Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) campaign to influence media to promote false propaganda or print misleading stories. Operation Mockingbird was the brainstorm project of Frank Wisner in collaboration with Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles who are listed as the “principal operatives” of Operation Mockingbird.
Today, Operation Mockingbird has evolved into a new brand of media control. CIA Agents are now hired and given shill accounts on social media outlets like Facebook to argue any ideology they are instructed to. The agents have up to 10 fake shill accounts used to troll and create the illusion of having a genuine network of friends. They will defend current administration decisions with relentless irrational stubbornness that one can only be paid to do. The government is using tax money to spread lies and disinformation to the public. Is this the best use for our tax money?
Are you chatting with a CIA Agent online? It’s possible you may already have. Last year Abby Martin from RT’s “Breaking the Set” reported on an up to date Operation Mockingbird where the CIA packed a building full of CIA agents with the sole purpose of misleading the public.
In the congressional hearing from 1976 (below) listen to how many agents are in the media to write false stories.
According to the Congress report published in 1976:
“The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets.”
By the year 1953 Operation Mockingbird dictated information in over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. These organizations were run by people with well-known right-wing views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O’Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham, Sr., (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor).
Even Rolling Stone claimed that a journalist Joseph Alsop was under the control of Operation Mockingbird in 1977. His articles appeared in over 300 different newspapers. Other journalists alleged by Rolling Stone Magazine to have been willing to promote the views of the CIA included Stewart Alsop (New York Herald Tribune), Ben Bradlee (Newsweek), James Reston (New York Times), Charles Douglas Jackson (Time Magazine), Walter Pincus (Washington Post), William C. Baggs (The Miami News), Herb Gold (The Miami News) and Charles Bartlett (Chattanooga Times). According to Nina Burleigh (A Very Private Woman), these journalists sometimes wrote articles that were commissioned by Frank Wisner. The CIA also provided them with classified information to help them with their work.
The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, passed as part of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, will allow the CIA to flood America with more government propaganda. Well now openly anyway. They are now telling us they will be lying to us on purpose to misguide and push their agenda. They are openly admitting to crime.