. On the campaign trail in April, 1988,
George Bush flew into Los Angeles to woo Reagan's
kitchen cabinet. "This is the topping on the cake,"
Bush's regional campaign director told the Los
Angeles Times. The Bush team met at Annenberg's
plush Rancho Mirage estate at Sunnylands,
California. It was at the Annenberg mansion that
Nixon's cabinet was chosen, and the state's social
and contributor registers built over a
quarter-century of state political dominance by
***Ronald Reagan, whose acting career was launched by
Operation MOCKINGBIRD.***

REAGAN AND CIA; OPERATION OCTOPUS

The commercialization of television, coinciding
with ***Reagan's recruitment by the Crusade for
Freedom, a CIA front,*** presented the intelligence
world with unprecedented potential for sowing
propaganda and even prying in the age of Big
Brother. George Orwell glimpsed the possibilities
when he installed omniscient video surveillance
technology in 1948, a novel rechristened 1984 for
the first edition published in the U.S. by
Harcourt, Brace. Operation Octopus, according to
federal files, was in full swing by 1948, a
surveillance program that turned any television set
with tubes into a broadcast transmitter. Agents of
Octopus could pick up audio and visual images with
the equipment as far as 25 miles away.

HALE BOGGS DISAPPEARED INVESTIGATING
OPERATION OCTOPUS, DURING WATERGATE PROBE

Hale Boggs was investigating Operation Octopus at
the time of his disappearance in the midst of the
Watergate probe.

In 1952, at MCA, ***Actors' Guild president Ronald
Reagan*** - a screen idol recruited by MOCKINGBIRD's
Crusade for Freedom to raise funds for the
resettlement of Nazis in the U.S., according to
Loftus - signed a secret waiver of the
conflict-of-interest rule with the mob-controlled
studio, in effect granting it a labor monopoly on
early television programming. In exchange, MCA made
Reagan a part owner.

REAGAN: FBI INFORMER, REAGAN HAD AN FBI INFORMER'S CODE "T-10"

Furthermore, historian C. Vann Woodward,
writing in the New York Times, in 1987,
reported that Reagan had "fed the names of suspect
people in his organization to the FBI secretly and
regularly enough to be assigned 'an informer's code
number, T-10.' His FBI file indicates intense
collaboration with producers to 'purge' the
industry of subversives."

WALTER CRONKITE: FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICER,
UPI'S MOSCOW CORRESPONDENT, LURED TO CBS LATER
[and who enjoys the role of voiceovers for the Owl of Bohemia at Bohemian Grove--with reality this odd who requires anyone to make any more up]

No one ever turned a suspicious eye on ***Walter
Cronkite, a former intelligence officer*** and in the
immediate postwar period UPI's Moscow
correspondent. Cronkite was lured to CBS by
Operation MOCKINGBIRD's Phil Graham, according to
Deborah Davis.

CAP CITIES, ANOTHER CIA TELEVISION CONGLOMERATE

Another television conglomerate, Cap Cities, rose
like a horror-film simian from CIA and Mafia heroin
operations. Among other organized-crime
Republicans, Thomas Dewey and his neighbor Lowell
Thomas threw in to launch the infamous Resorts
International, the corporate front for Lansky's
branch of the federally-sponsored mob family and
the corporate precursor to Cap Cities. Another of
the investors was James Crosby, a Cap Cities
executive who donated $100,000 to Nixon's 1968
presidential campaign. This was the year that
Resorts bought into Atlantic City casino interests.
Police in New jersey attempted, with no success, to
spike the issuance of a gambling license to the
company, citing Mafia ties.

CAP CITIES CHIEF COUNCIL WAS WILLIAM CASEY, OSS VETERAN,
CASEY LATER THE HEAD OF THE CIA IN THE 1980s

In 1954, this same circle of investors, all
Catholics, founded the broadcasting company
notorious for overt propagandizing and general
spookiness. The company's chief counsel was OSS
veteran William Casey, who clung to his shares by
concealing them in a blind trust even after he was
appointed CIA director by Ronald Reagan in 1981.

"Black radio" was the phrase CIA critic David Wise
coined in The Invisible Government to describe the
agency's intertwining interests in the emergence of
the transistor radio with the entrepreneurs who
took to the airwaves. "Daily, East and West beam
hundreds of propaganda broadcasts at each other in
an unrelenting babble of competition for the minds
of their listeners. The low-price transistor has
given the hidden war a new importance," enthused
one foreign correspondent.

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS WITH CIA LINKS, USING PUBLIC MONEY
FOR PROPOGANDA

A Hydra of private foundations sprang up to finance
the propaganda push. One of them, Operations and
Policy Research, Inc. (OPR), received hundreds of
thousands of dollars from the CIA through private
foundations and trusts. OPR research was the basis
of a television series that aired in New York and
Washington, D.C. in 1964, Of People and Politics, a
"study" of the American political system in 21
weekly installments.

CHICAGO MOB AND CIA IN THE FILM INDUSTRY IN HOLLYWOOD

COLUMBIA PICTURES HEAD VISITS BENITO MUSSOLINI IN 1933,
REMODELED HIS OFFICE AFTER BENITO'S

In Hollywood, the visual cortex of The Beast, the
same CIA/Mafia combination that formed Cap Cities
sank its claws into the film studios and labor
unions. Johnny Rosselli was pulled out of the Army
during the war by a criminal investigation of
Chicago mobsters in the film industry. Rosselli, a
CIA asset probably assassinated by the CIA, played
sidekick to Harry Cohn, the Columbia Pictures mogul
who visited Italy's Benito Mussolini in 1933, and
upon his return to Hollywood remodeled his office
after the dictator's. The only honest job Rosselli
ever had was assistant purchasing agent (and a
secret investor) at Eagle Lion productions, run by
Bryan Foy, a former producer for 20th Century Fox.
Rosselli, Capone's representative on the West
Coast, passed a small fortune in mafia investments
to Cohn. Bugsy Seigel pooled gambling investments
with Billy Wilkerson, publisher of the Hollywood
Reporter.

BY 1950s, CIA SPENDING 1/3 OF ITS BUDGET ON GLOBAL PROPAGANDA

COST BY 1978 FOR THIS GLOBAL 'CIA NEWS WIRE':
$265 MILLION A YEAR, BUDGET LARGER THAN
REUTERS, UPI, AND AP WIRES COMBINED

In the 1950s, outlays for global propaganda climbed
to a full third of the CIA's covert operations
budget. Some 3, 000 salaried and contract CIA
employees were eventually engaged in propaganda
efforts. The cost of disinforming the world cost
American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year
by 1978, a budget larger than the combined
expenditures of Reuters, UPI and the AP news
syndicates.

COPELY NEWS SERVICE AND THE CIA, ADMITTAL IN 1977,
23 COPELY NEWS SERVICE EMPLOYEES WERE FULL TIME
CIA EMPLOYEES

In 1977, the Copely News Service admitted that it
worked closely with the intelligence services - in
fact, 23 employees were full-time employees of the
Agency.

Most consumers of the corporate media were - and
are - unaware of the effect that the salting of
public opinion has on their own beliefs. A network
anchorman in time of national crisis is an
instrument of psychological warfare in the
MOCKINGBIRD media. He is a creature from the
national security sector's chamber of horrors. For
this reason consumers of the corporate press have
reason to examine their basic beliefs about
government and life in the parallel universe of
these United States.

TITLES ONLY



OUR STORY BEGINS WITH THE CIA INFILTRATION OF THE WASHINTON POST

AND MOVED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, AND CBS by 1950s

25 NEWSPAPERS AND WIRE ORGANIZATIONS, UNDER THE CIA

FOIA: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DOCUMENTS, CIA BRAGS ON PLACING CIA AGENTS IN ALL MAJOR MEDIA

WARTIME COLONEL, FOUNDER OF CBS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BERLIN-FILM, HEROIN SMUGGLER, HUBERT VON BLEUCHER, HE BROUGHT GERMAN FUNDS TO FOUND NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY IN ARGENTINA, AFTER THIS HE WENT TO WORK IN HOLLYWOOD, AND FOR DISNEY, THEN BACK TO GERMANY TO MAKE ANTI-CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT

MORE NAZI FINANCIERS: MOSES ANNENBERG AND WALTER ANNENBERG, MOB CONNECTED

REAGAN AND CIA; OPERATION OCTOPUS

HALE BOGGS DISAPPEARED INVESTIGATING OPERATION OCTOPUS, DURING WATERGATE PROBE

REAGAN, THE "GREAT FBI COMMUNICATOR": FBI INFORMER, REAGAN HAD AN FBI INFORMER'S CODE "T-10"

WALTER CRONKITE: FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICER, UPI'S MOSCOW CORRESPONDENT, LURED TO CBS LATER [and who enjoys the role of voiceovers for the Owl of Bohemia at Bohemian Grove--with reality this odd who requires anyone to make any more up]

CAP CITIES, ANOTHER CIA TELEVISION CONGLOMERATE

CAP CITIES CHIEF COUNCIL WAS WILLIAM CASEY, OSS VETERAN, CASEY LATER THE HEAD OF THE CIA IN THE 1980s

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS WITH CIA LINKS, USING PUBLIC MONEY FOR PROPOGANDA

CHICAGO MOB AND CIA IN THE FILM INDUSTRY IN HOLLYWOOD

COLUMBIA PICTURES HEAD VISITS BENITO MUSSOLINI IN 1933, REMODELED HIS OFFICE AFTER BENITO'S

BY 1950s, CIA SPENDING 1/3 OF ITS BUDGET ON GLOBAL PROPAGANDA

COST BY 1978 FOR THIS GLOBAL 'CIA NEWS WIRE': $265 MILLION A YEAR, BUDGET LARGER THAN REUTERS, UPI, AND AP WIRES COMBINED

COPELY NEWS SERVICE AND THE CIA, ADMITTAL IN 1977, 23 COPELY NEWS SERVICE EMPLOYEES WERE FULL TIME
CIA EMPLOYEES



related book:

Virtual Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in America
by Alex Constantine (Paperback - July 1997)

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A Secret Establishment Behind the Power?, February 27, 2003
Reviewer: Oscar L. Vazquez (see more about me) from Chicago, Illinois United States
This frightening and almost depressing research, drive us to the quasi unknown underground word of conspiracies.
Starting in the previous years of WWII, Mr. Constantine guided us through the tortuous ways used by de nazis to get into power and how after the end of the war - in collaboration with several US agencies - infiltrated and blended into American culture, economy, society and policy but the most shocking part of this research is how these "organizations" manipulated the citizenry. Operation Mockingbird, created with the purpose of total control of the mass media, buying newspapers, magazines, tv channels and infiltrating Hollywood to influence and control public opinion. The use of innocent citizens as human guinea pigs without their knowledge or concent, the torture and brainwash of adults and children to experiment mind control techniques is the most scary part of this book that make us think and enlight a little about why so many people ended alienated, commiting suicide or becoming mass murderes without a reason. I strongly recommend this book to people who like, enjoy or have certain interest in conspiracy subject.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Best Book on American Fascism I have read, April 3, 2000
Reviewer: A reader from Los Angeles, California
This is without a doubt the best book on techno-fascism, hell, on fascism in general, that I have ever read. This is the unadulterated, universally censored truth about domestic politics, and Alex Constantine is a couragous journalist indeed to take on the "Establishment" with intelligence and clarity. The documentation is exhaustive, and I recommend this book to one and all. I anxiously await his next tour de force.


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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Best Book on American Fascism I have read, April 3, 2000
Reviewer: dave johnson from Los Angeles, California
This is without a doubt the best book on techno-fascism, hell, on fascism in general, that I have ever read. This is the unadulterated, universally censored truth about domestic politics, and Alex Constantine is a couragous journalist indeed to take on the "Establishment" with intelligence and clarity. The documentation is exhaustive, and I recommend this book to one and all. I anxiously await his next tour de force.


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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Excellent, September 5, 1999
Reviewer: A reader from Hollywood, Florida USA
This book is full of references, information, and reasonable conclusions on a subject on which it is extremely difficult to get documentation. Much of Constantine's research is confirmed by other authors who have gone into more detail, such as Anne Collins, In the Sleep Room; John Marks, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, Kenn Thomas & Jim Keith, The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro; John DeCamp, The Franklin Coverup. Constantine's book may seem farfetched to some people, but there is a growing body of material to back up his assertions.




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"How dare this little one speak so boldly! Off with her head!"

What happened to Carl Bernstein? 03.Jun.2005 14:01

just asking

Woodward is CIA, Washington Post is CIA, Felt is FBI. What's the story with Carl Bernstein? Last media appearance I found on Carl was him speaking out in Florida, where he was harping on the phony MSM and the fascist Bush regime. Maybe that's it. Carl doesn't work for the Bush crime syndicate.

Felt was just doing what his boss(CIA Herbert Walker Bush) directed him to do and that was bring down the Nixon administration.
Of course Nixon was no shrinking violet but this was a turf war between crime cartels and Bush won.

it's not senile Mr. Felt: Deep Throat is Sen. Bennett, ex-CIA cover corp Pres. 04.Jun.2005 16:08

much more believable to me

all that about Rockefeller is angle one, this is another second angle which of course connects back to Rockefeller anyway:





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Jim Hougan, co-author "Silent Coup: The Removal of a President "(1992)
believes Felt was badgered into playing this role by family and friends.
Felt is 91 years old, and counting. A reporter who recently interviewed
him found the interview an incoherent waste of time, and killed his own
story.

According to Houghton, Felt wrote a book about his career in the FBI. In
it, he goes out of the way to say that he met Woodward on a single
occasion. This was in Felt's FBI office, and the upshot of it was that
Felt told Woodward that he would not cooperate with him in his pursuit of
"Watergate."

Houghton says no one in or around the Nixon White House was in a position
to know all of the things that Throat is alleged to have told Woodward.
For example, Felt had no way of knowing about the 18-and-a-half minute gap
in Rosemary Woods' tape. This strongly suggests that Throat was a
composite.

"What we have here, then, is the sad spectacle of an old man being
manipulated," says Houghton. "The only person who meets [the Deep Throat]
criterion, to my knowledge, is Robert Bennett. Now one of the most
powerful men in the U.S. Senate, Bennett was President of the Robert R.
Mullen Company in 1972-3. This was the CIA front for which Howard Hunt
worked."

Houghton obtained a memo under the Freedom of Information Act in which
Bennett admits he is briefing Bob Woodward. "Woodward's gratefulness was
manifest in the way he kept the CIA, in general, and the Robert R. Mullen
Company, in particular, out of his stories."

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'Deep Throated' Media
Swallow Banker Lies
Watergate Coup d'Etat
By Henry Makow, PhD
6-4-5


In their exclusive clubs, central bankers and their CIA-CFR minions are
toasting the gullibility of the American public and having a good laugh.
While portraying Watergate as a victory for press freedom and democracy,
again they made a mockery out of both.

Last week, they rolled out a senile man of 91, former FBI Deputy Director
Mark Felt, and announced that he was the infamous "Deep Throat."

Ex-Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein admitted Felt
provided clues that led to the 1974 impeachment of Richard Nixon for the
Watergate burglary and obstruction of justice.

Watergate was a coup d'etat. Felt's true role is to deflect attention from
the CIA. The family of central banker Eugene Meyer owns The Washington
Post, which has long established ties to the CIA.

Nixon's Watergate missteps were an excuse to remove a popular President
who had just won a landslide victory and had become a threat to central
banker hegemony. [despite being sponsored, he was becoming very
anti-corporatists, even froze fuel oil prices and was about to start
nationally required land use planning, which would have pretty much
stopped the world of wasteland inefficient sprawl in present 2005--though
that would have challenged the real estate moguls.]

According to Seymour Hersh, in an article entitled "The Pardon," (Atlantic
Monthly, Aug. 1983, p.69) a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalled
that on Dec. 22, 1973, Nixon tried to get military support to resist the
"eastern elite."

"He kept on referring to the fact that he may be the last hope, [that] the
eastern elite was out to get him. He kept saying, "This is our last and
best hope. The last chance to resist the fascists [of the Left]." (William
T. Still, New World Order, Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, p. 12)

According to Webster Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin (The Unauthorized
Biography of George Bush): "The reason the Watergate scandal escalated
into the overthrow of Nixon has to do with the international monetary
crisis of those years, and with Nixon's inability to manage the collapse
of the Bretton Woods system and the US dollar in a way satisfactory to the
Anglo-American financial elite...

"Broadly speaking, Watergate was a coup d'etat which was instrumental in
laying the basis for the specific new type of authoritarian-totalitarian
regime which now rules the United States. The purpose of the coup was to
rearrange the dominant institutions of the US government so as to enhance
their ability to carry out policies agreeable to the increasingly urgent
dictates of the British [re. Rothschild] -dominated Morgan-
Rockefeller-Mellon-Harriman financier faction."

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A LITTLE HISTORY

As I have said, sham democracy is the bankers' preferred method of social
control. They groom the candidates, own the media and pay the talking
heads. If an elected official gets silly notions about defending the
national interest, they arrange a plane cash or an impeachment.

Until 1972, Richard Nixon had been a compliant pawn of the
Rothschild-Rockefeller cabal. In 1947, he answered an ad placed by some
powerful businessmen looking for someone to run for Congress. The
advertiser was none other than Prescott Bush, grandfather of Dubya, and a
partner in Rothschild banking asset Brown Brothers Harriman. [This leaves
out that he was working with the CIA/Army intelligence spy frameworks that
were very pro-fascist themselves in WWII. Worked with Kissinger.]

After his humiliating defeat to California Governor Pat Brown in 1962,
Nixon worked for John Mitchell, Nelson Rockefeller's personal attorney and
lived rent-free in a posh apartment owned by Nelson Rockefeller. His job
was to become President in 1968 when, to the consternation of his
conservative supporters, he pursued Rockefeller's "internationalist"
polices.

[However,] The bankers pulled the plug on Nixon because he was becoming
unmanageable. [and working on his own agendas, regardless of what
we think of them. That was the point.] Already before 1972, Nixon is heard
on tape agreeing with Billy Graham that something had to be done about the
"Jewish stranglehold" on the mass media or the "country will go down the
drain." He also referred to elite-party-place Bohemian Grove as "the most
faggy goddamn thing I've ever seen".

JIM HOUGAN WEIGHS IN

Jim Hougan, co-author "Silent Coup: The Removal of a President "(1992)
believes Felt was badgered into playing this role by family and friends.
Felt is 91 years old, and counting. A reporter who recently interviewed
him found the interview an incoherent waste of time, and killed his own
story.

According to Houghton, Felt wrote a book about his career in the FBI. In
it, he goes out of the way to say that he met Woodward on a single
occasion. This was in Felt's FBI office, and the upshot of it was that
Felt told Woodward that he would not cooperate with him in his pursuit of
"Watergate."

Houghton says no one in or around the Nixon White House was in a position
to know all of the things that Throat is alleged to have told Woodward.
For example, Felt had no way of knowing about the 18-and-a-half minute gap
in Rosemary Woods' tape. This strongly suggests that Throat was a
composite.

"What we have here, then, is the sad spectacle of an old man being
manipulated," says Houghton. "The only person who meets [the Deep Throat]
criterion, to my knowledge, is Robert Bennett. Now one of the most
powerful men in the U.S. Senate, Bennett was President of the Robert R.
Mullen Company in 1972-3. This was the CIA front for which Howard Hunt
worked."

Houghton obtained a memo under the Freedom of Information Act in which
Bennett admits he is briefing Bob Woodward. "Woodward's gratefulness was
manifest in the way he kept the CIA, in general, and the Robert R. Mullen
Company, in particular, out of his stories."

 http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/ (scroll down)

CONCLUSION

If we count the Kennedy Assasination, the impeachment of Richard Nixon was
the second coup d'etat by the central bankers in a dozen years. They were
steps leading to their attack on the World Trade Centre and the inception
of the repressive Patriot Act.

Last week, the "free press" earned the title "Deep Throat" by
demonstrating that, for a small price, it would swallow anything.

The carefully staged event illustrates how far it has gone from being
guardian of the public interest to being an instrument of mass deception
and social control. In the New World Order, traitors like Bob Woodward and
Mark Felt are "heroes" while our defenders like Richard Nixon are defamed.

George Orwell famously said, "He who controls the past controls the
future." If the best values of Western Civilization are to survive,
historical truth clearly is something we must struggle to uphold.